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Museums

Alhondiga De Granaditas State Historical and Archeological Museum.

This imposing work of neoclassical architecture began in 1797, with a simple design but an impeccable technique. It was built at the scene of the heroic act from by "Pípila", who burned down the door allowing the rebels to enter on September 28 of 1810 in one of the initial battles of the Independence movement. The museum houses historical exhibits related to the war of independence, an exhibit of pre hispanic clay stamps and the breath taking murals of Guanajuato’s muralist, José Chávez Morado.

Address: Mendizabal # 6, Centro
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00, Sundays from 10:00 to 3:00.

Casa Museo Gene Byron

This museum is an elegant building that preserves the atmosphere of Treasury of Benefit of Silver Minerals. It dates back to the 17th century, the time of the Guanajuato mining peak. It features the period furniture and the lamp designs and work of Canadian painter, Gene Byron. The exquisite interiors and the wide and beautiful gardens will make your visit an unforgettable experience. It is also a cultural center offering Sunday afternoon concerts.

Address: Ex-Hacienda de Santa Ana (no street number), Marfil, Guanajuato.
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 to 5:00, Sundays from 10:00 to 3:00

Diego Rivera's House

Diego María Rivera Barrientos, one of the most important Mexican painters, was born on December 8 of 1886 in one of the rooms of the ground floor where he spent the first six years of his life. The museum is a tribute to the Mexican illustrious muralist with 100 original works of Diego Rivera. This collection is one of the most important of the country because it represents the artist's diverse creative stages, his crucial years of formation and cubist period.

Address: Positos # 47, Centro
Hours: Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Don Quixote Iconographic Museum

It is considered the most important Cervantes museum in the world with a collection of more than 800 pieces portraying Don Quixote and other characters of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra´s novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha".

Address: Manuel Doblado #1, Centro
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 to 6:30, Sundays from 10:00 to 2:30

Olga Costa/Chavez Morado Museum

Built in the 16th century, the museum is located in the neighborhood of Paxtitlan, today’s Pastita. The museum houses a small collection of Pre-Hispanic art and valuable tapestries. In addition, there are rooms dedicated to temporary exhibits as well as a permanent collection of oils by Olga and José named "Hand with Hand."

Address: Pastita No.158, Torre Del Arco
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:30 to 4:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 3:30

Ex Hacienda de San Gabriel de Barrera Museum & Gardens

Built at the end of the 17th century, this was the grand hacienda of Captain Gabriel de Barrera, whose family was descended from the first Conde de Rul of the famous La Valenciana mine. Opened as a museum in 1979, the hacienda, with its opulent period European furnishings, provides an insight into the lives of the wealthy of the time. The large, shady grounds, originally devoted to processing ore from La Valenciana, were converted in 1945 to a series of beautiful terraced gardens based on international designs, with pavilions, pools, fountains and footpaths.

Address: Camino Antiguo a Marfil Km 2.5 NW of City Center
Hours: 09:00-18:00

Mummy Museum (Museo de las Momias)

The mummification process in Guanajuato was a spontaneous and natural phenomenon. The museum collection contains 111 bodies and 3 skulls, the oldest from a French doctor Remigio Leroy who was found in June 9, 1865.

Address: Explanada Del Panteon Municipal
Hours: Open Monday thru Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pueblo Museum

The ground floor houses one of the most unique collections of Mexican miniatures in the country. In addition, there is a permanent room dedicated to works of the XVII and XIX century that includes portraits of Herrera, Cabrera, Bernal of the Castillo, Gálvez, Arrieta and a room dedicated to the local painter Hermenegildo Bustos. The other two floors are dedicated to temporary exhibitions.

Address: Positos #7
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 to 6:30, Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00

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