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The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas

 
 
The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
1. The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas Marker
Inscription.
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

English translation:
In this place was a general store, from where on September 28, 1810 the Pípila and the mob of insurgents took the materials necessary to burn the principal entrance to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas.

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 Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
2. The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the leftmost entrance to the building.
(about 120 meters away); 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
 
The entryway to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
3. The entryway to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas
This was the entrance to the Alhóndiga that the Pípila is infamous for burning and where the insurgent forces of the first phase of Mexican independence entered to massacre the Spanish Royalists inside. Today the building is the Regional Museum of Guanajuato.
Monument to the Pípila image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
4. Monument to the Pípila
This monument of the Pípila is located on the high ridge to the south of the historic center of Guanajuato and is a famous local landmark and tourist attraction. It was sculpted in 1939 by Juan Olaguíbel and built by Agustín Gutiérrez. It reads:
"...aún hay otras alhóndigas por incendiar" Guanajuato Septiembre 1939
(English: "...there are still other Alhóndigas to burn" Guanajuato September, 1939).
 
 
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.
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