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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  • You have to plan the visit on Sunday since it closes at two o'clock in the afternoon and Monday does not open by what many who trust us that Sundays are the days of more visit we stayed without entering.
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  • An enclosure with lots of history. The place is well kept and clean. As a point to criticize the price would be 52 pesos it made me expensive with respect to which there is collection to observe. This museum can give more. If they are in Guanajuato visit it and travel to 1810.
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  • It is a place with lots of history and imposing, in addition to beautiful, to be there you remounts to the times of history, live them because they teach you every corner where things went and where it was el pípila,
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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.