HOSPICIO CABANAS
HOSPICIO CABANAS

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Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

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Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

The Cabañas Cultural Institute has become an icon of the city of Guadalajara. It is a work of the famous architect Manuel Tolsá, who responded to a request from Bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas y Crespo. The beautiful neoclassical-style building was built in 1805 to house orphans, the elderly and the homeless and was inaugurated under the name "House of Mercy".

After many uses over time, in 1983 the property became the Cabañas Cultural Institute.

Its architecture is very notable, for the simplicity and harmony of its lines, as well as for the dimensions of the building. There are open spaces, the building is a simple one-storey design and the light and airiness of the building were intended to promote healing. In the early 20th century, José Clemente Orozco decorated the walls, vaults and dome with 53 frescos painted by José Clemente Orozco, who was one of Mexico’s leading muralists of the time. The art here is considered to be a masterpiece of Mexican art. Widely regarded as Orozco’s finest works, they depict pre-Hispanic Jalisco and the conquest, presented through dark, unnerving and distinctly modern images of fire, armor, broken chains, blood and prayer.

This complex features 23 courtyards and 126 rooms, 72 hallways and two chapels, in a total area of 23,447.90 m2. where various exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography, cinematography, etc. are held. It also has areas for teaching music, dance and theater. Conveniently placed benches allow you to lie down and inspect the works more easily.

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Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

MODERN CITY WITH DEEPLY ROOTED TRADITIONS

 

 

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