Regional Museum of Guanajuato Alhóndiga de Granaditas


The Regional Museum of Guanajuato is known as the Alhóndiga de Granaditas, “Alhóndiga” is Arab for public granary or grain market, while “Granaditas” means grains which was named popularly because it kept grains.

The Museum, located in the most representative icon of the fight for the Independence, researches, preserves, promotes and spreads the cultural, archaeological, historical and artistic heritage addressed to all the fields of society, so they know, value and respect the rich heritage legacy of the ancestors Mexicans are proud of.

This New Spain building is a versatile space, witness of the struggle for the change and social transformation, it expresses through the different uses it has had: granary, penitentiary, jail, school, court and museum.

History of the Museum

The building began its construction in 1796 by the architect José del Mazo y Avilés, by orders of the viceroy Miguel de la Grúa y Branciforte and commissioned by governor Antonio de Riaño y Bárcenas.

The construction in carved quarry and masonry was finished on November 7, 1809.


Mendizábal 6, esquina con 28 de Septiembre, Col. Guanajuato Centro, C.P. 36000, Guanajuato, Guanajuato


From Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
Domingos de 10:00 a 15:00 horas




Guide visits | Bookstore | Summer course | Auditorium


Tel. (473) 732 1112 y 1180


October 01 2019 to April 30 2020

Pre-Hispanic Stamps

December 18 2017 to December 31 2020