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Centro Cultural El Refugio

Calle Donato Guerra 160 | Col. Tlaquepaque Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
562 7036
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Rich in HIstory is an understatement.

Founded by the Catholic Bishop of Guadalajara in the early 19th Century, this palace for housing... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Franz K
A cultural center in a one-time insane asylum

This is an old building of courtyards and small rooms that once housed patients.It's currently used... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Cynthia C
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Calle Donato Guerra 160 | Col. Tlaquepaque Centro, Tlaquepaque 45500, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 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...More

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...More

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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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The place is old and has a lot of history, yet there are many things lacking, such as clean and equipped bathrooms, a decent souvenir store and descriptive signs so you can read and know what you are seeing without the help of a tour...More

Thank Christian P
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Explore every arm of the cruciform public spaces surrounding the Cathedral to discover local history and culture.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

First time to Guadalajara so we (co-worker and I) stopped by this area as it had a lot of history to it. There really wasn't too much to see at this place other than walk around the monument for a few minutes. It was very...More

Thank Don H
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Be sure to visit downtown Guadalajara. Walk and enjoy all the beautiful culture and architecture. There are lots of buildings to see and I am sure we missed a few. This was a pretty plaza for sure.

Thank SpikerFamily
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This view pertains only to the ceramic museum that is housed adjacent to El Refugio. Every year for 40 or so years the Center holds a completion for ceramic artists from around Mexico. The museum houses many of the award winners from this competition. The...More

1  Thank packedandready2go
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Gates are open for special events. Ancient trees line the street. Bathrooms have been updated. Nice Reno.

1  Thank Katherine S
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, a must see to understand the history of Guadalajara and its surroundings. I recommend the free guided tour. I believe it's free on Tuesdays

Thank Isabel R
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