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Instituto Cultural Cabanas

Calle Paseo Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
+52 33 3617 6734
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Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.
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Calle Paseo Hospicio 8 | Colonia Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
+52 33 3617 6734
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

This was my favorite attraction in the city. The murals were simply breathtaking. I thought that they had been retouched but I overheard a guide saying that they were still vivid because of some kind of preservation process used by the artist. There were benches...More

2  Thank wandering_wishing
Reviewed 3 April 2015

I was not sure what to expect, but I liked the old Spanish architecture with all the lovely courtyards. Inside the buildings were paintings and drawings - worth any art lovers attention. Also, there was a show (art and design) on the 1968 Olympics in...More

Thank GalvestonJT
Reviewed 24 March 2015

the paintings in the Cabanas are absolutely astounding. It is is a must see. Unfortunately no English guide material so if you can hire an English guide it would be worth it,

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 13 March 2015

It's a great and full of history place that no one should miss, they got guided tours, and you can also watch independent films or from international festival when there's a festival. It's great.

Thank Madera_Cafe
Reviewed 13 March 2015

This complex is probably the most interesting attraction in Guadalajara for those who like art. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century by the Archbishop Cabañas as a shelter for orphans, old people and invalids. It remained in activity until 1972, when...More

1  Thank Marco_Polo499
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Go on a Tuesday - its free! The murals are almost worth the 70 pesos but the rest of the museum's art was very disappointing to me. I guess conceptual modern art is not my thing. The building itself and grounds are beautiful. Im surprised...More

Thank canadiangypsy2015
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Very amazing place with spectacular artwork. The ceiling had artwork painted on them in the 1920's and was breathtaking.

Thank Vic K
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The cost for seniors was 70 pesos for two. The Orozco murals were impressive and exemplary of the history of Mexico since the invasion by Cortes in the 16th Century. Other exhibits by local artists and photographers were fascinating. The many rooms and open spaces...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 19 February 2015

If you are in Guadalajara's down town, this sis a place for you to go. The history and powerful cultural influence in Jalisco's cultural sphere is a must for those wanting to connect with the city's milestones

1  Thank claudio_albarran
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Full of history and fantastic architecture. This was an actual orphanige for many years. I have a relative that actually lived here for years and she tell us amazing stories about the nuns who cares for children.

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Response from claudio_albarran | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Central. There is a $70 MXP fee, however on Tuesdays, there is no cost. This is their official webpage: hospiciocabanas.jalisco.gob.mx