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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 1112
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Sadly, this was probably also the location of one of the most shameful chapters in Mexican history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Hearth of Mexican Independence from Spain, lots of information

This is one of the mos valuable sites where a heavy and bloody fight in the beginning of the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
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This huge stone granary was the site of the first major Mexican victory against the Spanish in the War of Independence.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 1112
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, this was probably also the location of one of the most shameful chapters in Mexican history. It probably set back Mexico's independence years when an out of control mob decapitated and murdered helpless women and children. After they broke into this building, which translated...More

Thank docntx
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is one of the mos valuable sites where a heavy and bloody fight in the beginning of the Mexican Independence. You have to listen to the local narrator, I do not know if there are in other language than spanish or ask someone to...More

Thank jdelmoral_mx
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This museum has LOTS of interesting history to it. I unfortunately had to rush through most of it and didn't even get to see all of it. Be aware that during the week lots of schools take trips, so it'll be packed.

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The walk through the halls of this granero and former jail will not take you too long, but will give viewers great background on Mexican history and of the city. Excellent mural in the first staircase.

Thank John V
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The museum offers a great view of Mexican history from the pre-hispanic period through modern era with a particular focus on the war for independence. Most of the information is posted in Spanish only so be prepared! Some placards were in English as well, but...More

Thank Jacob D
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The only thing I liked about here were the murals, I think the entry price was too expensive. It wasn't good enough for me.

Thank Bandit S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The physical space would be enough to warrant a visit, but the history makes it a must-see (this is the Mexican equivalent of Concord and Lexington in US history). The Jose Chavez-Morado murals in the entries and staircases is more than the icing on the...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Our Spanish is quite limited, and that made it difficult for us to understand the significance of many of the things we saw in this museum. It seems to be a wonderful exhibit, and the building has tremendous historical significance, but we didn't get as...More

Thank ilubliner
Reviewed 23 June 2017

IT is really hard to get English information in many of these museums, and this is one of them. I first saw this museum while I was taking a guided tour with a small group. I immediately liked the feel of the building upon viewing...More

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Don't let the huge plaza out front discourage you. The main door is on the side by the road and the displays make this a "must see" to understand the history of the city. If you don't understand Spanish make sure you ask for information...More

Thank CanadianCateG
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