20 November 2013

Hospicio Cabanas

This is a large hospital complex that was built around 1800.  Except for a short time when it was used as a barracks, it functioned as a hospital and orphanage until 1980.  Now it's a museum and cultural center. There was an arts festival going on while we were there in one section.

It's mostly famous now for its frescoes done by Jose Orozco. It's a World Heritage Site now and it really is an amazing place.  Definitely one of my favorites in Guadalajara. It also rained hard while we were there which is very unusual for this time of year.  It was the perfect place to be because the building is so open but it has plenty of covered spaces.











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