Take a trip through the spectacular Sierra Gorda mountains east of Querétaro to see the five beautiful mission churches built by the same friar who built the missions in California.

Mission church at Jalpan

On the way you can visit the remote and evocative pre-Hispanic site of Las Ranas.

Las Ranas

There are hotels to stay at in both Jalpa and Conca. Although feasible by (2nd class) bus the journey is best done by car. The road is a good one but very windy and there are a fair number of trucks.

On the road