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Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo
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How to Reach

By bus

To reach Dolores Hidalgo you should be able to get a bus from Guanajuato,San Miguel de Allende or Leon all of them are around 1 hour away.Taking a bus from Queretaro is also an option.From Mexico City you need to take a bus to any of the before mentioned cities and then to Dolores.The bus station is located at Hidalgo Street and Rio Dolores.

By air

The nearest airports to Dolores Hidalgo are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.
    Tehuacan Airport (distanced approximately 61 km)
    Puebla Airport (distanced approximately 69 km)
    Nogales Airport (distanced approximately 74 km)
    El Lencero Airport (distanced approximately 140 km)
    Santa Lucia Airport (distanced approximately 150 km)

Key places to visit
The National Independence Museum, The Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows, Museum-House, The Temple of the Third Order, The House Visits, The Parish of the Assumption, The main square, The Presidency Council


Places to Visit

The National Independence Museum

The National Independence Museum is another important attraction.Here are exhibited documents from the period of the Mexican War of Independence, as well as several sculptures and frescoes.This was the place where Miguel Hidalgo seized the Spanish who lay in pain when you start the fight.Worth knowing, especially when there are temporary exhibitions of local artists, national and international.

The Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows

It is the largest church in the city, which shows two examples of architecture.Its baroque façade is one of the churrigueresco finest examples of the last stage of colonial Mexican Baroque.In the same style are the altars of the Virgin of Guadalupe and St.Joseph, located in the nave of the parish school.Another example can be seen in the nave, where the neoclassical alter are present.In the atrium of this parish, the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched the Grito de Dolores.Every September 15, a representative of the president of the republic gives the cry of independence, and at least once in his term, the same president of Mexico in turn leads the celebrations here of the facade of this church independencia.La appears on the front of the bill of 1000 pesos Mexicans.


Museum-House of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the building where he lived and which retain their furniture as well as several important documents.

The Temple of the Third Order

Located in the historic center is a small baroque church.In front of this temple is the Garden "Composers, " which is a small square typical colonial style.

The House Visits

Beautiful XVIII century manor house with balconies carved in baroque style.It was acquired by the state government of Guanajuato to host distinguished visitors came to the city.In colonial times, this building served as the home of Tithe and was made with the material left in the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows.

The Parish of the Assumption

The Parish of the Assumption whose portico was built in neoclassical style and the bell tower in the Gothic style.

The main square

The main square, known as the "Garden of the Great Hill." Located in the heart of the city where you can buy the typical snow, still made using traditional methods and flavors vary widely.From traditional vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or walnut, to the less orthodox as alfalfa, tequila, prickly pear, pork, mole, and so on.Around the square are craft shops, restaurants, a hotel (famous for hosting President Benito Juarez ) and banking institutions.

The Presidency Council

Located on the main and side yard of the Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows, was the home of Mariano Abasolo, one of the characters along with Hidalgo and Allende participated in the rebellion against the Spanish.Now is the town hall and the municipal government headquarters.Also inside, you can see where murals depicting the history of the city, an attractive stained glass window at the top and also a replica of the bell on the morning of September 16, 1810, it was touching to call people to fight for freedom.

Casa de Miguel Hidalgo

Hidalgo and Morelos streets.This was the place where priest Hidalgo lived.Shortly after the rebelion started, the spanish arrived to Dolores and burned the original house.Most of the original furniture were lost but a they did a very well done replica of this national hero home.Interesting is a plaque in one of the outside walls dedicated by Emperor Maximiliano of Habsburg during French occupation.

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