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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  • You admire its architecture and paintings of José clemente Orozco. Major exhibitions of paintings and photography
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  • The Hospicio Cabanas was built in the early 1800s and completed around 1810. It is located at the far east end of approximately 9 blocks of plazas. This building is huge and it is easy to spend severa...  more »
  • Very nice cultural centre, lots of history and amazing murals, recommended that the visit be a guide (there are always in place) to avoid losing the history behind the hospicio Cabañas
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  • 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.
  • Great architecture here and the best murals in the state. This is a must see.
  • What a beautiful piece of Guadalajara. Great arquitecture and art! Absolutely worth a visit! There's a little Cafe too!