Cities of Silver: Santiago de Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato


The Houston Seminar will explore the colonial—and contemporary—heritage of three central Mexican cities founded in the sixteenth century and renowned for their architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage. Santiago de Querétaro (1531), Guanajuato (1548), and San Miguel de Allende (1555) lie near sources of mineral deposits whose discovery in the eighteenth century would make Mexico the world’s leading producer of silver. Today, all three cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will spend two nights in San Miguel de Allende and two nights in Santiago de Querétaro, traveling via coach in and around these two cities and Guanajuato.

Trip pricing does not include airfare.  Registration information to be released soon. To place your name on an interest list for this study tour, please call 713-666-9000 or email [email protected]