Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

An 18th century hospital complex founded by a bishop, the Hospicio Cabañas was a place of refuge for orphans and the poor. It also served as a hospital. Located in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, this place is full of history and Spanish architecture. The design of this complex ensures there are spacious passageways and open spaces with natural lighting that promote healing of its residents. You can read more about this UNESCO World Heritage site here.

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                                   (Hospicio Cabanas in the background)

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   (Spanish/Greek architecture in the surrounding Teatro Degollado)

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      (The Palacio de Gobierno museum building next to the Hospicio)

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    (spacious hallway for better airflow and free movement)

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           (interesting chairs outside the entrance)

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                                                    (outside the entrance)

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(Leaders of European countries had visited the Hospicio for a big event, their names are now displayed on the walls)

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                                (The bishop with the orphans)

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                                   (open spaces inside the complex)

hospicio map

                                    (Hospicio Area Map)


Items: A visit to Hospicio Cabañas.

Price: Entry ticket is 70 pesos or around ₹325.

Location: Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (see map above)

Telephone: +52 33 3942 1200

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm. Mondays closed.

Type: Historical/Architecture/Tourist

How to get there: Drive or take a taxi.

Language: Mostly Spanish speaking, but you will meet guides and ticket officers who speak English.

Also visit: Guadalajara Cathedral, Teatro Degollado, Palacio de Gobierno


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