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Address: Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
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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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The very best curated place ( from a connoisseur!

Absolutely splendid, the architecture, Orozco's ceilings and murals, most interesting temporary exhibitions w one delicious one for children about Frida K., etc

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely splendid, the architecture, Orozco's ceilings and murals, most interesting temporary exhibitions w one delicious one for children about Frida K., etc

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is huge, old and beautiful. Easy to get lost if you don't pay attention. I was a bit disappointed by the exhibitions they had, but that's just a matter of taste. Worth a visit. If you want to take photos, you need to pay a fee and get a little photo badge so guards won't bother you.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hospicio Cabanas, now called Instituto Cultural Cabanas, is a fantastic neo-classical building. It is really nice to wander around the multiple inner courtyards and rows of rooms on a warm day, enjoying the coolness of the stone walls. Don't miss the superbs frescoes by Jose Clemente Orozco. From the main door, it is in front of you on the... More 

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Toronto On Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely building and exhibits. There is a paid entrance and if you wish to take photos you must pay a camera fee. Orozco murals are absolutely stunning.

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nanoose bay, bc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art displayed in different areas of the historic orphanage building. Wondering bronze sculptures outside, and murals in the cathedral. A nice walk to get there too, passing many lovely buildings and sculptures.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the frescos in the main hall. They are best viewed with a guide. The other exhibits were somewhat of interest to us especially the architecture of mexico with the scale models of some very interesting buildings. Since we do not speak Spanish it was hard for us to interpret a lot of the other exhibits as these are... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organized museum that uses the unique (and large) space to its advantage. The main attraction are the murals in the large cathedral (which are awesome), however make sure to spend another 45 minutes walking around and viewing the other exhibits. There is a children's section toward the back left of the second square too.

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Guadalajara, MX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been there numerous times mostly for art exhibits. The building is vast but beautiful ! It has more than 20 large courtyards and numerous gallery spaces with high ceilings. The building was built in the 1700's as a hospital and orphanage but is used now mostly as exhibition space. The ceilings of the common areas are covered by... More 

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Newark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cultural and historical site. A must see. Don't expect the Taj Mahal, but why would you ?? :) Near other attractions. Not isolated. You can include in a walking tour.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful stop, don't miss it. It is a still working orphanage that part of it is now a museum. The Orozco murals in the chapel are spectacular and have multiple meanings. I highly suggest you get on the English tour. Very informative and shows you varying perspectives of the art.

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