This is the Fountain of Minerva, Roman goddess of knowledge. Locals use to gather here to celebrate sports victories. It is also a nice picture spot.
Ask for La Fuente de la Minerva, or simply La Minerva. Everybody knows where it is.
Hospicio Cabañas - José Clemente Orozco mural's
In 1937 The government of Jalisco invited José Clemente Orozco to paint the old chapel, not knowing this project will later be considered his greatest and most significant work. The Painter, a Jalisco native, belonged to the group of post-revolutionary artists who, convinced that art had to be shared by people of all social levels, dedicated themselves to the creation of monumental works of art, always in public places.
The decoration of the Chapel took 2 years, painting 57 murals. The artist expressed dramatic human attitudes related to the Spanish Conquest, the colonization and modern life.
The most outstanding work of the proyect is "the man in flames". The mural is located in the main dome of the chapel. In his murals Orozco demostrates a deep knowledge of perspectives, optics and mathematics, and most important the intuitive sense of space. For many the "man in flames" and the 3 figures surrounding it represent the four elements of nature; fire, air, earth and water. For others , it suggest the myth of the phoenix, wich succumbs only to be born again, the eternal flow of history in wich the painter believed.
The entrance is $10 pesos ($1 dllr)
Visiting hours: Tuesday-Sat. 10:00-18:00 hrs.
Sunday 10:00-15:00 hrs.
Templo Expiatorio -- one beautiful church
Expiatorio de Guadalajara began in 1895 and just got finished like last Tuesday our tour guide advised it was all paid for as it was built by the people so little by little paso by paso
Its a catholic church with well yes once again -- gothic architecture. Three different people took my by this in my stay and all seem to be very proude of it it is a beautiful.
It is a heavenly structure that includes a mechanical clock outside that at each strike on the mass hours statues of saints revolve around 2 doors, coming out and back in, right under the clock..