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A nice trip, particularly en route to the House of Edward James

The missions are all identical, more or less, and the one in Jalpan is a good place to spend the... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Littleton, Colorado
Where Fray Junipero de Serra got his start

Californians all know about the missions that Fr. Junipero de Serra founded in California, but... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Sara N
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17 Dec 2017
“A nice trip, particularly en route to the House of Edward James”
27 Jul 2016
“Where Fray Junipero de Serra got his start”
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Sierra Gorda de Queretaro | Jalpan de Serra. B. juarez no. 29 col centro Jalpan de Serra, Qro., Queretaro City 76340, Mexico
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The missions are all identical, more or less, and the one in Jalpan is a good place to spend the night after leaving Queretaro and visiting Bernal or Tequisquiapan. The one in Landa is right off the highway en route to Xilitla, and one other...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank DonAlbertoDeQueretar
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Californians all know about the missions that Fr. Junipero de Serra founded in California, but before he did that he founded five in the Sierra Gorda, now a protected biosphere, and collectively the missions are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The two we saw, in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Sara N
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I love visiting Jalpan in Queretaro. The town is quaint but vibrant. The mission in the central plaza is beautiful and well taken care of. I was there about 7 years ago and they were restoring the facade from weathering. Having gone back this week...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Chris D
Reviewed 15 December 2014

The Franciscan Missions are located three hours by curvy road north of Querétaro City in the Sierra Gorda region. They date to the mid-18th century when Father Junípero Serra (the same missionary who went on to establish the missions in California, which was then still...More

Date of experience: November 2014
5  Thank CharlesG384
Reviewed 22 August 2014

If you are at all interested in mixed indigenous and spanish art, the facades of the UNESCO buildings are well worth a visit. You an see all five in two days if you stay in Jalpan and have a car. Look for the tourist information...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank 528denisee
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very beautiful and very large church with outstanding artwork. First Missions in Queretaro built in the 1500's.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Annesc2006
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Fray Junipero de Serra was a Franciscan priest in search of the salvation of the Indian Souls. Pursuing this goal he has founded several “Misions” in the mid seventeenth century: interesting churches later on converted in towns, to evangelize. In the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro,...More

Date of experience: February 2012
3  Thank Horacio R
Reviewed 1 July 2012

The Missions Francisans are elegant old buildings, with ancient bells and towering steeples. Parking is plentiful and easy. In general they are adequately maintained. The architecture and facades are breathtaking.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank TedH10
Reviewed 23 May 2012

I happen to be a big fan of UNESCO World Heritage sites, which these 5 missions are designated as. So my husband and I decided to drive up to Jalpan de Serra in our rental car to check out the missions. After a harrowing, 3...More

Date of experience: May 2012
3  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 18 May 2012

The missions are beautiful with colonial style. Nature is also great. The places are peaceful but difficult to access if you don't have a car.

Date of experience: January 2012
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