Location within Mexico
|Municipality||Santiago de Querétaro|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Juriquilla is a small town now forming the northernmost part of the city of Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico. It was founded originally as a hacienda in the 18th century, and fractioned into a golf course and residential area in the 1970s. It is located some 300 kilometres (190 mi) to the northwest of Mexico City, and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of downtown state capital Santiago de Querétaro.
The city is located by the Querétaro-San Luis Potosí highway. The hacienda has been converted into a hotel.
The main building of the hacienda was built in 1707. By the end of the 18th Century the owner of the property was Pedro Antonio de Septién Montero y Austri, son of Agustín de Septién y Montero, from León, Guanajuato. Pedro Antonio moved from Guanajuato to Querétaro in his youth, and became Alférez Real of the city for almost 37 years. He was also dean and mayor on many occasions. Pedro Antonio died in December 1814.
In the 19th century the hacienda was bought by Timoteo Fernández de Jáuregui, who later sold it to Bernabé Loyola. This last one sold the property to Francisco Contreras and finally was bought by José Mario Romero, a wealthy businessman from nearby San Juan del Río.
The hacienda was finally transformed into a hotel in 1992.
- UNAM - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquilla (Neurobiology Institute, LIPATA: Institute of Engineering, Geosciences Center, and CFATA: Applied Physics and Advanced Technology Center).
- CINVESTAV - Advanced Research Center for the IPN "Centro de Investigación Avanzada del Instituto Politécnico Nacional".
- UAQ - Autonomous University of Querétaro "Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro".
- UVM - Universidad del Valle de México, Campus Qro.
- Golf Course Juriquilla (Par 72).
- Bullfighting Ring, with capacity for 4,000.
- Plaza Náutica (Dining Venues).
Juriquilla Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course par 72 and a hotel. Holes Flat 18-hole course, yardage 6794-6192-4842, Designed by Larry Hughes in 1977. The facilities include: Club House, Restaurant, Bar, Tuition, Pro-Shop, Driving Range and hotel.
It also has a smaller 9-hole executive golf course, of 9 par 3 holes.
Juriquilla has always been known as a residential area. A ten minute drive from downtown puts Juriquilla far enough to avoid the city common problems, such as traffic jams, but close enough to enjoy all of the city's advantages. During the last decade, Juriquilla has slowly been recognized as an investment opportunity area, due to the prices of the land and the arrival of many people from Mexico City. However, Juriquilla's population has grown enough as to suffer from traffic problems when inhabitants leave their homes for their jobs, which are usually located in Santiago de Querétaro or El Marqués, or when returning home.