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Palacio De Gobierno - Historical Building Guadalajara - Mexico

The fire-and-brimstone visions of hell on earth painted by Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco are why visitors duck into the Palacio de Gobierno (seat of the Jalisco state government) and head to the stairs. There, whipping up an inferno of frenzy, is Miguel Hidalgo, the Catholic priest who issued the rallying cry for Mexican independence in 1810. This is no straightforward portrait, however, and the idolized mega priest is surrounded by Nazis and other wretches. More Orozco murals are in the congressional chamber; check out the palace's circa-1774 Baroque façade, too.


Corona 31, Col. Centro, Guadalajara (The Palacio de Gobierno is on Avenida Corona, between Morelos and Moreno, and east of Plaza de Armas. The entrance is on Avenida Corona.)

Guadalajara, Mexico

Historical Building Types:
Site of historic significance

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Other places to go around here: Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Teatro Degollado.

Contact Information:
Zip: 44100
Phone: (52) (33) 3668-1800

Here are other activities in and around Guadalajara that may be of interest: Guadalajara's Catedral (cathedral),

24 Apr 2010

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