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Instituto Cultural Cabanas

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Address: Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
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Description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous...
Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.
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This is a very interesting historic building with a lot of history. Great place to visit when in town with the painting on the ceilings and walls being painted using amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting historic building with a lot of history. Great place to visit when in town with the painting on the ceilings and walls being painted using amazing techniques making them appear different when changing perspective. Very impressive especially considering the painter was near blind!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Founded in 1805 as an Orphanage and Hospital, the building was designed by famous architect Manuel Tolsa in a very elegant neoclassical style. It has 23 patios with an area of 23,450 sq metres. The chapel is decorated with very impressive Orozco murals. The proportions of the building, its colonnades and arches are amazing!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was my favorite attraction in the city. The murals were simply breathtaking. I thought that they had been retouched but I overheard a guide saying that they were still vivid because of some kind of preservation process used by the artist. There were benches were some people were lying down in order to take in the beauty of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was not sure what to expect, but I liked the old Spanish architecture with all the lovely courtyards. Inside the buildings were paintings and drawings - worth any art lovers attention. Also, there was a show (art and design) on the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Overall, I would recommend Cananas to all. In addition, there is a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the paintings in the Cabanas are absolutely astounding. It is is a must see. Unfortunately no English guide material so if you can hire an English guide it would be worth it,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's a great and full of history place that no one should miss, they got guided tours, and you can also watch independent films or from international festival when there's a festival. It's great.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Go on a Tuesday - its free! The murals are almost worth the 70 pesos but the rest of the museum's art was very disappointing to me. I guess conceptual modern art is not my thing. The building itself and grounds are beautiful. Im surprised this is the #1 thing to do in Guadalajara!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The cost for seniors was 70 pesos for two. The Orozco murals were impressive and exemplary of the history of Mexico since the invasion by Cortes in the 16th Century. Other exhibits by local artists and photographers were fascinating. The many rooms and open spaces were beautiful and a lovely oasis from the crowds.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are in Guadalajara's down town, this sis a place for you to go. The history and powerful cultural influence in Jalisco's cultural sphere is a must for those wanting to connect with the city's milestones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Full of history and fantastic architecture. This was an actual orphanige for many years. I have a relative that actually lived here for years and she tell us amazing stories about the nuns who cares for children.

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