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DaMónica

If Mexican independence started in Dolores Hidalgo, it could be claimed that Mexico's Italian culture started in the same town, in an area that is as Mexican as a fried bean. This marvel is an Italian eatery where M…
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 two hundred years after the Spanish banned it (they insisted on Mexicans drinking only Spanish w…
Shopping Center in Dolores Hidalgo

Parador Turístico José Alfredo Jiménez

One of a series of mini-malls across Guanajuato, each with a theme, this one is named after a local boy and national singing star. Maiolica pottery and other handicrafts are on sale, as are sweet treats like nieves …
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 José Alfredo Jiménez

If you don't know of José Alfredo Jiménez before you come to Dolores, you will by the time you leave. (Hint: he's the king of música ranchera and beloved by all Mexicans). Housed in a stunning space – the home where…
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…
Church in Dolores Hidalgo

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores

The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores is the church where Hidalgo issued the Grito (a call to arms for the country's independence). It has a fine 18th-century Churrigueresque facade. Legends surround his 'cry';…
Monument in Dolores Hidalgo

Hidalgo Statue

The plaza beholds 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 Noche Triste (Sad Nig…
Historical in Dolores Hidalgo

Día de la Independencia

Dolores is the scene of major Día de la Independencia (September 16) celebrations, when the Mexican president may officiate – according to tradition – in his fifth year of office.