an eclectic mix of Baroque & Neoclassical, is one of Queretaro’s most ornate & one of the latest baroque works in the city.
The city ‘s Cathedral & adjacent ex-monastery, formerly the San Felipe Neri Oratory, is located at the corner of Madero & Ocampo. Unlike most cathedrals in the world, Queretaro’s cathedral is not located in the main square.
The old monastery, more commonly referred to as the Conín Palace, now houses the Ministry of Urban Development and Public Works. Conin was an Otomi leader who converted to Roman Catholicism between the years 1522 & 1526, changed his name to Fernando de Tapia, & founded the city of Santiago de Querétaro on July 25,1531. There’s a huge statue of Conin at the south entrance of the city on Federal highway 57 to Mexico city.