The mural, titled Ignacio Allende y La Historia de Mexico was painted by David Leonardo who completed this mural in 1999. Ignacio de Allende, is the figure at the lower right, and Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is at the podium on the upper left. They are heroes of Mexican independence. After 11 years of fighting Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821. The efforts of these men from San Miguel de Allende and Dolores, both in the state of Guanajuato were central to Mexico’s fight for independence.