Dolores Hidalgo Travel Guide

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Dolores Hidalgo Overview

The beautiful city of Dolores Hidalgo is in the State of Guanajuato, the place where Miguel Hidalgo proclaimed Mexico's Independence.

On September 15, 1810 the town's priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, yelled 'El Grito de Dolores', the Cry of Mexican Independence. This was the cry that changed the history of Mexico forever. He urged the crowd watching to follow him to battle. 'Long live freedom' was one of the things he was to have said. Each September 15 this scene is reenacted here and throughout Mexico.

Agriculture and handcrafts are some of the occupations in the town and surrounding area. Pottery, metal crafts, saddles, are many in the small shops along the cobblestone streets and sidewalks.

Attractions are: Casa de Don Miguel Hidalgo, The Independence Museum, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Church, Monument to the Heroes of the Independence, Hidalgo Monument, House of Abasolo.

The city is mostly free of tourists for now, but it will only be a matter of time that more tourists and local Mexican's come and explore this beautiful area.

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