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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
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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Beautiful Murals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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brecon
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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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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a wonderful building and worth a quick visit to see the outstanding and poignant murals! It also has a wonderful historical chamber where documents pertsining to the independence of Mexico were signed.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We came from the backside, started our walk from Hospicio Cabanas and as we turned the corner towards the front of Palacio de Gobierno, we were met with this marvelous architecture. An impressive piece of architecture. We can only say..WOW!. With the extensive spaces around it, you can easily choose different angles from where you can shoot a good image... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are spectacular murals at the Palacio de Gobierno. There is also an exhibit that provides some insight to the urban planning of the center of the old part of Guadalajara which is fascinating. For those doing business, it provides some insight as to how the culture of people from Jalisco differs to that of other parts of Mexico

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like murals, this is the place. You get a sense of Mexican history by gazing at Orozco's large murals in the stairway and in the courtroom. The courtyards are lovely, and the benches are a good spot to prop up your feet for a rest. And it's all free! Good to remember that there are nice bathrooms here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The stairs and the old congress chamber both hold panels by Orozco - this completes the trip with the ones in the Rectoria de la Universidad and the man display in Instituto las Cabañas.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This palace is located in the centro, so since you will be there anyway, it is worth stopping in to take a look. We were there on a beautiful day and it was very scenic and a great place to take pictures on their large and spacious upper balcony/floor. The main attraction is the large mural painted on the ceiling... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were recommended to visit the palacio de gobierno and did so without much expectations. The museum on the history of the city is very well done, and kids friendly. The bulding itself is very nice. The Orozco mural is shocking and breathtaking (as Orozco often is)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Free entrance to the building There are some Orozco murals. You will have a quick picture-taking experience and off you go.

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