Santiago de Querétaro is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro. The word Querétaro has multiple meanings:
In the Indigenous Languages of the Otomi and Purépecha, the meaning is "Ball Game" and "Place of Crags", referring to the rocky hills.
In Pre-Columbian terminology, the meaning is "Island of the Blue Salamanders", "Place of Reptiles" or "Place of Giant Rocks".
In the Spanish Language, the meaning is "Place of Great People".
In La Señora Language, the meaning is "City of Churches and Fountains".
|Templo de La Santa Cruz|
|Capilla de La Merced Dome|
On our Sunday morning walks it is not unusual to see many of these churches filled to capacity! For some reason, I am affected by the site of this and I find myself stopping and staring in admiration. I do not understand why this moves me, but it does. Maybe it is the passion, peace, dedication or loyalty to something greater than mankind. Who am I kidding, this Catholic girl is feeling guilty about standing on the outside looking in!
|Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo|
|Templo de Santo Domingo|
|Templo de San Francisco|
|Sunset View of Church Steeples and Domes|
|Plaza de Armas|
|Hill of Bells, Children's Fountain|
|Calle Cinco de Mayo|
|Otomi Warrior Fountain|
|Neptune / Temple de Santa Clara|
I hope you have enjoyed!