Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato
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Admire an old and storied building at Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, a former grain storehouse now containing an art and history museum. Built between 1798 and 1808, the building displays an impressive neoclassical architectural style and bears traces of its main uses, as a warehouse, military barracks, and then prison. Turned into a fortress by Spanish troops and loyalists in 1810, when a group of rebels led by Miguel Hidalgo lay siege to the building, the doors were eventually set ablaze and the rebels killed everyone inside. When the rebellion was quashed, the four main insurgents, including Hidalgo, were executed and their heads were hung from the four corners of the fort. They stayed there until Mexico gained its independence 10 years later. Acting as a prison from 1864-1948, the building now contains several murals and exhibits dedicated to heroes of the independence movement, and a large collection of pre-Columbian art. Plan to visit Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas during your Guanajuato vacation using our convenient Guanajuato vacation planner.
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  • We paid our 52 pesos each, dropped off our backpack (mochilo) and were given a number of laminated pages with exhibit descriptions in english, complete with photo of key exhibits. We walked through an...  more »
  • Mentioned as an attraction secondary however is a beautiful Museum with works and parts fantastic, property very care with much attention to the detail at the end of the tour you dan a small review of the history of the property and its role in it independence part fundamental of the tour not there is that lose it
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  • A place with lots of history. Highly conserved. It might be a bit boring for children and adults, but for history buffs, it's great.
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  • In my opinion, it´s the coolest place to visit the inside in Guanajuato. There´s a big structure and there are exposed some items from Mayas, Aztecs, Rapa Nui, etc.
  • History comes to life at the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, you will fin a lot of history of mexico.
  • Excellent historical displays.
  • Happy to have seen this historic and we'll preserved building turned museum. Thanks! Finally Pipila has a story!
  • Historia pura de México, interesante lugar, impresionante construcción.