The Kavanias Cultural Center was built in the early 19th century to relieve orphans and disabled people. Therefore, it is also known as the Poverty Relief Home. The architecture itself is relatively simple, and space design also considers how to alleviate the inconvenience of these people's lives. The good deeds here lasted 150 years. From 1938 to 1939, Jose Clementi Orosco added more than 50 murals to the site, turning it into a base for artistic creation. To be honest, most of the people who walk into this chapel are not small shocks. The bold and bright colors and the cold and gloomy elements are intermingled, and the magic wind of Latin America is stifled by Orosco. Friends who want to listen to free English explanations should know and arrange time in advance. Because I'm close to closing here, there's only a Spanish explanatory group, listening to a loud noise. The cultural center also has exhibitions of Olosco's life and other works, and other temporary exhibitions are also worth seeing.
The Kavania Relief Home was built by the Spanish colonial government to relieve people in need. It is used to care for and shelter people who have difficulties in life, such as orphans, the elderly, the disabled, and people with chronic diseases. The relief facility is also famous for its harmony of interior and exterior space, simple design and scale. Now it is a very large museum, which is worth visiting.
Now it's an exhibition hall. Although we need to buy tickets, it's still worth visiting. It's comfortable inside, whether it's in the hall, in the corridor, or in the yard. Not many people, suitable for photography, slowly stroll. It's also worth visiting in the evening.
It's very pretty and you can see so many pieces of art related to Mexican history.
The murals inside are a bright spot. If you can understand the Spanish explanation, you can appreciate them from more angles. The impression is that there is a woman without facial features in one side of the murals. No matter which angle you look at, she seems to be looking at you. The murals in the center of the dome are also remarkable. They are not painted on a horizontal plane, but we look like flat paintings on the ground.
Characteristic buildings, you can go to understand the history, look at foreign paintings.
Instituto Cultural Cabanas is a fine building in this area. This new classical building, which has been certified by UNESCO, has a school, a cultural center and a museum. Built between 1805 and 1810 and designed by Spanish architect Manuel Tolsa, it was originally an orphanage and shelter for the disabled and lasted for 150 years. The 23 courtyards were filled with fruit trees and roses. The frescoes in the circular hall are the most striking.
A local scenic spot with its own characteristics is worth seeing.