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Bridge of History

Conocido durante siglos como Puente de Piedra, fue terminado de construir el año de 1710, para poder cruzar el caudaloso Río San Juan, que en temporada de lluvias dejaba el Camino Real interrumpido. Con la construcción de este puente, la Ruta de la Plata se convirtió en uno de los principales caminos dentro de la…

Plaza of the Founders

This square pays tribute to the founding act of San Juan del Río, since, according to the narrative of this fact, it was in this place that the declaration of foundation was made by Juan Mexici, Don Nicolás de San Luis Montañez and Fray Juan Baptist. For centuries it was the cemetery of the city’s…

Portal of Tithe

Important hacienda whose origins date back to the sixteenth century and the very origins of New Spain, was part of the mayorazgo of La Llave, which belonged to Malitzin and porteriormente to Don Pedro de Quezada, his grandson. Having passed through the hands of the main families of the region, it is currently part of…

Hacienda Galindo

Important hacienda whose origins date back to the sixteenth century and the very origins of New Spain, was part of the mayorazgo of La Llave, which belonged to Malitzin and porteriormente to Don Pedro de Quezada, his grandson. Having passed through the hands of the main families of the region, it is currently part of…

Monument to Independence

The monument is located in the Plaza Independencia, the central point of the city, ordered to erect originally to hold a bust of Carlota I, the empress declined the honor, suggesting that the monument be dedicated to the Independence of Mexico. A bronze eagle was placed in 1868 and was struck down by lightning two…

Parish set

Integrated by the Parish of San Juan Bautista, patron saint of the city and the Diocesan Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, formerly Temple of the Natives and Parish of the Spaniards, respectively. Built in the eighteenth century, at the same point on which the first chapel was founded in 1531, according to the stories…