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Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Address: Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
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Ranked #1 of 107 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The museum is mainly made up of murals very impressive. Must get a guide they explain small nuances that can be missed. The hospice was had diferent uses in the past ig was used as a home/school for chidren. Worth the 30 pesos for the experience and trip back in to time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The architecture of the buildings is splendid. There are also spectacular murals in the center which provide historical insight. The location is great and the dimensions of the building are impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

A visit to see the murals of Orozco-a social realist, who was fond of the theme of human suffering, and who was a politically committed artist, are not to be missed. They are breathtaking, evoking an extreme emotional response in their beauty and power.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went to Instituto Cultural Cabanas twice while our stay in Guadalajara. Be sure to allocate at least an hour for the tour. Absolutely astonishing!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful architecture housing murals of famed Jose Clemente Orozco. Make sure you grab a mirror to gaze up and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I knew nothing about Jose Clemente Orozco before I went to this historic site. The murals are very impressive. Also there is a great art exhibit currently on display (unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the artist ...) late November 2014. If you go on Thursdays, it is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

These painels are quite impressive, over 50 of them depicing history under a humanist perspective. The 3D effects in the dommed ceeling are amaizing. Don't miss the explanation of the local guides that work for tips.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place absolutely blew me away, even as it almost took my back out. Murals are astounding but so many are on the ceiling. They become painful to look at.

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Chula Vista, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Historic district of Guadalajara is awesome! You will need some water and some comfortable shoes if you like walking. but you can also take a buggy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Amazing murals! Totally worth the $70 pesos admission & $30 camera fee. If you can do only one thing in GDL, this is it!

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