Garden Borda Cultural Center

Garden Borda Cultural Center

Garden Borda Cultural Center
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.
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SueBee
Jacksonville, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were greeted by staff who understood what a service dog was and given a brief intro about the gardens. It has many fountains and a large lake, inhabited by ducks and geese. It has some areas being revitalized and somewhat inaccessible. I enjoyed spending quiet time in the gardens.
Written 3 September 2022
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Alegria56
Matagalpa, Nicaragua49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Jardin Borda is definitely worth seeing! It was one of my favorite places among the hustle and bustle of el centro Cuernavaca. It costs 30 pesos, or is free on Sundays. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and you will need at least an hour, preferably two hours, to stroll around the place. There are many trees, pools, and places to sit, so you may want to bring a book. It's cooler than the downtown streets, quieter, and quite huge, so try to see the whole thing. There is an old house with artwork. You can read all about it on Wikipedia.
Written 7 September 2021
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This was quite enjoyable and included on our tour. If it hadn't been included, I'm not sure if I would have paid to get in, but I would have been wrong! There's a lot of history here as well as the relaxing nature of the gardens. Worth a visit if you are already nearby.
Written 16 February 2020
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Suzanne T
Oaxaca, Mexico396 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was fortunate to visit when they had 2 excellent exhibitions: the one on Zapata is the best I've seen. The gov't of CDMX is trying to minimize the history of the Mexican Revolution and the attempts at socialism starting in the 1920's. So this exhibit by the gov't of Morales and Ministry of Education was a pleasant surprise. Great exhibit but I wouldn't recommend coming to Cuernavaca just to see this, unless you have a special interest. Same with the Diego Rivera exhibition. I enjoyed it.
Written 10 February 2020
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solo_negro
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There is a museum as well as the gardens on this site. The gardens are not the most spectacular but the museum had an exhibit on Zapata which should not be missed. The exhibit reverently explores images of Zapata and gives some historical perspective for his life. The exhibit alone is well worth a visit to this city just an hour south of Mexico City.
Written 30 January 2020
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Marisol C
Cuernavaca, Mexico26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The place is not well maintained. It is a pitty because the place has a lot of history. Needs more attention to details like the bathrooms clean. The garden should be really nice, but it is not.
Written 19 November 2019
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Place is very big and the entrance fee is 30 pesos.
The pieces of arte they have are nice and there was a nice history about the owners of the place.
The gardens were in maintenance when we visited and most of the fountains were empty.
Written 8 November 2019
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Alexis_Adames
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
$30 pesos to get onto the grounds. Historic garden built by some Emperor hundreds of years ago.

The Bad: Poorly maintained "gardens". There are a lot of weeds around. The fountains weren't even on and aren't cleaned. No particularly memorable foliage with the exception of a couple of palm trees and brightly colored flowers.

The Good: The museum was the only decent part. There are a few trinkets and paintings from very early Mexico, which I enjoyed, but there weren't many of them. There are a few notes for history buffs. There is a nice pond in the back of the gardens (similar to "the Mall" in D.C,USA) that has tons of fish and a few turtles waiting for some breadcrumbs from visitors.

Overall, underwhelming gardens not really worth the price, unless you are a Mexican history buff. Don't expect to be there more than an hour and I wouldn't recommend planning an entire day around this.
Written 27 July 2019
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MKMapman
Milton Keynes, UK1,681 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Jardin Borda was laid out by the emperor Maximilian I and his wife, when Cuernavaca was used as a retreat – it is known as the “city of eternal spring”. This small but peaceful park didn't really justify the entrance charge, and was no more or no less than many small public parks. It's a place of relative quietness and cool on hot days, but the fountains were all switched off, and it felt rather poorly maintained.
Written 27 April 2019
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,936 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
More like a mini park than gardens. Very little colour and not particularly well maintained. There are lots of fountains but none of them operate even at the weekend. Feels as if it has definitely seen better days.

The several art exhibitions were a bit more interesting, although nothing stood out. There are also a few exhibits and some information from the time it was the emperor's palace but only in Spanish.

As entrance is only 30 pesos it is worth a short visit if passing but you won't miss out if you skip it.
Written 2 March 2019
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