Sunday, February 24, 2019

A Visit to Queretaro and Bernal

One day we went on a tour put on by the library to the towns of Queretaro and Bernal. First up was Queretaro, best known for its 74-arch aqueduct.

It was built in the 18th century by a wealthy man for a nun that he loved. It worked, and they lived happily ever after.

He is honored in various places around the city, with statues and with his elevated tomb.

We had a tour of the convent where he met his love.

The last arch of the aqueduct is inside the convent.

We got a group photo there.

We saw an interesting statue in town-

Surrounded by 4 barfing dogs...

I loved the decorations on this house.

We had time for a little shopping near the central square.

The Temple of San Francisco is right on the square.

The inside is just amazing!

We then moved on to Bernal, where the big attraction is Pena de Bernal, one of the tallest monoliths in the world. You can walk part way up it, but I passed.

Instead, I walked around looking at some unique graffiti.

We also got a chance to do some shopping in the town of Bernal -

And visited a textile factory there.

I don't know how they can find the color they need...

There was a church on their square too - the San Sebastian Church.

With another pretty interior.

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