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Historical Route of the Mexican Independence

Dolores Hidalgo, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Celaya, Comonfort, Irapuato, Salamanca, Salvatierra

The tour of this route begins in beautiful Guanajuato. This destination is both romantic and mystical at the same time, due to its thousands of legends, its history and its architecture. Walk in the city through its famous tunnels and alleys, such as the now traditional Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley) which you cannot miss, or the Museo de las Momias (Museum of the Mummies). The Jardín Unión (Unión Garden) is the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and then visit the beautiful Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), which maintains its majesty of the golden age during the time of Porfirio Díaz. You must visit the cathedral, or the university, where you have to take a picture in its emblematic staircase. The Alhóndiga de Granaditas is another one of the most important spots since it was the setting of many outstanding events of the Independence of Mexico. Get panoramic views of the city from the Pípila hill and then head to the market, here you will find crafts and delicious food.

Continue towards Irapuato, the Strawberry Capital of the World. Stroll through the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and visit the cathedral and the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum). The next stop will be in Salamanca to delight yourself with its traditional pencas rellenas and then take a stroll through the downtown area with a nieve de pasta. The route continues to the town of Salvatierra, to visit its colonial downtown area and get to know the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Luz (Nuestra Señora de la Luz Parish), which has an impressive baroque façade that dates back to the 16th century.

Our next stop is Celaya, also named La Puerta de Oro del Bajío (Golden Gate of the Bajío), where you can see the Templo de San Francisco (San Francisco Temple) and the Hydraulic Tower. Here you can try the delicious cajeta made of goat's milk and also buy delicious sweets made with this delicacy.

The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Comonfort is the next stop. Its main attractions are the Parroquia de San Francisco (San Francisco Parish) and the Museo Doctor Luis Mora (Doctor Luis Mora Museum) where objects that have been found in the archaeological site of Comonfort are exhibited.

Follow the route towards San Miguel de Allende. Walking through its cobbled streets is like travelling back in time, go to the Main Square, where you will admire the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (San Miguel Arcángel Parish), you can also visit the Museo Histórico (Historical Museum) and the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante (Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante Cultural Center). Embossed brass and hand-blown glass are the typical pieces of the place, in the market you can find true works of art to take home as souvenirs.

The last stop of the tour is Dolores Hidalgo, the main setting of the Independence of Mexico, since here, the Father of the Nation encouraged the people to revolt. It was precisely in the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Dolores (Parish of Nuestra Señora de Dolores) where it happened, and is therefore the most important site of this historic place. You will also find outstanding museums, such as Casa de Hidalgo. For lovers of the ranchero musical genre, the House of José Alfredo Jiménez and the visit to his tomb in the Panteón Municipal (Municipal Pantheon), which is shaped like a sarape and hat, are a must. Before leaving, you should try the sherbets with original flavors such as shrimp, tequila and chicharrón.
The tour of this route begins in beautiful Guanajuato. This destination is both romantic and mystical at the same time, due to its thousands of legends, its history and its architecture. Walk in the city through its famous tunnels and alleys, such as the now traditional Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley) which you cannot miss, or the Museo de las Momias (Museum of the Mummies). The Jardín Unión (Unión Garden) is the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and then visit the beautiful Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), which maintains its majesty of the golden age during the time of Porfirio Díaz. You must visit the cathedral, or the university, where you have to take a picture in its emblematic staircase. The Alhóndiga de Granaditas is another one of the most important spots since it was the setting of many outstanding events of the Independence of Mexico. Get panoramic views of the city from the Pípila hill and then head to the market, here you will find crafts and delicious food.

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Continue towards Irapuato, the Strawberry Capital of the World. Stroll through the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and visit the cathedral and the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum). The next stop will be in Salamanca to delight yourself with its traditional pencas rellenas and then take a stroll through the downtown area with a nieve de pasta. The route continues to the town of Salvatierra, to visit its colonial downtown area and get to know the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Luz (Nuestra Señora de la Luz Parish), which has an impressive baroque façade that dates back to the 16th century.

Our next stop is Celaya, also named La Puerta de Oro del Bajío (Golden Gate of the Bajío), where you can see the Templo de San Francisco (San Francisco Temple) and the Hydraulic Tower. Here you can try the delicious cajeta made of goat's milk and also buy delicious sweets made with this delicacy.

The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Comonfort is the next stop. Its main attractions are the Parroquia de San Francisco (San Francisco Parish) and the Museo Doctor Luis Mora (Doctor Luis Mora Museum) where objects that have been found in the archaeological site of Comonfort are exhibited.

Follow the route towards San Miguel de Allende. Walking through its cobbled streets is like travelling back in time, go to the Main Square, where you will admire the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (San Miguel Arcángel Parish), you can also visit the Museo Histórico (Historical Museum) and the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante (Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante Cultural Center). Embossed brass and hand-blown glass are the typical pieces of the place, in the market you can find true works of art to take home as souvenirs.

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