Lose yourself in its colorful streets. Spend some time at its museums. Enjoy a delicious pan de pulque and explore the woodsy surrounds.
Things to do
Services in Amealco
What makes it magical
Arid, semi-desert valleys open up to a landscape of grasslands, rolling hills, and forests.This is Amealco. It’s a town full of color and tradition that’s best explored at a slow pace. It’s the birthplace of one of Querétaro’s most iconic symbols: colorful cloth dolls also known as Marías. It’s also the land of pulque (fermented agave sap) and where they worship Santa María Concepción for nearly a full month.
Why you should go
A doll called María
- The handicraft symbol of Querétaro.
- These dolls have served as tools for teaching children certain roles in their communities.
- They are used to teach lessons about traditional dress and dancing, and even mothering.
- There are dolls made from clay, cactus fiber, wool, and istle.
- Experiencing the Festival Nacional de la Muñeca Artesanal (National Traditional Doll Festival).
- Stargazing atop Cerro de los Gallos.
- Trying pan de pulque (pulque bread).