This neoclassical building, declared part of the world's heritage, was built at the end of the 18th century and inaugurated in 1810. Until 1980 it was the Casa de la Misericordia (House of Mercy) for orphans. The main hall, now the Capilla Clementina, was decorated in 1938 by the celebrated muralist José Clemente Orozco. His stirring masterpiece, "El Hombre de Fuego" (Man of Fire) can be found in the vault. Today the Institute's 23 courtyards and 106 rooms house the permanent collection by Orozco and other artists, as well as temporary exhibitions. For a stunning view of the Institute, stand at the edge of the water mirror — in the Plaza Tapatía — and look towards the back of the building. The Ballet Folklórico de Jalisco performs here Wednesdays at 8:30pm. There is also a gift shop.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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- Nearest Train: San Juan de Dios