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Dolores Hidalgo

Dolores Hidalgo is famous for its lovely hand-glazed Talavera-style ceramics, most notably tiles and tableware. After shopping and visiting a few of Dolores Hidalgo’s pleasant museums, stroll over to the plaza for one of Dolores’s famous ice creams, including some of the most exotic flavors you'll ever taste, such as shrimp, cheese, avocado, beer, cheese, and corn. Taste several flavors before

deciding on your favorite.

It was in the town of Dolores, before midnight on September 15, 1810, that local priest Miguel Hidalgo launched Mexico's fight for independence with an impassioned call to arms known as the grito, or "cry." Every September 15 at 11 pm, in the Zócalo in Mexico City, the Mexican president rings the bell taken from Hidalgo’s church in Dolores and shouts out a version of the original grito—"Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico!" He did the same here in Dolores Hidalgo to celebrate the bicentennial of Mexican independence, in 2011.

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