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Alhondiga de Granaditas

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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Amazing Important and A Must See In Guanajuato

An amazing building and museum. If one has no grasp or interest in history especially Mexcian history then this is not the place for you. One can even still see bullit holes on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An amazing building and museum. If one has no grasp or interest in history especially Mexcian history then this is not the place for you. One can even still see bullit holes on the outside of the building and whatever angle you approach the building it is just interesting especially when one approaches it from the front. Take your time... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum. I didn't see a lot of signs/information in English, so if you don't read or speak a decent amount of Spanish, you may not get as much out of it. We probably spent a little over two hours here, but we dragged it out a bit because it started pouring outside. So incidentally, this is... More 

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is a well organized and lovely museum. This particular part of history is fascinating. The story of the miners and the Spanish.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

No single event changed the makeup of the Mexican struggle for independence more than the battle that took place here, and it's aftermath -- the sacking of Guanajuato. The Mexican government is sensitive about its revolutionary heroes, so you won't get the complete story in the materials on site. The following additional things should be considered: 1) Only several hundred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Alhondiga de Granaditas is not the most impressive in an architectural sense on the outside. The inside presumes a classical colonial "patio" in the center which is simple, but still a nice view. It’s worth paying a visit to learn some Mexican history at the nice museum that resides in it. Knowing the story behind this place is what really... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Alhondiga de Granaditas

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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