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Address: Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 473 732 1112
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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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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Even though the displays are in Spanish you can get laminated English explanations from the ticket office personnel. Don't miss the Chavez Morado murals in the stairwells. And the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mercer202
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the displays are in Spanish you can get laminated English explanations from the ticket office personnel. Don't miss the Chavez Morado murals in the stairwells. And the homage to revolutionaries opposite the entrance is quite moving.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the guided tour (about $8 total for individual or group tour). Highly recommended. Lots of great history here. Impressive!

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Chico, California
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Combining historic building with a shrine to the sacrifices of the founding revolutionaries the Alhondiga is well worth a visit. There is an eternal flame to stir patriotic feelings. The rooms contain a small museum of not very well provenanced items from preconquest to the present. There was a nice temporary exhibit on photography when we were there. Quite crowded... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to learn more about Mexican history and this place looked like the ideal place for it. Unfortunately I had to use my imagination and the little knowledge I have about the country's history to guess what the signs in Spanish say.. Later I found out that there are cards in English one can borrow. I did not... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It is a great museum to learn about the history of Mexico. Fortunately I speak Spanish wish they have English translations for foreigners or a guided tour. Still worthwhile

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West Linn, Oregon
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231 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt, we found this marvelous museum to be one of the best teachers of Mexican history we have ever experienced. It contains aspects of Mexico's political history, its struggle for independence, its cultural history, its religious history, and its ancient history. Our Spanish is relatively good, but we greatly appreciated The plasti-coated cards in English that walked us... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A building of interest with a dramatic role in Mexican history The building itself is interesting but events make it very special I would recommend a walk around to get a feel for what transpired there The pre Colombian artifacts are well displayed and the information on independence is well done Its history as a prison for 80 years is... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Friends have taken me to the site each time I have visited Guanajuato, but this time I went in, enjoyed the historical presentation (in Spanish), understood the bloody history of the Spanish revolution and the role the site played. Easy to visit and walk around.

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San Diego
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

For any history buff, this is a can't miss. This building is as important to Mexican independence as no other. The attack on Spanish positions inside this building was one of the most important events in the beginning stages of Mexico's fight for independence from the Spanish empire. The murals inside are incredible and the different rooms show you different... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you want to understand the origins of the Mexican war of independence, as well as the history of this region in Mexico, this is the place for you. The building, which served as a symbol of Spanish power in the region, became the site of one of the early bloody battles and conquests in Mexico's war for independence. The... More 

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