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Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas, Guanajuato

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Admire an old and storied building at Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga 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 Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guanajuato attractions using our Guanajuato trip builder app.
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  • This is a beautiful museum. The Structure itself is grand and holds a lot of history. I highly recommend a visit. I wish it had explanations in English though. 
    This is a beautiful museum. The Structure itself is grand and holds a lot of history. I highly recommend a visit. I wish it had explanations in English though.  more »
  • with a moving tribute to the leaders who fought for Mexico's freedom. Well presented but it would have been nice to have some english translations for those who do not speak english. A good summer... 
    with a moving tribute to the leaders who fought for Mexico's freedom. Well presented but it would have been nice to have some english translations for those who do not speak english. A good summer...  more »
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  • The place itself is very important to Mexican history. BUT I feel like the museum itself didn't showcase the importance of this building. Instead they have pictures of wealthy Mexicans and residents of Guanajuato, which I didn't find interesting. Some parts were relevant. I would say don't worry about going in if you don't have time.
  • If you care at all about the history of Mexico and it's story of independence, then you must go here. I cannot tell you how large a contribution this small piece of history makes for the story of a beautiful state in Mexico. There is so much to take in, but it's best with the tour guide.

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