Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas
En este lugar estaba una tienda, de donde el 28 de septiembre de 1810, el Pípila y la muchedumbre tomaron lo necesario para incendiar la puerta principal de la Alhóndiga de Granaditas.
Ayuntamiento de Guanajuato 1989-91
Guanajuato City Council of 1989-1991
Erected 1989 by Ayuntamiento de Guanajuato 1989-91.
Location. 21° 1.137′ N, 101° 15.426′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle 28 de Septiembre, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Calle 28 de Septiembre, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cemetery of the Convent of the Temple of Bethlehem (within shouting distance of this marker); Casimiro Chowell J. (within shouting distance of this marker); José Martí in Mexico (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lieutenant José Francisco Valenzuela The Temple of Bethlehem (about 120 meters away); Temple and Plaza San Roque (about 150 meters away); Enrique Ruelas Espinosa (about 150 meters away); The Bethlehemite Convent in Guanajuato (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
Regarding The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. The Pípila was the nickname of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro (b. January 3, 1782, San Miguel el Grande, Guanajuato - d. July 26, 1863), a local miner in Guanajuato. As a member of the insurgent forces he is famous for burning down the door to the Alhóndiga de Granaditos. He used ocote (heartwood of pine) and other supplies that he and the other insurgents took from this store right across from the Alhóndiga. After the mass of insurgents burned down the door and entered the Alhóndiga, a massacre ensued of the Spanish Royalists that had attempted to hide inside.
Categories. • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 155 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.