We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 641 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 467
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Most recent review
Beautiful Building & Murals - but disappointing modern art.

Go on a Tuesday - its free! The murals are almost worth the 70 pesos but the rest of the museum's art was very disappointing to me. I guess conceptual modern art is not my thing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
canadiangypsy2015
,
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

641 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Go on a Tuesday - its free! The murals are almost worth the 70 pesos but the rest of the museum's art was very disappointing to me. I guess conceptual modern art is not my thing. The building itself and grounds are beautiful. Im surprised this is the #1 thing to do in Guadalajara!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guadalajara, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guadalajara, Mexico
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guadalajara
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
93 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Instituto Cultural Cabanas also viewed

Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
 
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
 

Been to Instituto Cultural Cabanas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Instituto Cultural Cabanas and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Seattle
5 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Instituto Cultural Cabanas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?