Cabañas Museum


Like any other public building the Cabañas was affected throughout the history (it was a troops headquarter, a jail) but it always went back to the original calling. In 1980 the children in the precinct were moved to new facilities and three years later, the Cabañas Cultural Institute was turned into a center to promote culture and arts.

The Cabañas fundamental vocation is the research, preserve and diffusion of its 3 collections, two of which are within the most important of the country: the one of Jose Clemente Orozco and of the German artist Mathias Goeritz. The Orozco collection, considered the biggest public collection of the artist, is comprised by more than 300 works in paper support and 10 pyroxylis. The third collection is of Roberto Montenegro (Folk Art).

In the interior, the building has 23 courts, its major chapel and to end of the building the second chapel stands out, of major sobriety that the first one, and that used to be the Hospice refectory, named Tolsá in honor to the Spanish architect. All this was determinant that in December, 1997 the UNESCO declared Hospicio Cabañas part of the World Heritage. Since March, 2003 the museum is registered to the International Council of Museums (ICOM).


Cabañas 8, esquina con Plaza Tapatía, Col. La Perla, C.P. 44360, Guadalajara, Jalisco


From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
$45 turismo nacional con identificación; $20 estudiantes y maestros con credencial vigente, así como niños menores de 12 años y adultos mayores con credencial del INSEN; martes entrada libre general. Permanecerá cerrado 25 de diciembre y 01 de enero.




Guide visits | Contemporary art classes and workshop | Conferences | Concerts


Cecilia Wolf Madero
Tel. (33) 36681645 y 38182800 ext. 31642 y 31014


José Clemente Orozco Murals

December 12 2015 to December 31 2020

Ludic Hall of the Cabañas Cultural Institute

December 15 2015 to December 31 2020