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Top Choice Italian in Dolores Hidalgo

DaMónica

This cozy and inviting culinary marvel is hosted by Mónica, the Italian owner, who will whip up very genuine Italian delights such as lasagna, pizza and gourmet seafood treats.
Church in Dolores Hidalgo

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores

The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores is the church where Hidalgo issued the now world famous Grito (a call to arms for the country's independence) and is the focal point for the town's independence day celebra…
Historical in Dolores Hidalgo

Día de la Independencia

As the scene of the Grito de Independencia, Dolores is the scene of major Día de la Independencia celebrations on September 16, which the Mexican president may officiate – according to tradition – in his fifth year …
Museum in Dolores Hidalgo

Museo Bicentenario 1810–2010

Previously the Presidencia Municipal, this museum was inaugurated in 2010 for Mexico's bicentennial celebrations. Despite its name, the majority of its seven rooms provide a cultural and historical context of the fi…
Museum in Dolores Hidalgo

Museo de la Independencia Nacional

Although this museum has few relics, it has plenty of information on the independence movement. The exhibition spans seven rooms and charts the appalling decline in Nueva España's indigenous population between 1519 …
Museum in Dolores Hidalgo

Museo Casa de Hidalgo

Miguel Hidalgo lived in this house when he was Dolores' parish priest. It was from here, in the early hours of September 16, 1810, that Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende and Juan de Aldama set off to launch the uprising agai…
Winery in Dolores Hidalgo

Cuna De Tierra

The first and biggest winery in Guanajuato opened in 2005, heralding the reintroduction of wine production in the area 200 years after the Spanish banned it, insisting instead on Mexicans drinking only Spanish wine.…
Shopping Center in Dolores Hidalgo

Parador Turístico José Alfredo Jiménez

This shopping mall is named after a local boy and national singing star. Maiolica pottery and other handicrafts are on sale, as are sweet treats like nieves (a type of sorbet: try cream and dried fruits mantecado fl…
Monument in Dolores Hidalgo

Hidalgo Statue

The town's main square naturally boasts a statue of the man himself, Hidalgo (in Roman garb, on top of a tall column). Here too is a tree that, according to the plaque beneath it, was a sapling of the tree of the No…
Museum in Dolores Hidalgo

Museo José Alfredo Jiménez

If you don't know of José Alfredo Jiménez before you come to Dolores, you will by the time you leave. The king of música ranchera is beloved by Mexicans and this stunning space is the home where he was born. This mo…