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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 1112
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Don’t miss this important part of history!

This building was a focal point for the bloodied struggle for Mexican independence. A printed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
annikarosenqvist
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winnipeg
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Interesting building, neighborhood and artifacts

The building itself is interesting with a big open area in the middle. Upstairs are displays of... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Tom H
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Santa Cruz, California
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This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory against the Spanish in the War of Independence.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This building was a focal point for the bloodied struggle for Mexican independence. A printed English guide, available at the ticket office, had good basic descriptions of each room and was essential for me to understand the relevance of the various exhibits. Take the time...More

Thank annikarosenqvist
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The building itself is interesting with a big open area in the middle. Upstairs are displays of pre-columbian artifacts as well as more modern ones. What I liked was that regarding the pre-columbian exhibits, there were only a few things on display but they were...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A very nice history of the area. Signs are not in English, but if you ask when you buy your tickets they have a set of English explanations for all rooms that you can use and return. Don’t miss the murals in the stair wells...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 26 October 2017

To visit this place, is to remember the history of our Independence. If you goto Guanajuato city, you have to visit it!

Thank David and Magda S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Sadly, this was probably also the location of one of the most shameful chapters in Mexican history. It probably set back Mexico's independence years when an out of control mob decapitated and murdered helpless women and children. After they broke into this building, which translated...More

1  Thank docntx
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is one of the mos valuable sites where a heavy and bloody fight in the beginning of the Mexican Independence. You have to listen to the local narrator, I do not know if there are in other language than spanish or ask someone to...More

Thank jdelmoral_mx
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This museum has LOTS of interesting history to it. I unfortunately had to rush through most of it and didn't even get to see all of it. Be aware that during the week lots of schools take trips, so it'll be packed.

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The walk through the halls of this granero and former jail will not take you too long, but will give viewers great background on Mexican history and of the city. Excellent mural in the first staircase.

Thank John V
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The museum offers a great view of Mexican history from the pre-hispanic period through modern era with a particular focus on the war for independence. Most of the information is posted in Spanish only so be prepared! Some placards were in English as well, but...More

Thank Jacob D
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The only thing I liked about here were the murals, I think the entry price was too expensive. It wasn't good enough for me.

Thank Bandit S
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