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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a must-go place when you visit Guadalajara. This institute has a lot of history and it is an iconic building. You can walk around the different rooms and discover the great murals of Jose Clem...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The Hospicio Cabañas is a place to know, has a beautiful architecture, divine murals, is in a very nice garden, they have Cafe
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  • August 14, 2017
    It a placa you "must visit" while you're in Guadalajara! Orozco's paintings are amazing and tridemensionals!  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    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.
  • March 8, 2017
    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.
  • November 21, 2016
    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!
  • December 18, 2016
    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.
  • October 20, 2016
    What a beautiful piece of Guadalajara. Great arquitecture and art! Absolutely worth a visit! There's a little Cafe too!

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If you want proximity to historical attractions and convenient access to public transport, you'll be able to find something to suit any budget downtown, with the central thoroughfare of Avenida Juarez offering perhaps the widest range of options. Slightly southwest of the center, the neighborhood of Ciudad del Sol also offers a good selection of budget-friendly options, while in the southeast, Tlaquepaque--formerly a city in its own right--features some fancier hotels in a more relaxed setting.
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