We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palacio de Gobierno

Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
3 668 18 08
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Write a Review

110 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    60
    41
    6
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Zeeland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A recent visit to Guadalajara led us to Liberation Square where we were able to tour many plazas and buildings. The Palacio is the capital building for the state. Unlike in the US, this building had easy access with no security checks. The architecture was beautiful as well as several ceiling paintings. Our hosts in Mexico gave us a brief... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Check out the Orozco Murals, and not just the one in the stair well, but in the assembly. There were also some great paintings of the different governors

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

a nice building with lots of history, nice mural paintings, the only downside is that its filled with lots of corrupt politicians.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Barriles, Mexico
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Idaho
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Luis Obispo
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palacio de Gobierno also viewed

Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
 
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
Guadalajara, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area
 

Been to Palacio de Gobierno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Palacio de Gobierno, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing