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San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Alhóndiga de Granaditas

  • Mendizábal 6 Map It
  • El Centro

Updated 01/23/2015

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Previously, this 18th-century grain-storage facility served as a jail under Emperor Maximilian and as a fortress during the War of Independence, where El Pípila helped the revolutionaries overcome the royalists. The hooks on which the Spanish Royalists hung the severed heads of Father Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende, and two other independence leaders still dangle on the exterior of this massive stone structure. It's now a state museum with exhibits on history, archaeology, and crafts.

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Mendizábal 6, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, 36000, Mexico

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473-732–1112; 473-732–1180

Sight Details:

  • MX$46; MX$30 camera fee
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 10–3

Updated 01/23/2015


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