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. Plan your Instituto Cultural Cabanas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Guadalajara using our Guadalajara trip planner.
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  • I spent great big with that great photos and great moments, great place to go
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  • It is worth much, exhibitions are interesting, the place is amazing and the room "If I were Orozco" is great fun thanks to the Guide Lupillo!
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  • It is a small place but you can find beautiful paintings. If you are mexican, you´ll enjoy that some paintings are on your textbooks from school :)  more »
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  • Interesting place. It’s definitely worth visiting, with amazing wall and ceiling paintings.
  • Just unbelievable Great cultural Place. 143yrs ago Orozco was born today Nov-23rd
  • For $3 USD it is absolutely worth visiting this beautiful and historic building. Exhibits are mostly art and mostly in Spanish, but even just walking around this place is worth the entry fee.
  • 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.

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