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Address: Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Phone Number: 014737321112
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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important, informative, beautiful

It is important to see the place in which one of the central battles for independence was fought. The museum has several rooms devoted to various stages of history of Mexico as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Manhattan, KS
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Manhattan, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is important to see the place in which one of the central battles for independence was fought. The museum has several rooms devoted to various stages of history of Mexico as well as local history. Additionally, there are rooms devoted to photographs of old Guanajuato and portraits of its citizens, The murals on staircases are fascinating. On one side... More 

1 Thank Witoldzio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museos in Guanajuato. Informative and lots of interesting artifacts from different regions of Mexico and Guanajuato. The murals are outstanding and it provides good information on historic events. It cost 52 pesos to enter and I spent two hours looking around. Definitely worth the time if you like history.

Thank Nora M
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Alhondiga de Granaditas in 1810 was the scene of one of the epic battles of the Mexican war of independence. An army of 20,000 soldiers lled by the Miguel Hidalgo, father of the Mexican of the great epic, besieged a Spanish and criollo force of around 600 men. The Alhondiga served as a granary and depository of seeds and... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We went to this museum thinking we would learn more about the revolution...and we did...but what we most liked was learning about all the different cultures in Mexico. The second floor, where most people begin, was extraordinary and although we could not find any english translations, our spanish was good enough to understand the stories of these wonderful cultures. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The Alhondiga de Granitas was the focal point for the first confrontation in the Mexican Independence movement and makes this structure one of the most important buildings in Guanajuato. The museum has a great layout of the timeline and highlights of Mexico's road to independence from the Spaniards. Great exhibitions of paintings, photography and sculptures on fisplay insidr the different... More 

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Progreso, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Enter this very historic building, pay your 30 peso entry fee. ASK FOR the English-language explanatory sheets which will take you through the historical rooms up on the first floor. Excellent collection of art and artifacts. Back down on the ground floor are rooms for temporary exhibitions, plus their fine folk art collection. The building is between the Diego Rivera... More 

1 Thank sierradave1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

this is a very nicely done museum, historically it's a very important building featuring some great murals but it also houses some lovely art. we particularly enjoyed the paintings of hermenegildo bustos and the ex-votos, there was also a section of local folk art and a children's art section…very much worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Very important building in Mexico. Home of the beginning of the independence. Amazing murals, must see. Mandatory trip for mexican school children, esp on friday.

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

If you like to learn about the Mexican History this is a great place. This is a Mexican History Museum. It has several pictures of different important people in the Mexican History. It's a 2 story building with several rooms and each room has a different history. I didn't care much for it. But it was a nice experience since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The place is located very close to the city center. It is a very important place to visit since it has a lot of history. Moreover, the place has a museum inside of it where you can learn a lot about the independence of Mexico.

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