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“Must see the murals at Instituto Cultural Cabanas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Calle Paseo Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
52 33 36176734
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Mexican Muralism Cultural Tour in Guadalajara
Ranked #1 of 172 things to do in Guadalajara
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Owner description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Must see the murals at Instituto Cultural Cabanas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Instituto Cultural Cababas has beautiful art of disturbing scenes. Recommended viewing is to lay on the benches to take in the ceiling murals. Then tour the galleries and courtyards for even more culturally important artworks. The architecture is also gorgeous.

Visited September 2012
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“Orozco's finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This one thing in Guadalajara you CANT miss. A guide (from the Instituto) will show you more than 10 books.

Visited December 2012
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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“ONE OF THE "MUST SEE" IN GUADALAJARA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Largest colonial building in Iberoamerica. Really well kept. Part of seeing downtown. It is really Majestic. Of course you will not see this only, you also need to see the theater, the market next to it, ans of course the Cathedral. You really should see it! and take some time to have a coffee or lunch/dinner on this part of town.

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“If you love art, museums & architecture - you will like this... otherwise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I found the murals to be interesting, very large and full of meaning (if only I knew what the meanings were behind each of them; I didn't take the time to read the pamphlet), however this site wouldn't be at the top of my 'most interesting things to do list'. It was nice to walk around the site and see the building's architecture as well. For those who like this type of thing, I suspect you won't be disappointed, for those thinking it's more than just a group of nice buildings with some cool murals in one of them... you may be disappointed; I'd still visit, as you can be in and out within 20 minuts or so, and as said, it is interesting. *I am not much for museums overall, so please take this into account when assessing my review :-)

Visited October 2012
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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“Huge expectations, disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you are an Orozo fan, this could be your paradise. However, as Guadlajara's only World Heritage Site, I expected more. It is a huge building with very interesting history. But now, what you are entering to look at are the Orozco's in the first hall and whatever exhibition is happening in the auxilary hall. You can walk around the whole place but the rest is just....a building. I was lucky that the auxilary had a great exhibit by a local artist, Rodo Padilla. Of course, you have to go see it but don't get your expectations up.

Visited August 2012
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