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Alhondiga de Granaditas, Tue-Sat 10:00-14:00, 16:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-15:00.
The massive city granary built in 1798-1809, where loyalists sought refuge
during the first battle for Mexico Independence when besieged (1810) by
Miguel Hidalgo at the outset of the war against Spain. Now holding a historical
museum with several pieces of Chupicuaro Culture and an interesting bookstore
with phone (473) 732 9011
Mural on Father
Hidalgo by Chavez-Morado
Diego Rivera's House Museum.
Tue-Sat 10:00-18:30, Sun 10:00-14:30. Birthplace of famed muralist Diego
Rivera, now filled with a comprehensive collection of his and brilliant
artist Frida Kahlo's works.
La Era by Diego Rivera
The Mummy Museum. Mon-Sun 9:00 to 18:00. It's adjacent to municipal
cemetery. More than l00 bodies line the museum's walls in glass cases.
Some still wear their burial clothes, and others are, quite literally,
just skin and bones. They have been preserved by the chemistry of Guanajuato's
The Mineralogy Museum at the Mining School. Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00
Collection of natural gems.
Gene Byron Museum. Mon-Fri. 10:00-17:00 Ex-hacienda Santa Ana s/n.
Marfil. (473) 733 1029. Gallery and Art Shop at the former house of late canadian artist
Gene Byron's Selfportrait
Olga Costa/Chavez-Morado Museum. Tue-Sat 9:30-19:00, Sun 9:30-15:00.
Pastita. Nice Gallery of Art, created by both artists in their original
"Arboleda" by Olga
Guanajuato People's Art Museum. Tue-Sat 10:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-14:00
Next door of University Main Building.
Hermenegildo Bustos Museum.
Alfredo Dugues Natural History Museum. University's Main Building
1st. Floor. Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00.
Don Quixote Iconographic
Museum. Tue-Sat 10:00-18:30, Sun 10:00-14:30. Manuel Doblado 1.
Free entrance. (473) 732 6721, 732 3376, Fax 732 6117. It's dedicated to
the main character of Cervantes' l7th century novel. Collection of objects
by Ocampo, Coronel & Dali among others with the image of the thin errant
knight of dismal countenance, and his short squire, Sancho Panza.
Ex-Hacienda of San Gabriel de Barrera. Mon-Sun 9:00-18:00. Former
place for refining silver ores. Now a museum with an outstanding XVII Century
art and furniture collection. The museum's jewel is the gilded open chapel.
Picture Gallery of La Compania Church. Mon-Sun 10:30-14:00, 16:30-18:00.
Valenciana Mine. One of the richest silver mines ever. In 1810 the
San Jose shaft reached 527 m deep, the deepest on earth at the time. Today,
the modern mining company offers tours year round, to one of the older
pits behind the San Cayetano/Valenciana Church. Small museum with models
of the mining works of Guanajuato. Hardhats provided.
San Ramon Mineshaft. Former ancillary shaft of Valenciana mine.
Now a restaurant bar with a small mining museum on first floor. Hardhats
provided to those who dare to go down the steep steps.
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SA - León, Gto.