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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 2013
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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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

. interesting building which is typical of Guadalajara... the ceiling mural is located here and the courtyards are pleasant.

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Los Barriles, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A must see are the Orozco murals both in the great stairwell and the Hall of Congress. Don't miss the view from the portrait room out over the Plaza de Armas.

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Idaho
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Enjoyed this little part of our vacation time... you just need to go and see it! There were several areas to this building such as the old congress hall as well as a museum...

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Las Vegas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Well worth a visit, not just for the murals but also for the rooms and the chamber. A surprising building that inside is very photogenic. Just a wonderful building to see and do not miss if you are in Guadalajara.

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San Luis Obispo
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The building is still in use today. Orozco's paintings in the stairwell and in the Congress are worth seeing, as his work is so full of passion. I loved the architecture of the building and the magnificent doors.

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San Francisco, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I've visited the palace twice, now, two years apart. The second time I saw the Orozco mural of Father Hidalgo was as stunning as the first time, even though I thought I had it etched in my mind. Looking up the stairwell at Hidalgo is absolutely breath-taking. If you only have time to see one thing on your trip to... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very well mantained with a museum that lets you get to know Guadalajara's history. The entrance is free.

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Kona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful archetecture and ecorative inside of the palace of the governor covered with beautiful murals on the walls. Though the building is surrounded with police with machine guns, it felt safe to tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Very nice tour through its rooms. It tells the history of Jalisco and Hidalgo. Mural from Orozco is impressive and very imponent. It is possible to see some of the scketches and pre-painting. Really good time.

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Mexico City
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

An interesting historical public building in the heart of the city. Take a glance, it won't hurt. The entrance is free and potos are permitted.

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