A magnificent museum in the Spanish colonial architecture. It is on a list of protected sites around the world. The murals of Clemente Orosco are everywhere throughout. A must see.
I had seen some of Orozco’s murals in art history books and online and was looking forward to seeing them “for real”. So despite the fact that the museums were closed (as the previous poster warned) I went ahead and bought an admission ticket. And I was not disappointed! Its hard to describe, the best analogy I can give is... More
This is truly the place in Guadalajara where you will leave your heart if you are an art aficionado. Starting with Jose Clemente Orozco's murals; finally, the world is paying attention and giving him the recognition that he truly deserved in life. The murals are breathtaking and part of the universal patrimony that beautifies what was once an orphanage. Spend... More
They let us buy tickets without explaining that all the museums were closed, apparently since mid Nov. Not sure how long it will last, but it was a rip off. All we could see were the corredors, two tiny rooms with a few photos, and a central area with some dreadful ceiling murals. The grotesque murals are dark (black, grey,... More
Make this building part of your walk around the incredible Centro Historical area of Guadalajara. There is so much beautiful architecture, many parks, monuments and things to see. Guadalajara is a city that makes you feel like you're in Europe.
Lovely contemporary and modern art museum housed in a gorgeous old former hospital and orphanage. Had a great tour by a guide there named Ruben.
The Hospicio Cabanas honestly took my breath away. The building and its history is impressive in itself,but the murals are something else. I have never seen anything like them before. Remarkable and a must visit for Guadalajara.
Visited mostly for the architecture and enjoyed the other modern and folk art exhibits lots more than the murals. Great layout and a peaceful space to visit. Some consider the murals a national treasure; others posit that they were allowed to be part of the endorsed revolution to keep the real revolution under wraps. The later view explains why such... More
You have to pay an extra fee to take pictures with your own cell phone or cam. Nice place with a lot of local history, but needs to get technology, videos, interactive activities, to make it a great museum.
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