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Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Address: Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
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Ranked #1 of 115 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.

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Los Altos Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

VERY interesting. Strange guide…. But worth seeing for sure! Orozco also has some amazing murals at the Government building and be sure to visit there as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place - take your time. The installments are worth viewing just as much as the history of the place. I forget what day, but I luckily went on a day that entry was free.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great historical place, get the guided tour for a complete expense. Some evenigs you can enjoy free live entertainment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This museum was amazing! We went there on a Tuesday and admission was free. I'm not sure if it's free every Tuesday or if it was a one-time offer. I encourage anyone who visits to really take there time to explore the architecture and the many areas of art. I enjoyed the contemporary art the best!

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Englewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This museum was definitely one of the high points of our few days in Guadalajara. Beautiful building and interesting and moving art. More expansive than I expected. The portion with the murals was amazing. Go if you appreciate art.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We expected the murals and building to be great, which they were, but there was a large, multi-disciplinary art exhibit on view as well, and it was the best temporary show we saw on our visit to Mexico. There is a lovely permanent collection exhibit on the library housed at the Instituto featuring facsimiles of wonderful history documents and books.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Built in the early 1800's as an orphanage for 400+ children, the sheer size will amaze you. The architecture is amazing and the guide will explain all the intricate paintings on the ceilings. Don't try to do it alone...unless you are an art historian you'll miss most of it. This is really a must see in the city.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The interrir architechture is nice and one can imagine how it might have been used in the past. Now it is basically an art gallery and event venue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The museum is mainly made up of murals very impressive. Must get a guide they explain small nuances that can be missed. The hospice was had diferent uses in the past ig was used as a home/school for chidren. Worth the 30 pesos for the experience and trip back in to time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The architecture of the buildings is splendid. There are also spectacular murals in the center which provide historical insight. The location is great and the dimensions of the building are impressive.

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