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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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Loved the museum. The murals are a must see. It's right on the main street in the historic district as well, so very easy to go see as you are touring that area. Go on Tuesdays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the museum. The murals are a must see. It's right on the main street in the historic district as well, so very easy to go see as you are touring that area. Go on Tuesdays when it's free!

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It is an interesting place, it showcase some beautiful "murales". The greatest thing are the surroundings. Plaza tapatía, the catedral, degollados theatre. plaza de armas It is a must visit in Guadalajara.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've been there a number of times, and each time the exhibitions never disappoint, although the Orozco murals alone are enough reason for a visit.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I came here on my own on a rainy day. The place is large and full of paintings depicting some of Mexico's history. Admission is free on Tuesdays (the day I visited), but I would gladly pay to go in. There were free tours and guides once inside who were well versed on the history of the place as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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Mexico City
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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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