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Address: Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number: 3 668 18 08
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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It is located near the cathedral and is good for some pictures and that is about it. I dont think you are allowed to enter as a tourist

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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San Diego, CA, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this building with great expectations but there's not much to see inside. It is an old building, there are several policemen but none of them know anything about the building. Inside on the stairs there's a big painting of Hidalgo, nice painting but a little out of order, mixing periods of time and world history. There's a hall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is located near the cathedral and is good for some pictures and that is about it. I dont think you are allowed to enter as a tourist

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is no secret that Guadalajara has very beautiful spaces. This is one of them. The architecture is colonial and very worth a visit. What stands out are the mural paintings inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really historical monument, which is still active offering typical administrative services. If you have a guide, he will explain what the magnificent drawings mean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Palacio del Gobierno to see the famous Orozco murals. We were blown away by the murals. The colonial building is quite pleasant and cool on a hot day. Besides the Orozco mural, you can see some colonial furnishings, historical paintings and the government chambers. The entrance is free. Just walk in and look around or find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This was a great find in the city. We stopped by to see the famous Jose Clemente Orozco mural and asked if they had a tour guide. We had a wonderful tour (Spanish only) and learned so much about the history of Guadalajara and the Governors that lived here. The murals and their story are great and would not have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The architecture of this building is lovely. The surrounding area is quite pleasant for an afternoon stroll, with cafes and restaurants, benches where you can eat your lunch. The Tapio bus tours are very close.

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were walking by downtown and we saw this building which seems a bit intimidating with security outside but I asked if we could come inside, they warmly said yes. I'm glad I did. This place has wonderful architecture and amazing murals. When we went in Dec 2015 they also had an art exhibit which was nice to see. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is still a working building with some government offices there. I would recommend this for the historical value and information you get while touring this building.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This places was made with the fine detail of Mexican government Buildings. It is a beautiful place to see and admire. A lot of history is held here!

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