Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara

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Named a World Heritage Site in 1997, Instituto Cultural Cabanas was built in the 19th-century as refuge for at-risk people. The building was unique at the time in its attempt to accommodate these people--from the handicapped to the orphaned. Designed to be on one level for ease of movement for its occupants, the complex was founded in 1791. Today you can wander the courtyards and corridors, taking in some of the finest examples of Mexican art in murals painted by José Clemente Orozco. Before you head to Guadalajara, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Guadalajara tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Guadalajara has to offer, including Instituto Cultural Cabanas.
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  • GO AGAIN? Yes. I recommend having an art guide to explain the murals. Interesting building, courtyards, and art. Plus, we had a conference banquet in one of the courtyards, with a Mariachi Band and Ba...  more »
  • Make sure you take a tour, they are free. They will explain things you would never see , unless you knew what to look for.  more »
  • Gorgeous architecture and amazing murals by Orozco make this such an exquisite site to visit. A powerful visual journey into Mexican history. A must see while in Guadalajara.  more »
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  • It has the most important murals of Mexico by José Clemente Orozco. The paintings are declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. There's an English and Spanish tour with explanations of the paintings. Additionally there are several interesting exhibitions.
  • The best part is the main building where the Orosco murals are. That is truly impressive. But the rest of the galleries were just ok. Nice to wander around though. Air conditioning in some galleries was too cold.
  • This museum was amazing! We went there on a Tuesday and admission was free. I'm not sure if it's free every Tuesday or if it was a one-time offer. I encourage anyone who visits to really take there time to explore the architecture and the many areas of art. I enjoyed the contemporary art the best!
  • The Orozco murals are one of the great art Treasures of the western world. The ceiling and Dome have been compared to Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Using Michelin's rating system, 3-stars, worthy of a journey.
  • What a beautiful piece of Guadalajara. Great arquitecture and art! Absolutely worth a visit! There's a little Cafe too!