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Alhondiga de Granaditas

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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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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We were given large boards detailing the history of the grainery. Without those we would have missed so much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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232 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were given large boards detailing the history of the grainery. Without those we would have missed so much.

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Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Guanajuato was the center of Spanish wealth for quite some time, providing a large part of the world's silver and gold. Those who mined the earth, however were slaves and super-exploited free labor. When Hidalgo made his call for revolution, the Spanish upper classes in the city barricaded themselves in this granary. It was their last stand. It's now a... More 

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a granary. It is a fantastic space where you can sit in the inner courtyard or go from room to room looking at the history of Guanajuato. I most enjoyed the photographs and the portraits on the second floor.

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Carlsbad, CA
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Site of one of the major events in the revolution. Murals, portraits and modern art. A few Spanish words helps, since nothing is translated.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Overall: Great place if you're a bit of a history buff, and a great place to take pics. This place was built by the Spaniards to store grains, it was only used for that purpose for less than a year before being turned into a fort. Was overtaken by Miguel Hidalgo and the Rebel Insurgents to start the Mexican Independence.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Fascinating history of the revolution. Very engaging and interesting museum. But if you are an English only speaker mostly disappointing without the translation. Note to self: learn Spanish before travelling to Mexico. It would be much more fun.

2 Thank pjrites
Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

An impressive and historic structure with lots of good displays. My two favorite things were the miniature indigenous figurines and the charming hospitality and friendliness of Alfredo.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a must see, interesting history of the place and the importance to this city. I really loved this museum.

1 Thank Patricia B
Ajijic, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I truly enjoyed walking the halls of this famous building, where in many was the Mexican Revolution began. This was the fortified stone building, that at the time was protected by a river, which is now underground. Thanks to a hunchbacked miner, who is remembered by the name of Pipila, the door to this stone grannery was set on fire,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great introduction to the area. Start here. Get a guide to explain the history. Nice to learn the area. From there we went to the market. Rivera museo and other local attractions.

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