Cabañas Cultural Institute

Exterior view of Cabañas Cultural Institute, Hotel Guadalajara

The Hospicio Cabañas is a neoclassical building, emblematic of the Mexican city of Guadalajara. It served as a home for orphans from 1810 to 1980. Inside are some of the most important murals of José Clemente Orozco. It was declared in 1997 a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Following the death of Cabañas in 1823, construction continued until 1829. Although it served for a time as barracks in the mid-19th century, the hospital lasted well into the 20th century and continued to function until 1980, when the Cabañas Cultural Institute, with affiliated schools for arts and crafts, moved in. The highlight of the interior decoration is a series of monumental frescoes by José Clemente Orozco, including one of his most famed creations, the allegory of The Man of Fire.

Calle Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jal. Guadalajara México