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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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Guadalajara history and art made live

The building is 200 years old, the changing exhibit we saw was of a famous Mexican architect *that as gringos we had never heard of - Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. The highlight of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Jalisco, Mexico
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Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The building is 200 years old, the changing exhibit we saw was of a famous Mexican architect *that as gringos we had never heard of - Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. The highlight of the interior chapel is a series of monumental frescoes by José Clemente Orozco. In the center of the chapel is his most important work here called "The Man... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the most important building in Guadalajara. Not only for the architecture, but for its contents. Originally founded as a house of mercy for the orphans and homeless. During the 1800 for many years was an orphanage. Presently a cultural center. What makes it so important are de murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the three famous Mexican... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Honestly it was very interesting at first but then the guide started talking and it got a bit boring. I don't think it's worth the $75 pesos. I got in with a cousin that lived in Guadalajara so got a better rate. I would probably go if your a tourist visiting for the first time the city, otherwise just skip... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Cultural Institute Cabañas), named after Juan Ruiz del Cabañas) is now adays an organization in charge of the conservation, investigation and popularization of the work of the famous painter and muralist José Clemente Orozco. It had previously many functions such as hospital hence the old name Hospicio Cabañas. It was founded in 1791 by the Bishop... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great architectural site, Multiple rooms for displays. Has one of the most dramatic murals of Orozco on the ceiling . Multicultural event are held often. Art is on display constantly. Tuesdays are free to enter. Cost on other days may seem expensive, but worth it. The plaza in front of the building is also interesting. You will be in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Murals telling the story of Mexico before the Spanish colonization - amazing and beautiful! A Must-Do in GDL.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A magnificent building, full of history and legends. I recommend you to pay the camera fee at the entrance, the photos worth it. Wait for a guide and the experience will be way better. The tourist guides are awesome, adults and kids enjoy the legends and explanations. The book store has many books and souvenirs. Free access on tuesday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

You must see the incredible ceiling murals, and check out the rest of this beautiful buildings, which also has temporary exhibits.

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Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It went on an on... but was amazing...in the end it was the only art gallery/museum we needed! We went there especially for the Orozco murals and found so much more.

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Ciudad Guzman, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Beautiful building, but not cheap to get in if you have a family. Go on Tuesdays when it's free to enter.

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Address: Address: Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara

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