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Address: Calle Paseo Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 33 3617 6734
10:00 - 18:00
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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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Beautiful Building for Fabulous Orozco Murals and Exhibits

Visiting this attraction has been the highlight of our trip to Guadalajara. The Instituto has exquisite Orozco murals. Additionally, we were fortunate to see a powerful exhibit... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
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Austin, Texas, USA
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Visiting this attraction has been the highlight of our trip to Guadalajara. The Instituto has exquisite Orozco murals. Additionally, we were fortunate to see a powerful exhibit about Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. He specialized in designing museums all over the world but was immensely talented and a visionary. He not only designed museums like the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City... More 

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Jalisco, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The building is 200 years old, the changing exhibit we saw was of a famous Mexican architect *that as gringos we had never heard of - Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. The highlight of the interior chapel is a series of monumental frescoes by José Clemente Orozco. In the center of the chapel is his most important work here called "The Man... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

The whole thing about Hospicio Cabanas is its origin and the mural in the main chapel, which is much more worthy visiting than its current state of a museum. The mural is really breath-taking. Go for it, art and history lovers!

Thank FengYJ
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Hospicio is the beautiful building that is at the end of the corredor downtown. It is a paying museum and if you are going to take pictures they also charge you a picture fee. But it is a beautiful quiet place to visit ...I love going there..they have a book store also that has some pretty nice books on... More 

Thank MercyinMexico
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is the most important building in Guadalajara. Not only for the architecture, but for its contents. Originally founded as a house of mercy for the orphans and homeless. During the 1800 for many years was an orphanage. Presently a cultural center. What makes it so important are de murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the three famous Mexican... More 

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Honestly it was very interesting at first but then the guide started talking and it got a bit boring. I don't think it's worth the $75 pesos. I got in with a cousin that lived in Guadalajara so got a better rate. I would probably go if your a tourist visiting for the first time the city, otherwise just skip... More 

Thank Lizrome23
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Cultural Institute Cabañas), named after Juan Ruiz del Cabañas) is now adays an organization in charge of the conservation, investigation and popularization of the work of the famous painter and muralist José Clemente Orozco. It had previously many functions such as hospital hence the old name Hospicio Cabañas. It was founded in 1791 by the Bishop... More 

Thank rudygdl
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

A great architectural site, Multiple rooms for displays. Has one of the most dramatic murals of Orozco on the ceiling . Multicultural event are held often. Art is on display constantly. Tuesdays are free to enter. Cost on other days may seem expensive, but worth it. The plaza in front of the building is also interesting. You will be in... More 

Thank jimcoz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Murals telling the story of Mexico before the Spanish colonization - amazing and beautiful! A Must-Do in GDL.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

A magnificent building, full of history and legends. I recommend you to pay the camera fee at the entrance, the photos worth it. Wait for a guide and the experience will be way better. The tourist guides are awesome, adults and kids enjoy the legends and explanations. The book store has many books and souvenirs. Free access on tuesday!

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