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Address: Calle Paseo Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 33 36176734
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Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous...

Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.

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Guided tour of the Instituto Cultural Cabanas

This large building is amazing and it is especially enjoyable with a guide to explain the vivid Jose Clemente Orosco frescoes in the entry. We learned much about the struggle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This large building is amazing and it is especially enjoyable with a guide to explain the vivid Jose Clemente Orosco frescoes in the entry. We learned much about the struggle of the Mexican people's and this artist is amazing. The dome has the flaming or burning man who is ultimately free from the world through fire. Our guide took us... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has a Painting Gallery, it most impressive and most known is a Painting called "The Man on Fire", this place is located in Plaza Tapatia (This is how the people Born in the Guadalajara city call them selves "Tapatios" around this area is a big walking area, with shopping malls and a Big Jewelry Shopping mall where you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not a mural person but the incredible murals by Orozco should not be missed in this historic building. Make sure you also see the one in the Governor's building which is close by. There are free English "tours" every hour. We just missed one when we entered but then took one just because it was available. Really, don't come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The building has amazing architectures, and great murals inside. Worth taking the 25 free guided tour of the murals by Orozco. Mondays its closed. and Sundays is free for locals. Out of that the building and some of the rooms need more maintenance and purpose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful and it surrounds several courtyards within its walls. This was once used as an orphange. The nice manager will gladly show you pictures from days past if you ask. The interior has several impressive murals by Orozco. Many of the rooms in this huge building are also utilized as museums with nice collections. Some have paintings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place that is definitely worth the visit. Well kept and clean. Keep a look out for sculptures! FREE on Tuesdays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It offers you a clear colonial experience and it helps you understand the history of Guadalajara. If you are a foreigner, I would suggest to go with a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building has an amazing history! Amongst many expositions, you will be facinated with Orozco's art and with the fun exposition about his life, inspirations and art. It is great for kids! The building has been well maintained! As a international tourist you will pay a little more on the ticket, but its really worth it! Enjoy!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highlight of Guadalajara for me, absolutely loved the hall of murals - spectacular. Other exhibits were very enjoyable as well...interesting building...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place that used to be an orphanage. Very nice and open. Our tour guide, Ruben was very good; he even signed our passes so we could come back the next day to complete the tour as we came an hour before closing. The best part is the black coffee gallery (follow the arrows). I ordered the black... More 

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