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Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende)

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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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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Allende house is a museum and provides a history of the Allende family and a history of San Miguel. Well worth a visit !!!

Thank HRIII
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Great museum, very informative. The house is in great shape, amazing colonial style. Expect great pictures in there!

Thank dianahg24
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This is essentially Mexico’s Mount Vernon. Allende was internationally famous for his role in Mexico’s independence and this home is not only full of his pageantry but is also an excellent example of a certain lifestyle of the period. English translations on the large placards...More

1  Thank beeedell
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Allende house gives a good view of what life was like for this historic family. Rooms are staged to look like they did at the time he grew up there. It is very accessible close to the center of the old town.

1  Thank moveinon
Reviewed 12 February 2018

“Hic Natus Ubique Notus” and means roughly "here born and in all the world known". That is the carving above the entrance door to Ignacio Allende's home in San Miguel de Allende (which I think we should translate today as Allende's Saint Michael) - I...More

1  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The de Allende house is an impressive structure. It is tastefully stocked with historical displays of family and area history. There are enough English translations on the information placards to keep one engage even if you don't read Spanish.

1  Thank BackRoadBruce
Reviewed 31 December 2017

As you wind your way around the lower and upper levels of the Allende home you learn the history of the area and of the family's famous son. Many of the videos are in Spanish only but each room has information signs in English as...More

Thank bbretz56
Reviewed 29 December 2017

It is a quick historical stop. Built and owned by the richest family in San Miguel at one time. It is a large home. You are only allowed into 2 parts of it. But you can get a feeling for how the wealthy pepople lived...More

2  Thank JeannieStu
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is one of the most pleasant places we visited in the two times we were in SMA. This time we had an English speaking guide, Carlos, and he gave us insight into the life of the owners of the hacienda and let us know...More

3  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a self-guided facility. (No audio tours available.) The building has been beautifully preserved. There are many plaques in Spanish and English to help visitors learn the personal history of Allende and what life was like for his family and people of the time....More

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