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Alhondiga de Granaditas

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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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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A people's vicotry: a jail becomes a museum!

Every prison should be turned into a museum, as this one was. Free if you have ID and are over 60 years of age. Interesting museum, but you need to speak/read Spanish since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Every prison should be turned into a museum, as this one was. Free if you have ID and are over 60 years of age. Interesting museum, but you need to speak/read Spanish since nothing is in English.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Most museums in Mexico normally close on Mondays so, plan accordingly, this one does. It's an important place in the Mexican Independence war so it's a must

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They almost have it all in that museum, plus, the building itself has this 17th century feeling when you get inside. You have to go when in GTO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Estructura que impone y toda historia que guardan tantas paredes , columnas increíble lugar si vas a Gto tienes que visitarla obligatoriamente Perfect place for learn more about the Mexican history if you go to Guanajuato you need to visit

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Toluca, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
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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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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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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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