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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Two Great Murals in This Municipal Building

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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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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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Calgary
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Government Palace is right on the central square of Guadalajara, 18th century building with 2+ centuries of adds-on, ramps, statuary, history and two of the most important frescoes of J.C.Orozco's, Jalisco's Native Son and internationally recognized master of the Mexican Muralist Movement of the 1930's, along with Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros. The Palace is open to the public and... More 

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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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