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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  • Este museo tiene piezas en exhibición que van desde la epoca de los aztecas hasta el siglo XX. Las salas están muy bien organizadas para que todo sea visible y en orden cronológico, al exterior aun se...  more »
  • Visiten Guanajuato y quedense al menos una noche para disfrutar de las callejneadas y de tanto lugares historicos Altamente recomendable la ciudad donde además wxiate un buen clima de seguridad 
  • El lugar esta muy bien conservado y el museo bastante bien organizado en la planta alta. Vale la pena recorrerlo todo y darse el tiempo de hacer un viaje relámpago a buena parte de la historia de Méxi...  more »
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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.