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Independence Museum

Calle Zacatecas No. 6, | Col. Centro, Dolores Hidalgo 37800, Mexico
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Important to understand the history of Miguel Hidalgo and the 1810 revoluition

Well laid out museum with dioramas and artwork depicting various episodes in the history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ronron007
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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To make the whole thing round you should go after visiting the church to this small museum. It is... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Ralf K
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Wurzburg, Germany
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This museum, located in the important revolution town of Dolores Hidalgo, documents the events that led up to the Mexican rebellion from Spanish rule.
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Calle Zacatecas No. 6, | Col. Centro, Dolores Hidalgo 37800, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out museum with dioramas and artwork depicting various episodes in the history of the 1810 revolution. Worth a walk through even though many of the explanations are in Spanish and not translated. Supposedly until the '50's the local jail where Miguel Hidalgo went...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

To make the whole thing round you should go after visiting the church to this small museum. It is housing in a mansion of the 18th century where Father Hidalgo was living. This museum will show you the road to the independence of Mexico and...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum, housed in the 18th century house where Miguel Hidalgo once lived, provides both an account of Mexico's road to independence and an opportunity to see period furnishings. The museum is small so can easily be seen in under an hour. If you want...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

In the city known as the "Cradle of Independence". This museum is not to be miss to tell us the most important events of this historical period. In a building of thr late 18th century and throughout its seven room, exhibited objects, documents and pieces...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Thank heavens we didn't spend the 800 pesos for a private driver our hotel could have arranged. Instead we took a good bus- about an hour from San Miguel de Allende. There are two good things at Dolores Hidalgo. Great tequila Nieves - frozen cones....More

1  Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a small museum (compared with its neighbours in Guanajuato, for instance) but it tells the story of the Independence with closeness and passion. There are interesting charts and some contrasting murals and exhibitions of modern artists. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Informative museum in the middle of Dolores Hidalgo, do stop by if interested in learning about Mexican Independence History!

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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Especially if you see the little lady upstairs. She is more that willing to take you over to the spanish only video and help you understand.

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is a must stop! Plan to spend about an hour seeing the lovely house and furnishings including the incredible kitchen complete with old ceramics and plaster copies of foods of the day. Take time to read the histories of the war and study the...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I was thrilled to visit Dolores Hidalgo but oddly enough not so much because this was the crib of Mexican Independence, but because this was the hometown of famed singer Jose Alfredo Jimenez. There is a museum two blocks from the church worth the visit...More

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