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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: La Alhóndiga (al OHN dee gah) is a large, two-story stone structure near the Mercado Hidalgo. A huge stone plaza lies on one side, and a steep street... more »
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fantastic place! Must go ! Great history and beautiful murals. Clean and well kept. You can see where the pipila and the battle took a place at the Mexican independence. The exhibits are really nice. They hang the heads of the 4 Mexican revolution heroes for a year outside the building.

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Austin, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent museum with a very well curated rooms that take you through the history of Mexico and Guanajuato. Building is perfected restored, On the stairways up you have two enormous murals painted by Chavez Morado....telling the history of Mexico.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You will be able to read the original national anthem and a lot about Mexico history. If you visit it on Sunday it will be free.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Wonderful murals by Chavez Morado and an organized retelling of the Mexican Revolution. Significant artifacts and art. You will understand who the real heroes of the Revolution are and why. The Alhondiga de Granaditas is an easy walk from the Centro of Guanajuato. There is a small entrance fee. A advisory to those who do not have a pretty good... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is the cradle of the Mexican revolution against the Spaniards. When in Ganajauto this is a must. The only problem for non Spanish speakers all the exhibits are not in English so the Mexicans are missing a great opportunity to tell their story which is a very heroic struggle to gain their independence. Aside from that the building is... More

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Las Vegas
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This seems to be missed by many visitors which is a shame as it profiles the history of the area was well as the importance of the building to the start of the Mexican revolution. It is nicely laid out but unfortunately missing captions in English.

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New England
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great political murals by Chavez Moredo, moving ex-votos, historic photo exhibit. If you like art and/or history, come. If you're over 60, be sure to bring ID for discount.

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Loved the building itself, the mural, the displays on the 2nd floor. Loved it all, but I would've gotten so much more of Mexican History.....if just a bit was in English. A great wander around though.

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Merida
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just crossing the same door that Pípila set on fire to start the War of Independence is an experience. Take a minute to read the history of Mexico as shown in the mural painted over the stairway. Then go counterclockwise to learn Mexico's history. Yes, the exhibits are in Spanish, but even if you just look at the artifacts, read... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Alhondiga was the site of one of the major events of the 1810 revolution. Its story is well told inside the walls with art and exhibits. There are some heroic parts (with El Piplia the miner who carried a huge stone on his back to be able to start a fire to burn through one of the doors) and... More

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