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Dolores Hidalgo Guide

The history of Dolores Hidalgo is connected with the beginnings and history of the Hacienda de la Erre, founded by the Viceroy Marqués de Montescarios for cattle raising in 1710, though in 1570 Viceroy Enríquez de Almanza had built the Congregation of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores here.

The most important date in the history of this city, and of the nation itself, was the early morning of September 16th, 1810, when the priest Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave the Cry for Independence (“el grito”) that signalled the start of the revolution against Spanish domination. It is for this reason that the city holds the title of the Birthplace of National Independence by government decree.

During your visit to this beautiful colonial city, you should not fail to try the delicious “nieves”, sorbets, which you will find in the most exotic flavours, tequila, shrimp, sweet corn, avocado, chili and mantecado, among others. Dolores Hidalgo is not just the Birthplace of Independence, it is also the point of departure for those who wish to do the route of Independence.

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