Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Traveling the Trail of Mexican Independence
We decided to hire a tour guide to take us on the Trail of Mexican Independence.
San Miguel de Allende!!
We walked around the streets and listened to the tour guide tell us the history of the town.
Here is our tour guide explaining the Spanish Revolution! It was actually VERY interesting, but I LOVE History!
The tour guide thought Pop Pop was the only one who was listening, but he's a guy and doesn't realize that women can take pictures and listen at the same time! LOL
This is the the home of the famous Ignacio Allende, one of the five men who started the war for independence!
The home was set up with some original furniture and some furniture and decorations from that time period.
The actual jail doors that held Allende after he was arrested for his rebellion against France & Spain.
One thing that I found interesting was this room....
The Allende Family had their own Chapel inside of their home where a Catholic Priest would come and hold services.
I love all of the artwork in the home.
They made it a museum about Allende and his life, but also about the whole time period.
It was very interesting.