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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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La Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores or Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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La Jolla, California

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La Jolla, California
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
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 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Thank Gerry S
Toronto On Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

What a stunning church. Takes one's breath away. The decorative work on the outside is gorgeous and it is even more beautiful when you enter.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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202 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Only in historic terms this is a must for all Mexican and foreigners interested in Mexican history. It is somehow moving to imagine how a priest managed to raise in arms the whole population of this small town and initiate the independence movement here. The church itself has some points of interest and the gardens opposite are perfect for some... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is another of Mexico's massive churches, which is active and maintains its opulence. This historical church is very well maintained. Sadly, a family was concluding a funeral mass when we walked by. Still you could sense the spiritual comfort this place of worship provided as the family dressed in black paraded through the streets with a mariachi band, also... More 

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