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Guadalajara

Pictures by QT Luong

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Guadalajara, the second largest city in the country (pop 3,5 million) is considered its most typically Mexican, with contributions to Mexican culture such as the sombrero hat, mariachi music, and tequila. Also known as "La Perla de Occidente" (Perl of the West), the city is beautiful and spacious. Its heart is the area around the massive cathedral finished in 1618. The cathedral is surrounded by four beautiful plazas with historical buildings, and there is linked to the Hospicio de Cabanas by the lively kilometer long Plaza Tapatia.

The Hospicio Cabanas, built at beginning of the 19th century to provide care and shelter for the disadvantaged and the weak. This remarkable complex 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 series of murals by Jose Clemente Orozco, which is now considered one of the masterpieces of Mexican art. The Hospicio Cabanas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Cathedral at dawn. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Presidencial Municipal (city hall) at dawn. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Interior of the Cathedral. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Entrance courtyard of Hospicios de Cabanas framed by an arch. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Dome of the chapel of Hospicios de Cabanas featuring The Man of Fire by Jose Clemente Orozco. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Main courtyard inside Hospicios de Cabanas. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Historic Hotel Frances. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Crowds on Plaza Tapatia. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Plaza de los Laureles, planted with laurels, and Cathedral. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Street crossing and Cathedral, late afternoon. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Teatro Degollado. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Stairway ceiling with portrait of angry Miguel Hidalgo by  Jose Clemente Orozco. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Multicolored drinks offered on a street stand. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Three little girls in school uniform eating snack. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Man with sombrero hat surrounded by  two women. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Fountain on Plazza de los Laureles and Cathedral by night. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Plaza Tapatia at night with Hospicio Cabanas reflected in basin. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Plaza de la Liberacion with fountain and Cathedral by night. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Children playing with ballons behind the Cathedral on  Plaza de la Liberacion. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color) Palacio del Gobernio (government palace) at night. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ( color)
There are 20 color pictures on this page out of 63 color pictures of Guadalajara.

Themes: Hospicio Cabanas

Places: Jalisco, Mexico