Just for the historical context alone, this place is well worth a visit. Some interesting exhibits and murals.
Number one on the to-do list for Guanajuato, make a point of standing through the docent led historical acount, great story of the start of the Mexican revolution and the role the Alondiga played in its outcome.
This place has a lot of history, related to Mexico's i dependence. It is now a museum, it was a jail, a grain depository, a fortress. It has a museum inside, around 40 pesos admission, 30 pesos for camera use. Worth the visit. Its main entrance is right in front of the wax museum.
A historic building with exhibits from early times and from other areas of Mexico. There were crowds of people, including students learning about their country's history.
During the War of Independence from a Spain a historic battle was fought in Guanajuato. The taking of the Alhondiga de Granaditas gave the men of Hidalgo the hope that they could defeat the Spaniards. The Murals inside are of great interest as are the individua stories of the leaders of the movement of Independence. Spend the time and learn... More
Guanajuato is to Mexico pretty much the way Boston is to the USA, and this building where the first big battle took place. The large statue overlooking the city is of the hero of the battle. The building, originally a granary, would have been quite the fortress in 1810. History buffs or people wanting to know about Mexico will enjoy... More
This was the site of the rebel's first major victory in Mexico's War of Independence. It was originally a grain and seed warehouse, but it became a fortress for Spanish troops as they hid here when the rebels tried to take Guanajuato. A young miner became a hero when he set the gates on fire, which killed or trapped the... More
If you are interested in history, this is a must see -- it covers the history of the area -- starting with pre-Hispanic times, through the revolution. The fates of many of the leaders (or conspirators as the Spaniards would have called them) was grim, but the determination of the patriots to take command of their destinies was impressive.
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