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“Went with a professor that explained wverything” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alhondiga de Granaditas

Alhondiga de Granaditas
Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory against the Spanish in the War of Independence.
Guayaquil
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Went with a professor that explained wverything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is one of those places where is nicer if you have a tour guide that can explain the history. Our professor is french but knew Guanajuato so well so we skipped the boring and went right to the relevant

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Leon, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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“One of my favorite museums in Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I'm not a big museum guy, but I really like this place. It's a very good Mexican history museum. Still, it's not so big that it takes all day to see it. Spanish ability will greatly enhance your visit. Otherwise, try to find a guide.

Visited November 2012
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Queretaro, Mexico
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“An interesting museum with a lot of information”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This museum has lots of information about the history of Mexico. Unfortunately, there's very little in English so our visitors found it somewhat unappealing. The murals are impressive and the history of the building itself is so dramatic that you can't help feeling some of the weight of the past during your visit.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Historic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

An interesting historical site - worth looking inside. All the information was in spanish but decipherable with a bit of spanish or french and some guesswork. It was an eclectic mix of bits and pieces and information, but enjoyable nevertheless.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The outside of the Granary gives little hint as to the extent of the museum housed inside the historic building. The remnants of the ammo shell hits on the exterior walls speak to the buildings history during the 1810 attack but the interior displays have much to offer regarding the independence struggle. As others have mentioned knowing a bit of the wars history and some Spanish would expand on its enjoyment. One or two hours is ample time for a visit.

Visited October 2012
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