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Alhondiga de Granaditas

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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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nice art & historical collection in a building with importance in Mexican history

nice art & historical collection in a building with importance in Mexican history. Some exhibits we gave a pass to. The murals coming in by Jose Chavez Morado are worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

nice art & historical collection in a building with importance in Mexican history. Some exhibits we gave a pass to. The murals coming in by Jose Chavez Morado are worth the entrance fee alone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Superb museum, very well organized and very well displayed, absolutely the best in town, lots of history there too.

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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Perhaps the first thing to know is that if you are over sixty you can get into the museum by showing your ID to the person by the metal detector and again to the person collecting tickets. We had Massachusetts driver's licences and they worked fine. There is a lot of history here, all in Spanish, but also a beautiful... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Excellent and well laid out and comprehensive history of Mexico.All in Spanish but understandable with the help of wordreference in your smartphone. Actually much better than the musuems of the same ilk in San Miguel and Dolores Hidalgo. Had other exhibits as well of contemporary work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This museum is full of history, there is a guide that tells the historic facts about the place and the city. It was in spanish, not sure if they have it in English as well.

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Manila, Philippines
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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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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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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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