We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Phone Number: 014737321112
Website
Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 655 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Bring your dictionary

Great review of Mexican history. Excellent timelines and plenty of opportunity to learn a lot about Mexico. Bring your dictionary as VERY LITTLE is written in English. Enjoyed it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie W
Add Photo Write a Review

655 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 162: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great review of Mexican history. Excellent timelines and plenty of opportunity to learn a lot about Mexico. Bring your dictionary as VERY LITTLE is written in English. Enjoyed it very much.

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie W
Level Contributor
51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the Alhondiga. It's a very attractive building, originally built as a grain store but after played an important role in the early stages of the Mexican War of Independence. There are beautiful murals in the staircases and several display rooms. The history ranges from pre-hispanic pieces to parts about the conquest and on to the Mexican War of... More 

Helpful?
Thank MacDollar66
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alhondiga has important details of the Mexican Revolution. However, if you don't have a lot of background about the Mexican Revolution, this museum doesn't provide a lot of context or information.

Helpful?
Thank Pailin9
California
Level Contributor
376 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building played a very important role in Mexico's fight for independence.It has been converted appropriately enough, to a museum which contains exhibits about the fight for independence. It also contains exhibits about various indigenous cultures, other aspects of Mexican history, photographs and the works of a few well known artists. The building itself is beautiful and would be worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank packedandready2go
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a lot of history as it is one of the first places in which the revolutionary forces fought the first battle for independence. The Alhondiga has always been something that we wanted to visit and being here was an amazing experience. It feels as if history is still alive.

Helpful?
Thank Palemon L
Manhattan, KS
Level Contributor
327 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Witoldzio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank Nora M
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank unAventino123
Calgary, Alberta
Level Contributor
69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank artistandteacher
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
368 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 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 

Helpful?
Thank Russ L

Travelers who viewed Alhondiga de Granaditas also viewed

 

Been to Alhondiga de Granaditas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Alhondiga de Granaditas and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Alhondiga de Granaditas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?