Landa comes from the Chichimeca word Lan-ha, which means watery a swam ply place.
Landa de Matamoros is one of the regions that make up the state of Queretaro and has a great variety of climates due to the ruggedness of its soil.
Landa de Matamoros Querétaro
Landa is a historic town and despite being small, it is perfect for a weekend visit or to stay a few days and escape from daily life, noise and pollution. It is a place that like many others in Mexico, has great tourist attractions and two of them are the Franciscan missions named Cultural Heritage of Humanity: Santa Maria de Landa and San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco.
What would a beautiful Mexican town be without its gastronomy? In Lanza you can enjoy the exquisite regional gastronomy of both the region and the state, and among its popular dishes are nopales con pipián, nopales en penca, zacahuil (a large tamale with pork meat wrapped in banana leaves), enchiladas, gorditas and pulque bread. For dessert there are pepita, peanut and pumpkin sweets.
Do you want to know what are the best tourist attractions in Landa? Landa has many places to know, to see and to visit. However, the most outstanding over time have been its 2 missions considered world heritage sites and the indigenous village of Tangojo among others.
The mission church Purisima Concepcion is found in the Municipal seat. Built 1761, it boasts the most elaborately decorated exterior of the five Sierra Gorda missions with every bit of space covered with iconographic details.
Madroño Floors or red earth imbedded with marine fossils is the outstanding attraction in this region. Marvelous limestone formations and organic fossils dating from the Jurassic Period are preserved Tilaco Mission in Landa de Matamoros, Queretaro, Mexico
This mission church is dedicated to St. Francis of Assis and is characterized by a single peculiar detail; four mysteriously smiling mermaids seemingly holding up the four pillars of the upper part of the exterior with their upraised arms.
With a clear-running river, four natural wells and a 196 ft waterfall, Rio Verdito is revered as a spiritual retreat by some and enjoyed for its lovely panoramic views by others. A quietly beautiful place to hike or camp (with the permission of the caretaker).
Fishing and camping are enjoyed in this lovely spot near the Moctezuma River.
Holy Week City-sponsored religious festivals are celebrated during the months of March and April.
Feast of Purisima Concepcion The City celebrates one of its most import holidays, honoring the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, on December 8th.
Typical Food of this part of the state includes cecina or salted, dried beef, acamaya-a type of crawfish, enchiladas borrachas or huastecas with dried beef, pulque bread and zacahuitla large, tasty tamal. In Acatitlan de Zaragoza Rustic furniture comes out of the forested Agua Zarca area, as well as guitars made of red and white cedar, walnut and other types of wood.
Mexico is surrounded by many peaceful places, where history, culture and indigenous ethnicities give us a trip to the past, culture and nature. Landa de Matamoros is one of these places and without a doubt, you have to visit it on your trip through Mexico. You may be interested in learning about Ezequiel Montes Querétaro.