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“Mystical place”

Centro Cultural El Refugio
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Tlaquepaque
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This used to be a psychiatric hospital there is a night drama/terror play that explains what used to happen there. This is a very recommended tour to take but this is only in Spanish but I think anyone can understand by only watching the play. It is scary but really good.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

How lovely to see people sit in the shade around this rotunda that was built to honor those who contributed to society. From workers, insurgents, and intellectuals, it was refreshing to see this monument. Only two women were part of the statues.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Founded by the Catholic Bishop of Guadalajara in the early 19th Century, this palace for housing and raising local orphans covered acres of land, with fountains and magnificent multiple courtyards.
It is now home to revolving art exhibits from around the world, concerts, the Jalisco Ballet several times a year and the most important 'exhibit' the Frescoes of Clemente Orozco - one of the greatest Mexican muralists.

The former chapel and dormitory are covered in some 54 massive frescoes which depict the history of Mexico and the vision of the artist for the future and purpose of humankind.

Admission is almost free, and free one day a week.
It is at the end of the main pedestrian mall in Guad and the whole mall including the Cathedral and the Degollado Theatre deserve a visit as you amble.

1  Thank Franz K
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is an old building of courtyards and small rooms that once housed patients.It's currently used for temporary cultural exhibits and events, which rotate through. When we were there, they had an exhibit of ceramic nativity scenes set up in many of the rooms. These were beautiful and well worth seeing. A student volunteer guided us through it. The cultural center shares this city block with the incredible Museo Premio Nacional de la Cerámica Panteleón Panduro, so you can easily see both at the same time.

Thank Cynthia C
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

A remarkably gorgeous building which we always enjoy. The rotating art exhibitions are lovely, and walking through this very statuesque building with Canterra stone pillars is so elegant.

Thank casaecuador
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