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Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende)

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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Description: The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of the leaders of the War of...
The birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of the leaders of the War of Independence, is now a museum dedicated to this national hero.
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After three months in San Miguel I am only just beginning to understand the complexities of Mexican and San Miguel history. Had the privilege of visiting the museum on the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Stella, Canada
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Stella, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After three months in San Miguel I am only just beginning to understand the complexities of Mexican and San Miguel history. Had the privilege of visiting the museum on the day honouring Mary's sorrow when volunteers created a most glorious floral tribute and the aroma of chamomile for humility filled the air. Simply stellar! The museum provided a good opportunity... More 

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Scarsdale, N.Y.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Since this colonial house of de Allende is on the main square you might as well pop in. Gives a good sense of what life was like for the rich with Spanish roots. The displays are in both Spanish and English and gives a picture of the events which led to the uprising bringing independence from Spain.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you are only in San Miguel for a day and are interested in history, this is a "must" visit. The house is right off the main square and shows the architecture of the type of old Spanish and then Mexican aristocracy. None of the furniture is original, but gives a good impression of what it must have been like.... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great review of regional history. Easy access and is free on Sundays. Easy walking self-guided with English signs.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you have been on the various tours of San Miguel, the Casa Allende Museum just adds some details and color to what you have already learned about his life and the history of San Miguel. It's interesting being in one of the big houses around the Jardin, although none of the original stuff is there. You can see everything... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There was not enough to really stimulate the mind and the eyes. Very minimal material, though in a handsome building in a central location

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The history of Mexico is writen in chapters, and a trip through the colonial towns must include San Miguel Allende, and this house in particular. Nice exhibit with small videoclips in most rooms. Beautiful building was the main house in the colonial town.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Small, well-located and very organized, it took us a bit more than one hour to wonder around and learn more about Allende and this part of history. The audios are very helpful and i could finally understand a bit more of the Mexican history. Worth visiting.

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Vienna, Austria
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174 reviews 174 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Visited the museum during a weekend in San Miguel. The historical information on the way people lived then and about the revolution is really interesting a must while in town.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a must if you're interested in the history of San Miguel de Allende. It is beautifully preserved and the descriptive signs are in English as well as Spanish.

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