Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara

#1 of 75 in Museums in Jalisco
Must see · World heritage site · Specialty Museum · Museum
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. Plan your Instituto Cultural Cabanas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Guadalajara using our Guadalajara trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Instituto Cultural Cabanas
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Instituto Cultural Cabanas reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,515 reviews
  • This is a HUGE facility and you could spend all day .... or just an hour or two. If asked, some members of the staff are happy to give free tours and commentary (in Engilsh, too). We connected...  more »
  • This historic site opened in 1810 as Casa de la Caridad y la Misericordia. Over the years this 538’ x 476’ complex has been an orphanage, a military barracks and is now dedicated to disseminating the....  more »
  • Perfect place to spend an afternoon in Guadalajara looking through diverse exhibitions and wandering around the beautiful buildings. Don't miss the murals in the chapel, they're stunning!
  • Amazing, it is very well kept, with sad and joyful stories, the Orozco's and it's perspective it's awesome. The people very nice, and the guide that lead us even wrote a book of it.

Plan your trip to Guadalajara

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.