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“Great historic art museum!”

Instituto Cultural Cabanas
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Guadalajara City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 171 things to do in Guadalajara
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Owner description: Once an orphanage, this building now serves as a gallery of the famous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco.
tokyo
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great historic art museum!”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Lovely contemporary and modern art museum housed in a gorgeous old former hospital and orphanage. Had a great tour by a guide there named Ruben.

Visited October 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“Very well mantained historic building”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

You have to visit it and you can take a walk after that to the Palacio de Gobierno and the Cathedral.

Visited October 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Guadalajara's most impressive attarction”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The Hospicio Cabanas honestly took my breath away. The building and its history is impressive in itself,but the murals are something else. I have never seen anything like them before. Remarkable and a must visit for Guadalajara.

Visited September 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Lots to enjoy even if you're not wowed by the murals”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Visited mostly for the architecture and enjoyed the other modern and folk art exhibits lots more than the murals. Great layout and a peaceful space to visit. Some consider the murals a national treasure; others posit that they were allowed to be part of the endorsed revolution to keep the real revolution under wraps. The later view explains why such antiestablishment art could be in the main houses of government ... We thought they were more caricature, cartoon quality. Our local friends had to pay a small entrance fee but we tourists didn't, which seemed a change from the norm. Great selection but pricey giftshop. Took pics with our smartphones with the guards permission and no fee.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful and huge murals,,also the building. Nostalgy of the past.”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

You have to pay an extra fee to take pictures with your own cell phone or cam. Nice place with a lot of local history, but needs to get technology, videos, interactive activities, to make it a great museum.

Visited July 2013
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