Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato

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History Museum
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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  • 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 independ...  more »
  • traveling on the route of the independence of mexico this site is forced, love this perfectly preserved, easy access and has an extraordinary chambers, the murals speak for themselves
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  • 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 ther...  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.