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Palacio de Gobierno

Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
3 668 18 08
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Ranked #11 of 111 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This 18th-century government building, which served as the headquarters of the Juarez administration in 1858, contains a number of the famous murals... more » Owner description: This 18th-century government building, which served as the headquarters of the Juarez administration in 1858, contains a number of the famous murals by Jose Clemente Orozco. « less
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Guadalajara
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This beautiful palace has been just renewed with a very nice museum about Guadalajara. I do recommend the museum. But there is nothing like Orozco's paintings upper the main stairs. This is a must see in Guadalajara! Bravo Maestro!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Walking around the historic center of Guadalajara, we stopped in the Government Palace. Beautiful murals, government offices and legislative rooms, with an inside courtyard that afforded quiet and benches, as well as nice restrooms provided some tranquility (government appeared to be on vacation) in the midst of a very busy city.

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Guadalajara
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to admire the Orozco murals inside the building as well as the assembly room.

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pescara
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Open to the public, this building houses Clemente Orozco's bold frescoes. You can also get into the conference room and imagine a political debate take place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For those Jose Clemente Orozco followers, be sure to stop by the Palacio de Gobierno to admire the mural. We were treated to a private tour by an elderly gentlemen who gave us the background of the mural in English; he can give the tour in eight languages! Unfortunately, we neglected to take note of his name but he knows... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There are some giant Orozco paintings here and a very good little museum shop with better than average prices.

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Olympia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you like Mexican Murals then this is the place for you. It is full of them. Take time to read all the explanations. One gets a good bit of history here.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A recent visit to Guadalajara led us to Liberation Square where we were able to tour many plazas and buildings. The Palacio is the capital building for the state. Unlike in the US, this building had easy access with no security checks. The architecture was beautiful as well as several ceiling paintings. Our hosts in Mexico gave us a brief... More

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San Rafael, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Check out the Orozco Murals, and not just the one in the stair well, but in the assembly. There were also some great paintings of the different governors

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

a nice building with lots of history, nice mural paintings, the only downside is that its filled with lots of corrupt politicians.

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