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Instituto Cultural Cabañas
Hospicio Cabañas

Hospicio #8, Zona Centro
Guadalajara Mexico

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1805
  Finished1845
Floor Count5
Floor Area23,447 m²
Building Uses
 - education
 - library
 - monument
 - museum
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - church
 - other
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - steel
 - stone
 - marble


Description
Architect: Manuel Tolsá (1805) , Manuel Gomez Ibarra (1845) , Carlos Flores Marini (1982)
Originally designed for orphanage house, begins to function in 1810 with the name "La casa de la Misericordia", when the Independence war began was occupied by the Spanish army & Independentist army, in 1829 was recover their original function & was finished in 1845, in 1937 José Clemente Orozco paints their great muralist works, in 1983 was created the Instituto Cultural Cabañas to use this building as a Cultural Center, 1997 was declared by the UNESCO as "World Heritage Site", in 1998 begin functions as a cultural center

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