Cradle Of Mexican Independence
Dolores Hidalgo is a charming colonial town. It holds a place in history of Mexico’s fight for independence. It was from the Parroquia Dolores that Padre Hidalgo delivered his now famous Grito (Cry For Freedom). Hidalgo and Allende marched from here to San Miguel, then to Celaya and Salamanca and finally with an army that had grown to over 20,000 men they had their confrontation with royalist troops in the city of Guanajuato.
A Town Famous For Ceramics And Ice Cream
Other than its outstanding Talavera ceramics, the town is also well known for it’s locally famous ice cream. The main plaza has severel ice cream stands. It seems to be a local tradition for each stand to try and outdo the other in their offering of unusual flavors. You can find unique flavors such as avocado, corn, pork skin, tequila and even shrimp ice cream!
A Perfect Place To Spend An Afternoon Or A Few Days
This would be an interesting place to explore for a couple of days enjoying the Mexican ambiance. There are a number of hotel options from budget to luxury as well as a wide variety of cafes and restaurants.
We took a bus from the central bus station in San Miguel de Allende. There are buses leaving every half hour. The trip takes fifty minutes and costs about 20 pesos. We spent the day exploring the numerous shops and walking around enjoying the sights. We wasted the afternoon away relaxing in the Jardin.