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Address: Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 473 732 1112
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Excellent Museum of Mexican history

Great variety of displays of Mexican history from pre-hispanic times to modern day. The front desk will provide English language cards to help explain the displays if Spanish is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gibsons, Canada
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Gibsons, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of displays of Mexican history from pre-hispanic times to modern day. The front desk will provide English language cards to help explain the displays if Spanish is not your first language.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very important place and the events that took place here marked a change in this country's history. The building and architecture are old and beautiful, the inside has a small museum. I'd recommend that you visit the museum only if you are into Mexican history or want to learn more about it as if you are not or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to imagine an edifice with so much powerful history. Also nice to walk to , with the market place nearby...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent over hour here. Helpful in understanding Mexican history. Place itself has rich and fascinating history. Well worth time and small admission

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Alhondiga is to Mexico a bit of what Lexington is to Americans. Read the history before you go. (That is true for Dolores HIdalgo and San Miguel as well as Guanajuato). That said, it is unfortunate that the signage and information is all in Spanish. Not a problem for me, but my friends who speak no Spanish got tired... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place full of history, very interesting place to visit with many tokens and relics from the mexican independence and revolution. Beautiful wall painting here as well! Free Admission

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We know so little about Mexican history and the Alhondiga is a great place to learn about the revolution of 1810. Well worth the hour!

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Thank Roy N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This former granary is like Concord or the hanging of Patrick Henry for Americans. Here El Pipila - a miner - tied a stone to his back to protect him from bullets and set fire to the door of the granary and downtrodden Mexicans stormed inside and slaughtered every man, woman, and child inside then sacked the city. When the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Learn about the heroes of the Mexican Revolution and the story of El Pipila where much of it took place. Excellent displays and definitely worth at least an hour if not much more.

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Dyffryn Ardudwy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Don't miss this well planned and varied museum. The building has had many uses and its large and open space suits the museum well. There is enough to keep all ages occupied. A collection of Reuters photographs of the Spanish Civil War was an added bonus.

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