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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 31 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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Saw stirring, stunning and huge murals of Mexican rebellions against colonial conquest and for independence. Also pre-Colombian ceramics.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Otherwise it will cost 49 pesos. (With camera, 30 pesos more). If you want to know about the beginning of the Mexican independence war, plan to have good two hours or more to see all. I went twice. Museum is well organized in parts (mesoamerica, independence, artisans, etc). Chavez moreno's mural highlights the story of this building that was constructed... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I love history, I love art history, I love architecture, and I love art, so coming here I thought it would be a great fit for all. Unfortunately, it underwhelmed me. I did love the murals and the building itself is lovely. But the actual artifacts were much less than I expected. The HUGE bust/sculptures of the honored men was... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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73 helpful votes 73 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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