• Independence Route Tour, Guanajuato

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    Take a journey through the towns of Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende, and learn about the events that changed Mexico’s history. The Independence Route Tour travels through these notable Guanajuato locations, starting with Dolores Hidalgo. This beautiful town was the home of Friar Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The church where he declared the country’s independence on September 16, 1810 can still be seen, as can the mausoleum of Jose Alfredo Jimenez and the old jailhouse. You’ll also visit the town center, where you can find beautiful ceramics and tempting sherbets.

    The tour then heads to a seventeenth century baroque church that is less than 10 miles away from San Miguel de Allende. The Santuario de Jesus Nazareno de Atotonilco displays religious sculptures and lovely murals that were created by a local artist. This historic landmark is where Hidalgo chose the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe for the flag of the insurgents.

    Originally named San Miguel el Grande by a Franciscan monk, San Miguel de Allende, was the birthplace of General Ignacio Allende, a leader in Mexico’s war against Spain. During your time in this historic town, you’ll get to see Ignacio Allende’s historic home and the headquarters of the Queen’s Army. You will also have the chance to wander through the town’s main square and explore the gothic Parish of San Miguel Archangel, one of the most photographed churches in Mexico.

    Join the Independence Route Tour and discover Mexico’s history firsthand during your next vacation in Guanajuato.

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