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Guadalajara in Municipality of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

Cabañas Cultural Institute

 
 
Cabañas Cultural Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
1. Cabañas Cultural Institute Marker
Inscription.
Instituto Cultural Cabañas
Conocido como Hospicio Cabañas, fue construido para albergar a los huérfanos y desamparados en el siglo XIX; tiene un estilo neoclásico obra de Manuel Tolsá; cuenta con 23 pateos y 106 habitaciones. A principios del siglo XX, José Clemente Orozco pintó varios murales en su interior, siendo el más reconocido “El hombre de fuego”.

English:
Cabañas Cultural Institute
This complex was built in the 19th century to shelter orphans and homeless persons. Its neoclassical architecture, the work of Manuel Tolsá, features 23 courtyards and 106 rooms. In the early 20th century, José Clemente Orozco painted a number of murals on its main chapel interior walls being his masterpiece “El Hombre de Fuego” (Man of Fire) is the most famous.
 
Erected by Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 20° 40.631′ N, 103° 20.299′ W. Marker is in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Municipality of Guadalajara. Marker is on Paseo Monosabios just south of Avenida República, on the left when traveling
An additional marker at the Cabañas Cultural Institute image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
2. An additional marker at the Cabañas Cultural Institute
This additional marker is to the right just after entering the Institute. It reads:

Dio principio la construcción de este Hospicio o Casa de Misericordia, el año de 1801, bajo proyecto del Arq. Manuel Tolsá.
Instituto Jalisciense de Antropología e Historia.
H. Ayuntamiento 1968-1970 I.N.A.H.


English translation:
The construction of this Hospice or House of Mercy began in 1801, under the direction of the architect Manuel Tolsá.
Jalisco Institute of Anthropology and History
The Honorable City Council and INAH
south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guadalajara, Jalisco 44360, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Naming of the City of Guadalajara (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); In Memory of Mexican Tourists Killed in Egypt (approx. half a kilometer away); Beatriz Hernández (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Temple of Saint Mary of Grace (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Church of San Miguel (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The First City Councils of Guadalajara (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); House of Pedro Gómez Maraver (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Convent of Saint Mary of Grace (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guadalajara.
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
Cabañas Cultural Institute and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
3. Cabañas Cultural Institute and Marker
The marker is to the left in this view, just in front of the first banner on the left.
Orozco's "Man of Fire" mural at the Cabañas Cultural Institute image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
4. Orozco's "Man of Fire" mural at the Cabañas Cultural Institute
The amazing feature of the mural is that it is painted on a dome. The head and feet of the 'man of fire' are actually at the same height, with the figure's thigh roughly in the middle of the dome. It is a masterpiece of perspective.
A different view of the "Man of Fire" mural and other murals at the Hospicio Cabañas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
5. A different view of the "Man of Fire" mural and other murals at the Hospicio Cabañas
A mural of Hernán Cortez at the Hospicio Cabañas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
6. A mural of Hernán Cortez at the Hospicio Cabañas
A mural depicting the industrialization of war at the Hospicio Cabañas image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
7. A mural depicting the industrialization of war at the Hospicio Cabañas
A view of the Hospicio Cabañas from an interior courtyard image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
8. A view of the Hospicio Cabañas from an interior courtyard
A UNESCO World Heritage Site marker for the Hospicio Cabañas from December 1997 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
9. A UNESCO World Heritage Site marker for the Hospicio Cabañas from December 1997
This marker is mounted to a wall in the interior of the Hospicio Cabañas, near the entrance.
A nearby statue of José Clemente Orozco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
10. A nearby statue of José Clemente Orozco
This statue is on the west side of the park surrounding the Rotunda of the Illustrious of Jalisco (la Rotunda de Ilustres Jalisciences).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   10. submitted on May 7, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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