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Palacio de Gobierno

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Address: Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 3 668 18 08
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 18th-century government building, which served as the headquarters of...
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.
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Stop in to see the Orozco murals

This beautiful building has a powerful mural by Orozco that is definitely worth seeing. The building itself is historic, and no one stopped me from looking into some of the rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This beautiful building has a powerful mural by Orozco that is definitely worth seeing. The building itself is historic, and no one stopped me from looking into some of the rooms upstairs. Most of the building contains working government offices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were coming in out of the rain, but also out of interest. Our friend who lives in Guadalajara wanted us to see it for both its historical significance and the two enormous murals that that tell the story. To say they're dramatic is pure understatement. The violence of politics and struggles for freedom are vividly painted. It's not the... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Be sure to check out the José Clemente Orozco murals in the Palacio de Gobierno. The building is generally open to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Palacio Gobierno (or Government Palace) faces the Plaza de Armas in on the west side of the catedral. It is an unassuming two story building of tortured stone with a discreet balcony facing the plaza. The building was completed by the spanish in the mid 18th Century. As we entered from the Plaza de Armas, we were obliged to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I didn't need to spend too long in this building, but it was well worth the visit just to see the beautiful architecture and the José Clemente Orozco murals. He's one of Mexico's most famous painters, so it's a part of history that I had witness, considering I had walked by the building so many times before. I would go... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was totally amazed by the architecture and layout of this building. My first thought was to buy it should I have the money. Its interior blew me away, perfectly decorated, including painting and several sculptures. Definitely a must visit!

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I envy the government employees who work in this building. The building has a lovely frontal facade and interior courtyards. The smaller courtyard is quiet, with a small fountain and several orange trees. The museum had some interesting exhibits on Mexican history, although all descriptions were in Spanish only. We thoroughly enjoyed the art exhibit of paintings by Georg Rauch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Government Palace is right on the central square of Guadalajara, 18th century building with 2+ centuries of adds-on, ramps, statuary, history and two of the most important frescoes of J.C.Orozco's, Jalisco's Native Son and internationally recognized master of the Mexican Muralist Movement of the 1930's, along with Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros. The Palace is open to the public and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I love Guadalajara...simply love it! The downtown area is beautiful with its cathedral, plazas and churches. Amidst all of this is the Palacio de Gobierno. This is a beautiful government building in its own right and it is the congressional building of the state. It has several mid sized courtyards, several levels and also holds a museum. The museum is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we got there later in the afternoon. It looked very simple from outside, but once you were inside, there were some surprises. I particularly enjoyed the giant mural When you walked up the staircase. It was striking and breathtaking. You walked through different chambers and through the courtyard. Some areas were preserved as the old days, some were used for... More 

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Additional Information about Palacio de Gobierno

Address: Address: Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 3 668 18 08
Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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