Today we visited the city of Dolores Hidalgo which is about an hour away from Guanajuato. The original name of the city was solely Dolores but in 1810 the city was renamed Dolores Hidalgo to honor the brave activist Miguel Hidalgo. While in the city we visited the church where Miguel Hidalgo was a priest and also where he retuned on September 15th, 1810, to ring the churn bells to signal a gathering where the rebellion against spain began. Hidalgo’s ringing of the bells became known as “the cry of Hidalgo”.
Some other things we did while in Dolores Hidalgo were, we visited the Independence/Jail Museum where many paintings depicted scenes and views of the rebellion. To finish the day we enjoyed some street vender ice-cream before retuning to Guanajuato.