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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
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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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Small church with famous history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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Wurzburg, Germany

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Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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San Diego, California, United States
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tampico, Mexico
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

If you like different sculptures this is the place to go. They have a very nice sculpture carved it wood with different saints. Very nice place and it is located in front of the plaza. Where you can walk around and try different type of ice cream

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Ever since I first learned of Padre Miguel Hidalgo, I knew I had to come to Dolores Hidalgo and see where he lived, and where the first cry of independence emerged. I was not disappointed. There is a museum in the home Hidalgo occupied during his years in Dolores, where he was sent as a sort of punishment for his... More 

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