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Palacio de Gobierno, Guadalajara

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Visit Guadalajara's historic building, Palacio de Gobierno. Built in 1774, the palace houses the state government, though remains open to the public. Admire the ornate Baroque facade, decorated with gold Huentitan stonework, arches, and columns. Enter the iconic building to see Jose Clemente Orozco's murals sprawled across the first two floors, and visit the room where Miguel Hidalgo issued the decree to abolish slavery in 1810. For Palacio de Gobierno and beyond, use our Guadalajara trip builder to get the most from your Guadalajara vacation.
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  • The Orozco murals in the stairway and in the former Congress Hall are incredible. Take your time to study the murals carefully as they are full of interesting historical details. The stairway mural is...  more »
  • The exhibits rotate--we saw Mexican ceramics. The mural by Orozco is dark, even for period--disturbing really, but not to be missed. Admission is free. 
  • Dentro de las tradiciones mas arraigadas de México estan los murales y estos se pueden disfrutar en todo su esplendor dentro de este edificio de Gobierno. Es espectacular ver a Don Miguel Hidalgo y Co...  more »
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  • Told the history of Jalisco state, the history of the palace building itself, and there was a small section on agave and tequila. Totally free. You can also check out the well-done murals on the ceiling of the stairwell and in the congressional assembly room upstairs. Only down side for foreigners is that it is only in Spanish.
  • In order to appreciate the main mural correctly, you must: walk 3/4 up the main stairs without looking up, then turn your head towards the ceiling, then open your eyes. It's really easy to miss on the greatness of this mural by just "looking at it" as you walk upstairs.
  • This beautiful palace has been just renewed with a very nice museum about Guadalajara. I do recommend the museum. But there is nothing like Orozco's paintings upper the main stairs. This is a must see in Guadalajara! Bravo Maestro!
  • Hermosa edificación y el mural de Hidalgo esta genial
  • Una obra la maestra de ingeniería histórica.