Don't miss a chance to visit one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes in the Americas.
Erected at the turn of the 19th century, this imposing building housed what used to be the most populated hospice in Mexico for more than 100 years. Based on designs by renowned architect Manuel Tolsa, who was also the primary urban planner for modern Mexico City, the Instituto Cultural Cabañas is a tranquil epicenter in busy downtown Guadalajara.
It has large gallery spaces where the city's annual Cultural Festival takes place, but the real draw here are the massive murals painted by Jose Clemente Orozco, especially "Man of Fire," his masterpiece which crowns the cupola. No matter how many times you visit, you'll find something new in Orozco's works. Contemplate his art in the almost complete silence of the center, which UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site. The institute is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.