Mexico - Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

"The Hospicio Cabañas was built at the beginning of the 19th century to provide care and shelter for the disadvantaged – orphans, old people, the handicapped and chronic invalids. This remarkable complex, which incorporates several unusual features designed specifically to meet the needs of its occupants, was unique for its time. It is also notable for the harmonious relationship between the open and built spaces, the simplicity of its design, and its size. In the early 20th century, the chapel was decorated with a superb series of murals, now considered some of the masterpieces of Mexican art. They are the work of José Clemente Orozco, one of the greatest Mexican muralists of the period." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Hospicio Cabanas is now housing Institute Cultural Canabas. Thanks to YL for mailing this postcard from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Postcard 2
"Man of Fire" by Jose Clemente Orozco at the center part of the Cupula of Hospicio Cabanas. Thanks to Nan of USA who visited Mexico.

Postcard 3
Day view. It is now Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Thanks to David of USA.

Postcard 4
Night view of the Cabanas which was built in Neoclassic style and inaugurated in 1810. Thanks to Liliana of USA.

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