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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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I should have worn better shoes, as this was a very large space. The murals of Orozco were very real and amazing to look at to see different things at every turn. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I should have worn better shoes, as this was a very large space. The murals of Orozco were very real and amazing to look at to see different things at every turn. Our guide, Ilse Hoffmann made it even more spectacular with some of the history of the building and some of the business between the artist and the mayor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The building is so beautiful and paintings walls are amazing, You will see there , most famous painting wall from Jose Clemente Orozco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Terrific place to learn about Mexican history. The center is clean, well cared for and was one of the most enlightening places I visited when living in Guadalajara.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Instituto Cultural Cabañas is a short hop from the Historico Centro, across Calizada Idependencia and down the Plaza Tapatio. The facade of the instituto, with its signature dome, seems to anchor the long plaza. This is one of the major sights in Guadalajara; if you are a serious tourist it is already on yur list. The building was created... More 

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La Paz, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great architectural design perfectly conserved. Fantastic murals and beautiful gardens and temporal expositions

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

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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

worth spending time to appreciate this special place - previously an orphanage for many decades, now a perfect destination to truly capture the spirit of Guadalajara.

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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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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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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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