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Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
52 33 36176734
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Ranked #1 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Hospicio Cabañas was built as an orphanage in the early 19th century. Its deconsecrated church was decorated with a famous series of murals by... more »
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Orange, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

To truly be able to appreciate the murals, you need a tour guide. Otherwise you may miss the story the murals are telling and some of the magic created in the murals perspective. Enjoy !!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A great building, designated a UNESCO site, plus outstanding murals by Jose Clemente Orozcu, one of the most important Mexican muralists. "Man of Fire", perhaps his greatest achievement, adorns the central ceiling of this magnificent building. Many of his other significant murals are on the walls of the central structure, a testament to his strong views about social struggles of... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The building structure is as magnificent as you can imagine, but the paintings inside are even more wonderful.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The main attraction here are the Ozcuro murals and the building itself, we thought the other art exhibitions were average. If we had come any other day and paid the entry fee I think we would have been a little disappointed as you can see his other murals for free at the Government palace and at the art museum at... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Good visit for modern art amatures. Right in town center. Building is intersing with lots of history behind.

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Mascota, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was just there again this afternoon for the third or fourth time. I only visit the Orozco murals, so I can't express an opinion on the rest. However, when you view the powerful Orozco murals, you must understand two things to appreciate them: 1) You must have a basic understanding of Mexican history. 2) You must put them in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is BY FAR the best museum in Guadalajara. This museum was originally built as a house of charity and mercy for abandoned children and the homeless in 1810. Today the Neo-Classical structure and its twenty-three (!) separate courtyards houses the city's most impressive works of modern and contemporary art. The structures within the many courtyards remind me of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not much inside. One amazing room but the modern art was very Warhol-esque. Not my deal. Big inside but not much to see.

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Instituto is an interesting place to wander around without a plan .... just drifting between the many patios. I had thought there would be more formal art exhibits ........ but it's more about the patios and the architecture and just spending a relaxing afternoon .....

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The murals are amazing. His work fits the space so well. I went on a Sunday morning and there were very few people there. There was a tour but it was in Spanish but almost everybody else touring the institute went on the tour so as long as I was in a different part of the institute I pretty much... More

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