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Published: September 9th 2015
This album, the last one in my Queretaro series, features photos taken in & around & near the Plaza de Armas, the city's main square. Some background info:
Santiago de Querétaro, founded in 1531, is located 221 kms NE of Mexico City. With a population of over 1 million in 2010, it is the largest city and capital of the State of Querétaro. Because of its low crime rate and low unemployment, the city’s standard of living is considered the highest in Mexico & Latin America, although some consider it more expensive to live there. The city is also considered one of the cleanest cities in the world. The historic city center was declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco in 1996. Plaza de Armas (aka Independence Square)
is the city’s main square (zocalo) & the heart of the city’s historic center The square is surrounded by splendid colonial buildings, & 18th century casonas & portals. The imposing State Government Palace, formerly the Casa de la Corregidora, is on the north side. Prominently featured in the center of the square is a fountain topped by a statue of the Marquis de la Villa del Villar del
co - aka Casa de la Corregidora
because it was the residence of the Queretaro’s Magistrate (Corregidora) Dona Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez until 1810.
Aguila, benefactor of the city & builder of the aqueduct.
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