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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory against the Spanish in the...
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Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Manila, Philippines
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I didn't know that what looked like a very simple large building on the outside would contain so much history to it. After learning of the significance of this structure and all the bloodshed that transpired, plus the harrowing beheading and hanging of heads on the building's corners, it is indeed worth seeing. You also learn a portion of Mexico's... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I learned a lot about Mexican history at this museum. There are about eight to ten pages in English that you can ask to borrow when you enter. They take you through each room and describe what you're viewing. Even if Mexican history doesn't interest you, the murals make this museum worthwhile. They're in the stairwells and are incredibly beautiful.... More 

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602 reviews 602 reviews
315 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Cultural Icon in Guanajuato! The History of the building steps from Mexican Independence and the art collection inside is quite nice. It is nice even just to look at as long as someone can tell you the history of the building. A must visit that I have walked by many times when visiting GJO. Plus during the Cervantino they have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In early November 2014, terrific photography exhibit (Mexican life years ago, very good photos) as well as the very good history exhibit that it is. I hadn't read reviews and did not know what to expect, but it stands out as my favorite tourist attraction in Guanajuato. No fee for seniors (over 60) with identification showing birthdate (I used my... More 

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The architecture is lacking, but the story behind the building is astonishing. It is a must see and get the full story.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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203 reviews 203 reviews
36 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The historical factor in relation to Mexico and its independence is one thing. The amazing art collection is another. What a beautiful building with incredible art work. Do not leave Guanajuato without seeing this building.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This building is of great historical importance. It is the first place where a battle for the revolution was won and it holds the tombs of many of the leaders of the revolution. It is a great way to learn about the history of Mexico while you are visiting. They also hold classical concerts here and other special events. I... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Important site for the Mexican Indepence. Has a lot of history. You have to document yourself before you go so you can appreciate the place.

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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ok, after you saw the mummy museum its time to really see a museum. This tells and shows the history of Mexico, from the revolution onward, lots of history, lots of things to see. If you are really interested in knowing more about the history of Mexico this is a must see!!

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a must-do site for an overall historical view of Mexico. Explanations are in Spanish only, but even without the language skills, the pre-Columbian art and murals are well-worth the experience.

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