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Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
52 33 36176734
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Ranked #1 of 111 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Hospicio Cabañas was built as an orphanage in the early 19th century. Its deconsecrated church was decorated with a famous series of murals by... more »
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La Habra, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was very irritated to hear adult visitors saying there wasn't anything to see. Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?! The building is stunning and don't get me started on the murals. We are talking about Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the Mexican murals masters. Read a little history and you will get some perspective, people. The fountains outside, admittedly, were pretty... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

From the time we got in until the time we had to leave, the landmark building was very impressive. We did not see the whole building because we were later than most. I wish we would have had more time. We did of course get to dee the murals on the ceilings and walls. It has been kept up very... More

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Guadalajara
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One day a week, it is free. You still have to pay if you want to take photos, but it is very nice to walk through the museum.

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aurora
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved the Orozco murals and the guide spoke nearly perfect English and was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.

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Gdl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cultural experience of this building is unique; just tale a look to Clemente Orozco Mural's they are more than full of expression

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Shanghai, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Beautiful architecture style and impressing mural paintings. It is a big museum and also an institute for workshops and courses. Combining culture and history, traditional and modern elements, Cabana is the most recommended place in the center of GDL.

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The building itself was gorgeous and massive and the murals by Orozco were stunning. Apart from that however it was a bit lackluster. It was full of modern, post-modern, contemporary art which I personally do not like and they had some incredibly strange exhibitions. I luckily got in with a student discount (I'm not sure if it works with international... More

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Orange, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

To truly be able to appreciate the murals, you need a tour guide. Otherwise you may miss the story the murals are telling and some of the magic created in the murals perspective. Enjoy !!

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A great building, designated a UNESCO site, plus outstanding murals by Jose Clemente Orozcu, one of the most important Mexican muralists. "Man of Fire", perhaps his greatest achievement, adorns the central ceiling of this magnificent building. Many of his other significant murals are on the walls of the central structure, a testament to his strong views about social struggles of... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The building structure is as magnificent as you can imagine, but the paintings inside are even more wonderful.

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