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Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende)

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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of the leaders of the War of...

The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of the leaders of the War of Independence, is now a museum dedicated to this national hero.

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really interesting

The ground floor of the house tells the history of the town, which, as I must admit I know very little about Mexican history in general, was really informative and interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ground floor of the house tells the history of the town, which, as I must admit I know very little about Mexican history in general, was really informative and interesting. The upstairs was furnished as the early Allende family might have done. We spent a very pleasant hour there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This home is right on El Jardin in the heart of the city. The rooms have Spanish and English explanations that share the history of Ignancio Allende which is the story of Mexico's War of Independence. The upper floor shows what life was like for a wealthy family in the early 19th century. Worth the half hour it takes to... More 

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new york city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Allende house is the former home of one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution of 1810. Restored home with a lot of information about SMA and the revolution. Free entry if you don't take pictures, they charge of small fee to picture taking, I've never experienced this before. Can be done in less than an hour and next to... More 

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Beer, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colonial architecture, elegant period furniture, a gorgeous apothecary and a lovely garden bring history to life.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building houses an art academy and some impressive murals, especially the unfinished work by the master David Alfaro Siqueiros. Great place to wander the halls and then sit in the garden to rest.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The history, the architecture, and the beautiful and calming space all make this a wonderful place to visit. The exhibits are very well done, very professional display of beautiful artifacts, yet the design doesn't overwhelm the beautiful colonial structure. The signage is in English and Spanish. The exhibits cover the history of the Allende family, his role in Mexico's war... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The Musuem covers both local and national history from the 1500's - 1900's. Excellent signage in English provides an informative and interesting visit. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there. The museum is located near the Central Square by the main church.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

this is a quality local museum that you can wander at your own pace. nicely setup with lengthy explanations. interesting spot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Located next to the Parroquia, this beautiful museum is an introduction on why San Miguel became this beautiful and historic town. Learn the life of Ignacio Allende and how he influenced the history of SMA and Mexico.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The house has an interesting set of collections including some of the original rooms recreated as when the Allende family lived there. It is open Sundays for FREE but inexpensive the other days.

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