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Alhondiga de Granaditas

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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory...
This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory against the Spanish in the War of Independence.
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You can feel the battle beneath your feet and smell the gun powder.......AMAZING

Never have I seen a more monolithic building bearing the scars of revolution and raw history than this one. To see the bullet riddled walls that tower above you...the heavy wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Never have I seen a more monolithic building bearing the scars of revolution and raw history than this one. To see the bullet riddled walls that tower above you...the heavy wood doors or steel window grates.....The wall must be 4 feet thick. Take a tour inside the last stand of the Spanish empire and you will get a sense of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Interesting museum, good info and displays. Ask for English info at ticket counter for laminated translations. This was a highlight of my trip to Mexico as it is such an important place for understanding Mexican independence. I get museumed-out, but don't miss this one.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

If you don't read spanish it would be worth doing some research on the building and artifacts inside before your visit. My Spanish translations were not sufficient to understand exactly what I looking at! I enjoyed the photography exhibit of the rancheros all sporting fine moustaches. Entry fee is little overpriced but there are some really interesting displays.

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Oliva, Spain
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The murals are outstanding.....a building with great historical significance and interesting artifacts.

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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Is a building located in the heart of Guanajuato, is a very important part of the Mexican Independence. During the day, you can visit the museum inside of it, is very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Historically iconic, a time frozen place where a lot of suffering and at the same time victories, one of the Mexico's most valuable treasures...you definitely want to come here and take your time not just to learn the history but to feel it.

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Denver, Colorado
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A must-see museum and historical site about Mexico's independence from Spain. Not to be missed and well worth the modest entrance fee.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We spent over 3 hours at the Alhondiga and still didn't see everything. The rooms showing the arte popular of Guanajuato were wonderful. These beautiful and simple objects should inspire to recreate some of this lovely folk art.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Classic architecture, art and history of the siege of Guanajuato in 1810. If you are someone in your party is over 60, you may enter for free by showing your ID. It's an extra few pesos if you want to take pictures.

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Toluca, Mexico
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

guanajauto itself is a museum and alondiga de granaditas tell us the story every step at a time , mexican " Abraham Lincoln " was killed and his head was hung on the corner site of the building centuries ago ,, but the bullets marks of battle still can be seen on the building . is a must in guanajuato... More 

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Additional Information about Alhondiga de Granaditas

Address: Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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