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Palacio de Gobierno

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A great building, but the murals are worth the time

The facade is a riot of plateresque stonework, and very impressive. The enormous mural on the main... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith P
Catch the great murals.

The place is impecable in its condition as a historic site. And enjoy the murals by Clemente Orozco... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This 18th-century government building, which served as the headquarters of the Juarez administration in 1858, contains a number of the famous murals by Jose Clemente Orozco.
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Avenida Corona | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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All reviews orozco murals the congress miguel hidalgo state government two story spanish rule main stairs world history grand staircase open to the public nice building clean restrooms beautiful murals historical information interesting museum free entrance worth a visit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facade is a riot of plateresque stonework, and very impressive. The enormous mural on the main staircase depicts Hidalgo ending slavery in Mexico in 1810. It is one of his most iconic works, and while it did not strike me a particularly beautiful, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is impecable in its condition as a historic site. And enjoy the murals by Clemente Orozco who equals Diego Rivera on murals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ordinaire3051
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Whenever I have visitors we always go to the Palacio de Gobierno to see where Mexican history was made and to see the wonderful Orozco mural of Hidalgo freeing Mexico from Spanish rule. This historic seventeenth century building is still being used for the purpose...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank windsorcottage
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The murals on the interior particularly of Hidalgo are absolutely incredible and motivate one to research the history. The architecture is jaw dropping. We absolutely adored the journey through this magnificent destination.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The palace doesn't stand out so much in the city center, since there are many beautiful buildings around, but it's still worth checking out. More importantly, it's absolutely worth going in and looking at the two murals inside. One of them is truly impressive in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 823jorgev
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The government palace of Guadalajara is a mix of several architectural styles and houses a great little museum / exhibit explaining the origins of the city and showing overhead maps of where things used to be and where they are now. Upstairs is a mural...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DanPatman78
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This building flanked by an impressive square was build already in 160 but had to be rebuild in the last decades of Spanish rule following the earthquake. Artistically the main clam to glory are fabulous murals of Jose Clemente Orozco, but the place also has...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Gorgeous building inside and out. Great paintings by Jose Clemente Orozco. Do not miss it! Hopefully there will be a docent who can explain the meaning behind the stunning paintings when you go. Learning about the art made for a wonderful experience for us.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ConsueloG361
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Inside is a large courtyard surrounded by two story’s of neoclassical arches. Very quiet inside, free when I went on a Sunday. Grand granite staircase with very revolutionary painting above depicting many world calamities like the rise of Stalin, Hitler, and others being held at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank inov8or
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A great little visit to this place is worth it to see Orozco's famous mural of Hidalgo. Don't miss this place! It is free and easy to access. Plus there are free clean public restrooms here. This was our go to place for many reasons!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TGlobalFresno
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