Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara (1997)
Mexico

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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. 

Mexico 1983. Birth centenary of José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949). Self-portrait.

Mexico 1971. Air post stamp. Mural by Orozco.

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. 

There are no Mexican stamps of the Hospicio Cabanas, but I have found one stamp depicting

  • Mexico 1983. Birth centenary of José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949). Self-portrait. 

  • Mexico 1971. Air post stamp. Mural by Orozco. 

Other World Heritage sites in Mexico (on this website). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Mexico-section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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