The Cuesta del Tecolote became famous on September 28, 1810 when Don Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla, known as the Padre de la Patria, and his insurgent army, descended this hill to take over the city. In honor of the event, a plaque was unveiled at the 175th anniversary of the Independence, and the 75th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
The Puente del Campanero is visible on one side of the hill, and stands out as one of the few bridges that isn’t over a river, but over the street of the same name.
In 1844 the slope of El Capanero was reduced by almost two meters to facilitate the passage of cars, but as it was still high, it was lowered several meters more in 1878.
The odd thing is that the doors of the houses were of considerable height, so that it was necessary to build a bridge that passed over the street from the Cuesta del Tecolote hill to the house of Don Mariano Vallejo Balbuena.
The Calle del Campanero street is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and hostels, and is very close to the Teatro Cervantes and the Plaza Allende.