Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores

Church in Dolores Hidalgo
Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet
Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet

The Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores is the church where Hidalgo issued the famous Grito (a call to arms for the country's independence) and is the focal point for the town's independence-day celebrations each year. It has a fine 18th-century Churrigueresque facade. Legends surround his 'cry'; some say that Hidalgo uttered his famous words from the pulpit, others claim that he spoke at the church door to the people gathered outside.