Cuna De Tierra

Dolores Hidalgo

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. A variety of tastings and tours are available everyday but you need to reserve a spot in advance. The white uses Sémillon grapes; reds are a mixture. Around 80,000 bottles are produced each year.

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1. Museo José Alfredo Jiménez

6.19 MILES

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…

3. Museo Bicentenario 1810–2010

6.27 MILES

Previously the Presidencia Municipal, this museum was inaugurated in 2010 for Mexico's bicentennial celebrations. Despite its name, the majority of its…

4. Hidalgo Statue

6.28 MILES

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…

5. Museo de la Independencia Nacional

6.29 MILES

Although this museum has few relics, it has plenty of information on the independence movement. The exhibition spans seven rooms and charts the appalling…

6. 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…

7. Santuario de Atotonilco

14.46 MILES

Known as Mexico's Sistine Chapel, this vitally important church in the hamlet of Atotonilco, 11km north of San Miguel, is defined by its connection to the…

8. Biblioteca Pública

21.23 MILES

As well as housing one of the largest collections of books and magazines in English in Latin America, this excellent public library functions as a…