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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 145 things to do 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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

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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Do not miss the murals and the gardens. Fantastic place, example of colonial architecture in the old part of the city

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place has its own story to tell, it is a great place for concerts and art. I strongly recommend you to do some schedule-event research before visiting it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Though rather empty when we visited, the two exhibits were immensely interesting. Both the exhibit devoted to Dr. Atl and the exhibit devoted to more modern artists were wonderful. We especially appreciated the photographs of the artists in their studios. The venue is free on Tuesdays.

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Guadalajara
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

In order to get a valuable visit for this place you need to get the tour to get the explanation for al lthe paintings, I think Tuesday is free, anyways the quides are very well trained and know the history of the place very well, I wish we had more tour guides in other Mexico touristic places like them.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spent the day walking around the city. Guadalajara is filled with art--everywhere. From Murals in public building to sculptures all around the city. The location was a highlight. The most amazing murals in the 400+ year old orphanage which is now a Unesco world heritage site. The building itself is amazing with 22 courtyards and 100+ rooms. The art installations... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

After a pleasant stroll from the central Cathedral along the pedestrian plaza one reaches the Cultural Cabanas. Appealing murals and frescoes adorn the ceilings of the main hall and dome. Many galleries present a variety of paintings and mixed media art. Much of the art was contemporary, with some mixed media. A clever installation used mexican money, the bills cut... More 

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Merida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The guide we hired gave excellent descriptions of the stories behind the murals, at the same time telling the history of Mexico. He directed us to view the paintings from different physical perspectives - a fascinating exercise we would have missed if we'd viewed the exhibit alone. The murals themselves are exquisite, especially considering that the artist only had one... More 

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