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Palacio de Gobierno

Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #11 of 113 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Palacio de Gobierno, located in the heart of Guadalajara, is a short walk from the Catedral de Guadalajara and should not be missed. The gorgeous colonial architecture features two murals by José Clemente Orozco and a newly added regional history museum with exhibits on the original inhabitants and environment of Jalisco as well as one of the state's main... More

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Guadalajara
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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