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“Quality history museum with gripping details” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alhondiga de Granaditas

Alhondiga de Granaditas
Ranked #6 of 64 things to do in Guanajuato
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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.
Racine, WI
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Quality history museum with gripping details”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

You need to read Spanish to get the most out of this history museum. The historical evolution of this area and its significance of the cradle of the Mexican Revolution is developed well.

Visited March 2013
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Berkeley, California
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“In-depth Mexican History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

An impressive and thorough journey through México's struggle for independence. The murals by José Chávez Morado are outstanding. You will need a couple of hours to see it all. Good information and a wonderful atmosphere.

Visited March 2013
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Granville, Ohio
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“lots to see and absorb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

This large building/museum may take more than one visit to absorb, but it's an excellent way to review and visualize critical events leading to Mexican independence from Spain. Just inside the entrance, we were fortunate to happen upon, Pablo, an English-speaking student at the University of Guanajuato who is passionate about his country's history and architecture and volunteered to show us around.

Visited March 2013
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St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Wonderful use of space in one of the most important buildings dating back to the fight for independence from Spain.

Visited March 2013
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London
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Interesting Historical monument and Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is one of the places that should be visited on a trip to Guanajuato. Historically it is of immense significance and makes the visitor think about what happened during the War for Independence. An immense plus is the Museum, which apart from anything else, has a room of paintings by Ermingildo Bustos, a 19th century artist from Guanajuato, quite extraordinary paintings and worth the trip alone for these.

Visited February 2013
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