The Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows is considered one of the best examples of New Spain Baroque in the last third of the eighteenth century. Inside are preserved in the cross works of art: two beautiful baroque altarpieces, on the right devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe and in front of Saint Joseph, which has the peculiarity of not being gold, so one can see the excellent wood carving (it is said that the gold leaf was taken by Hidalgo for the cause of the War of Independence). In one of its bell towers hangs the bell that Father Hidalgo rang the morning of September 16, which is currently in the high ledge of the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City.
In 1803, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla took over the parish and in the portico proclaimed the Grito de Independencia (Cry of Independence) at dawn on Sunday September 16, 1810. In addition to its architectural appeal and artistic and religious value, the parish was the scene of a historical fact known to all Mexicans, when on the morning of Sunday September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo, then parish priest rang the bells and launched the famous "Cry of Dolores" (Grito de Dolores - Grito de Independencia) and the call to sedition against the Spanish authorities in New Spain.