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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Calle Mendizabal 6, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 1112
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I am glad I can read, write, and speak Spanish

IT is really hard to get English information in many of these museums, and this is one of them. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marta E
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El Paso, Texas
Wonderful History of Guanajuato

Don't let the huge plaza out front discourage you. The main door is on the side by the road and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CanadianCateG
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Even though the displays are in Spanish you can get laminated English explanations from the ticket office personnel. Don't miss the Chavez Morado murals in the stairwells. And the homage to revolutionaries opposite the entrance is quite moving.

1  Thank mercer202
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Take the guided tour (about $8 total for individual or group tour). Highly recommended. Lots of great history here. Impressive!

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Combining historic building with a shrine to the sacrifices of the founding revolutionaries the Alhondiga is well worth a visit. There is an eternal flame to stir patriotic feelings. The rooms contain a small museum of not very well provenanced items from preconquest to the...More

1  Thank BillinMidMO
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I really wanted to learn more about Mexican history and this place looked like the ideal place for it. Unfortunately I had to use my imagination and the little knowledge I have about the country's history to guess what the signs in Spanish say.. Later...More

Thank ryokogasuki
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It is a great museum to learn about the history of Mexico. Fortunately I speak Spanish wish they have English translations for foreigners or a guided tour. Still worthwhile

Thank ces20033
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

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 independence, its cultural history, its religious history, and its ancient history. Our Spanish...More

1  Thank TeamRealMcCoy
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

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 there The pre Colombian artifacts are well displayed and the...More

Thank Gilles B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Friends have taken me to the site each time I have visited Guanajuato, but this time I went in, enjoyed the historical presentation (in Spanish), understood the bloody history of the Spanish revolution and the role the site played. Easy to visit and walk around.

Thank TAN31_11
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