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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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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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Interesting little detour attraction

This isn't a place you'd spend a lot of time, but it's definitely a stop you should make while exploring Guadalajara. The Orozco mural of Hidalgo is breathtaking. I will never... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This isn't a place you'd spend a lot of time, but it's definitely a stop you should make while exploring Guadalajara. The Orozco mural of Hidalgo is breathtaking. I will never forget the first time I walked in and saw it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you go to this attraction for only one reason, it is worth your time. See the very famous Diego Rivera mural that is painted around the main stairway between the first and second floor. It depicts Father Miguel Hidalgo looking down on the horrors that his revolution have brought to Mexico. Try to determine what he is thinking from... More 

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guadalajara, mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Since I was married to a politician, I have seen many insides of government buildings. This one is nothing to write home about. For a GDL visitor, I would only stop by here if I were OCD about checking off another government stop on a list. GDL has much more to offer the the house of the corrupt!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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Portland, Oregon
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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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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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Vancouver
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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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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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