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Discover the Hacienda Jurica by Brisas, which was once a royal hacienda established by the Second Viceroy of Spain in the 16th century.

Hacienda Jurica by Brisas was constructed between the 14th and 17th centuries, in which novel approaches to art and science spread throughout Europe.

In the 16th century, during the Spanish colonization of the Americas, Holy Roman Emperor Carlos V appointed the estate of Jurica to Luís de Velasco, the second viceroy of New Spain. In 1551, Luís de Velasco presented the assets to Don Juan Sánchez de Alanis in recognition of his conquest of Queretaro. Shortly after acquiring the estate, Don Juan Sánchez de Alanis was inspired to build a grand hacienda, and dedicated his life to creating an architectural masterpiece. He subsequently employed over 500 people to achieve his vision. Years later, the assets were passed onto Mr. Carlos Urquiza, who utilized the estate for agriculture and the raising livestock.

In 1960, Mr. Juan Manuel Torreslanda purchased the hacienda with plans of converting it into a luxury destination. Hacienda Jurica by Brisas made its grand opening in March 31, 1969 and has since thrived in providing modern hospitality without sacrificing its rich historic character. The hotel has been efficiently renovated to highlight its significant past, including the Presidential Suite living room where local priests once administered mass. Structural elements throughout the location have been re-purposed or displayed to celebrate the original hacienda, including La Fontana Ballroom and the La Paloma Azul patio.

  • About the Location +

    Dating back to the pre-Colombian Mexico, the Queretaro region was then predominately occupied by the indigenous people of Tarascans who discovered the region of Jurica. Because of its brilliant thermal and crystal waters, the Tarascans people were inspired to declare the new territory Jurica, meaning "place of well-being."