Hidalgo is the birth place of the Mexican revolution, Talavera
pottery and crazy ice cream. Atotonilco was
the second town in Miguel Hidalgo's march toward independence
We drove out the back way from San Miguel near
San Miguel Viejo not quite sure how to find Atotonilco. It
turns out it's right off the Dolores Hidalgo highway but made a
nice country drive. It was here, in 1810, that Miguel
Hidalgo took an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as the banner of his movement.
On to Dolores Hidalgo and we were surprised to
find not many Talavera shops in the center of town. Many
have moved out to the highway where the rent is cheaper.
We did find that one nice shop about 5-6 blocks from the plaza.
The museum of Independence and the casa of Miguel Hidalgo are
not much to see but are close and inexpensive.
Had to eat and found the best place I'm sure -
Cocina Charly right at the entrance to the mercado. Very
cheap and lots of fresh food. Of course we had to
try some of the strange ice cream flavors ... but not the real