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Museo de la Independencia

Dolores Hidalgo

As you make your way through Dolores Hidalgo, make sure you visit the Museo de la Independencia (Museum of Independence). The compound was a prison in the 18th century, and it was here where revolutionaries who joined the independence struggle led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla were deprived of their freedom.

It was Hidalgo himself who, after uttering the cry of independence, released all the prisoners on the dawn of Sunday, September 16. It wasn’t until 1960 that the site became Museo de Handicrafts (Museum of Handicrafts) home, later being converted into the Museo de la Independencia.

A tour of the museum takes you through seven rooms, which narrate the history of the building and the key moments in the Struggle for Independence. You can also observe documents and historical objects which belonged to the revolutionaries fighting for freedom.

As you make your way through Dolores Hidalgo, make sure you visit the Museo de la Independencia (Museum of Independence). The compound was a prison in the 18th century, and it was here where revolutionaries who joined the independence struggle led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla were deprived of their freedom.

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It was Hidalgo himself who, after uttering the cry of independence, released all the prisoners on the dawn of Sunday, September 16. It wasn’t until 1960 that the site became Museo de Handicrafts (Museum of Handicrafts) home, later being converted into the Museo de la Independencia.

A tour of the museum takes you through seven rooms, which narrate the history of the building and the key moments in the Struggle for Independence. You can also observe documents and historical objects which belonged to the revolutionaries fighting for freedom.

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