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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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I'm not so much of an art lover but that might be changing. This old orphanage/church building from years ago is the site of the coolest, darkest art I've ever seen or heard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not so much of an art lover but that might be changing. This old orphanage/church building from years ago is the site of the coolest, darkest art I've ever seen or heard about. Seriously! It's not to be missed! Get a guide to explain it all to you once inside. It could open up a whole new world for... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you're a fan of art, this place is a great attraction for you! The murals are breathtaking! Ruben is a great tour leader, his English is very good and he knows the ins and outs of the place since he wrote the book on it!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is kind of mexican history educative. This has got most of collections of history of mexico along with great paintings explaining about mexico's history in it. Paintings at the roof top are really great. It has great collections all about mexico. Good for history lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

...this attraction, if you have any interest or understanding of Mexican history and culture. Orozco is incredibly passionate, and has interesting opinions. Be sure to view his masterpiece,"Man on Fire," from several angles, and you will see one person appear, then disappear. I have no idea of how he does it.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visiting this attraction has been the highlight of our trip to Guadalajara. The Instituto has exquisite Orozco murals. Additionally, we were fortunate to see a powerful exhibit about Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. He specialized in designing museums all over the world but was immensely talented and a visionary. He not only designed museums like the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City... More 

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Jalisco, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 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

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

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

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