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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

The Royal Inland Road

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2015
1. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Marker
Inscription.
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro ha sido inscrito en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en virtud de la Convención para la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial Cultural y Natural.
La inscripción en esta Lista consagra el Valor Universal Excepcional del bien que representa el primer itinerario Cultural terrestre trazado por los españoles en América, siendo el Centro Histórico de Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., uno de los 60 sitios que lo conforman.

English:
The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Inscription on the List confirms the Outstanding Universal Value of the property that represents the first terrestrial Cultural Route traced by the Spaniards in America, being the Historic Centre of Santiago Querétaro, Qro., one of the 60 sites that compose it.

Trigésima Cuarta Reunión del Comité de Patrimonio Mundial
Estados Parte que aprobaron por unanimidad la inscripción: Australia, Baréin, Barbados, Brasil, Camboya, China, Egipto, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Estonia, Etiopia, Francia, Irak, Jordania, Malí, México, Nigeria, Rusia, Sudáfrica, Suecia, Suiza y Tailandia.
Brasilia, Brasil, 1º de agosto de 2010.

English translation:
The thirty-fourth meeting of the Comittee
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2015
2. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Marker
The marker's reverse.
on Worldwide Patrimony
State members approved by unanimity the inscription: Australia, Bahrein, Barbados, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Iraq, Jordan, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Thailand.
Brasilia, Brazil, August 1, 2010.

Nota Histórica
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, también llamado Camino de la Plata, iniciaba su recorrido en la capital novohispano y llegaba hasta Texas y Nuevo Mexico en los Estados Unidos. Utilizado entre los siglos XVI y XIX, servía para transportar la plata extraída de las minas de Zacatecas, Guanajuato y San Luis Potosí, así como el mercurio importado de Europa.

A su paso por la ciudad de Santiago de Querétaro, pasaba frente al convento grande de San Francisco, lugar en que se bifurcaba, siguiendo hacia el norte a la ciudad de Zacatecas y, hacia el poniente, a la ciudad de Celaya.

Aunque su origen y utilización están vinculados a la minería, el Camino Real de Tierra Adentro propició también el establecimiento de vínculos socioculturales, religiosos, políticos y militares entre la sociedad hispánica y la amerindia, por lo que la trigésima cuarta Reunión de Comité de Patrimonio Cultural celebrada en Brasilia, Brasil, el 1 de agosto de 2010, aprobó su inscripción en la lista de Patrimonio Mundial de la Organización de las
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2015
3. El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Marker
The famed Querétaro aqueduct, symbol of the city, can be seen in the background.
Naciones Unidas, para la Educación, la Ciencia, y la Cultura, UNESCO. Este monumento se erige para memoria y celebración de un camino que definió el destino de nuestra nación.
H. Ayuntamiento de Querétaro 2012-2015

English translation:
Historical Note
The Royal Inland Road, also known as the Silver Road, began its journey in the capital of new Spain in Mexico City and ended in Texas and New Mexico in what is now the United States. Used between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, it served for transporting silver extracted from the mines of Zacatecas, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosi south to Mexico City, and for taking mercury imported from Europe north to the mines.
As the road passed through the city of Santiago de Querétaro, it made its way in front of the largest convent, San Francisco, where it forked, one part continuing north to the city of Zacatecas and the other to the west, to the city of Celaya.

Although its origin and use are linked to mining, the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro also led to the establishment of socio-cultural, religious, political and military links between Hispanic and Amerindian society, and the 34th Meeting of the Committee of Cultural Heritage, held in Brasilia, Brazil, on August 1, 2010, approved its inclusion on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites for Education, Science and Culture. This monument stands for the memory and celebration of a path that defined the destiny of our nation.
Honorable City Council of Querétaro 2012-2015
 
Erected 2010.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 20° 35.589′ N, 100° 22.817′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Ejército Republicano, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacio Mariano de las Casas (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Pérez (within shouting distance of this marker); Epigmenio González (within shouting distance of this marker); Josefa Vergara y Hernández (within shouting distance of this marker); Félix Osores y Sotomayor (within shouting distance of this marker); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (within shouting distance of this marker); Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra (within shouting distance of this marker); German Patiño (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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