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Pabellón de Hidalgo

This Magical Town in Aguascalientes formed a part of Mexico's Independence movement, and stands out for its nature's beauty and its rich culture.

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What Makes it Magical?

Heading north along the Panamerican road, around 18.6 miles away from the city of Aguascalientes, lies the Magical Town of Pabellón de Hidalgo, known for its natural beauty and cultural riches. It’s a beautiful destination within the municipality of Rincón de Romos, perfect for enjoying on foot as you walk along its cobblestone streets lined by adobe houses. 

The preservation of its heritage is something all its inhabitants are committed to. Visit the Museo de la Insurgencia to learn about its history, located within the old Hacienda de San Blas. This place also bore witness to Mexico’s Independence movements. The area prospered thanks to the construction of the Presa de San Blas (San Blas Dam), which can still be visited today. 

The Presa de San Blas is the entranceway into the network of ravines that runs all the way to the Sierra Fría, a 31-mile stretch of vertical cliff faces reaching up to 230 feet tall. Pabellón de Hidalgo is part of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Inland Road). 

Why You Should Go

  • The Ex Hacienda de San Blas has been a World Heritage Site since 2010, as part of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro cultural route.
  • Today its main house is the Museo de la Insurgencia, where you can learn about the events that took place here during the Independence movement. 

At the Very Least

Visit the 16th-century Hacienda de San Blas, where command of the insurgent army was withdrawn from Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. This is a good example of the agricultural haciendas that supplied the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro with the food it needed.

Don’t Miss

  1. See the murals by the artist Alfredo Zermeño Flores in the Museo de la Insurgencia. They depict the sociocultural and political developments that Mexico lived through between the years of 1810 and 2010.
  2. Admire the inside of the chapel in the Ex Hacienda de San Blas, with its single nave and ridge dome ceiling.
  3. Visit the Presa de San Blas and take part in the activities on offer here, such as hiking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, climbing and trekking.