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Church of the Grito

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Address: | Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Plaza Principal, Dolores Hidalgo 37800, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This 18th-century church dominates Dolores Hidalgo's Plaza Principal with...

This 18th-century church dominates Dolores Hidalgo's Plaza Principal with its two large towers.

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Nice small church of great historical importance

The church is pleasant enough and has a nice ornate baroque facade. It has been largely rebuilt in a questionable way. The main reason to visit it is the enormous historical... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Cleveland, Oh
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Cleveland, Oh
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1,352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The church is pleasant enough and has a nice ornate baroque facade. It has been largely rebuilt in a questionable way. The main reason to visit it is the enormous historical significance as from outside the Grito de Dolores was pronounced, starting the uprising of the mexican revolution.

Thank marcopolo111
Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

In the midnight of September 16th, in this place Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made a call to town to fight for the Illegitimate government of the viceroy of Nueva España. Also, in this little town one of the most importanta compositors of Mexico "Jose Alfredo Jimenez" born in 1929. he passed away in 1979, and his body is resting... More 

2 Thank MiquelCar72
Wurzburg, Germany
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375 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We came in the small village and the bells of the church were ringing. We felt ourselves like in the ancient times when Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla uttered his famous cry for independence of Mexico (the Grito de Dolores) there in the early hours of September, 16, 1810, in front of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores parish church. For... More 

3 Thank ralfkrueger2211
San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is where it began with Hildago's famous Grito. This is an active church beautifully decorated on the inside. When we stopped by there was a mass going on where the church was filled. In front of the church is a nice park with a large statue of Hidalgo. You can get a great picture of the statue with the... More 

1 Thank Alexandre Esteb... R
Tampico, Mexico
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is the birthplace of the mexican independence. Miguel Hidalgo started the fight here 200+ years ago and if you like history, its a must, preferably with a guide to explain the whole thing. If you're not into history, the curch is pretty, it has great pieces of religious art and an impressive presense.

1 Thank alisoncona
La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

La Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, is best known because it was its bells that were used by priest Miguel Hidalgo to summon the people to listen to his grito (scream) for independence - however, it would be best to use its actual name in Tripadvisor's listing to avoid confusion. You may be lucky, as we were, to... More 

1 Thank worldexplorer88_11
Guadalajara, Mexico
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We planned our trip around the revolutionary effort for the fight of independence and it was awesome. Being in this town helped us to grasp a better understanding of the struggles that the revolutionaries faced and fought to relieve.

Thank Palemon L
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral in the center of town overlooking Hidalgo park. The pink sandstone is prominent in the construction f the cathedral. The details are very nice. But, you have to go inside to really appreciate this church. It is spectacular to say the least but no photos of the interior are allowed. The bells were being rung... More 

Thank baja-alan
Los Angeles, California
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475 reviews
270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Took a day tour from Guanajuato. Dolores Hidalgo is an easy 75 minutes bus ride from Guanajuato city center. The bus station in Dolores Hidalgo is in downtown, turn left as you exit the station and within a couple blocks walk to the plaza, the church and the museum. The church is one of the most historical ones in Mexico.... More 

1 Thank Russ L
Mazatlan, Mexico
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

It isnt a very spectacular place as it is its important role in Mexicos independence. All started here, the hole downtown it is a magical colonial place.

Thank Enrique D

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