Location: Centro de Congresos Queretaro – QCC, Paseo de las Artes 1531-B, Josefa Vergara, 76090 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., Mexico
Phone: 442 238 6400
Timings: 08:00 AM – 15:30 PM
About: Centro de Congresos Queretaro, Queretaro
Centro de Congresos Queretaro is a multipurpose convention center and indoor arena located in Queretaro, Queretaro. It was started in 2007 and finished after a two year pause of the construction, in 2011, due to the continued growth of both the city and the state. Prior to the completion of the Centro de Congresos, the Auditorio Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez was the largest indoor venue in Queretaro. However, that arena had been built in 1985, when Queretaro’s population was less than half its current population. The growth of Queretaro’s population eventually escalated to the point that a venue with a much larger capacity was needed, resulting in this venue.
The largest indoor venue in the state of Queretaro with a seating capacity of up to 6,000 and 6,570 square meters (70,700 square feet) of exhibition apace, Gran Salon Queretaro is used for exhibitions, trade shows, concerts, sporting events, conventions and sometimes beauty pageants such as the Nuestra Belleza Queretaro pageant. It can be divided into four separate rooms and has a ceiling height of 11.2 meters (37 feet). For trade shows, the hall can accommodate 328 stands. In front of the Gran Salon Queretaro is a 2,340-square-meter (25,200-square-foot) outdoor terrace.
Among the earliest entertainment acts at the Gran Salon Queretaro were Ximena Sarinana, Sheyla Tadeo and Los Tigres del Norte.
The Casa de los Corregidores is the name of the Convention Center’s ballroom, with a capacity of 2,800, a ceiling height of 7.5 meters (25 feet) and 4,604 square meters (49,560 square feet) of space. It is used for banquets, conferences and conventions.
The Teatro Metropolitano is a performing arts complex consisting of a 1,335-seat concert hall used for concerts, stage shows and orchestra performances and two smaller theaters, one of which seats 330 and is used for local plays, and the 120-seat Sala de Danza, used for dance recitals.