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Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

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Address: Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
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17 gardens of three acres located on the grounds of an old 16th-century...

17 gardens of three acres located on the grounds of an old 16th-century hacienda, which still includes some original furniture.

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A nice shady stroll

This ex-Hacienda provides a nice shady stroll through a series of formal gardens. The tour is self-guided, the route is clearly marked and the gardens are clearly named. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ex-Hacienda provides a nice shady stroll through a series of formal gardens. The tour is self-guided, the route is clearly marked and the gardens are clearly named. There is little explanation of the plants or of the history of the gardens. At the end of the walk one can visit rooms of the hacienda house and see room furnishings... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd study up on it if history means anything to you....I'm not content to just look at beautiful things without some context. Has food and drink in a casual, outdoor setting. Can get there on the Marfil bus--get off at Hotel Mision and follow your nose, as it is across the alley from the hotel.

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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The property of Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barra is lovely. Numerous themed gardens and very tranquil. Also the Hacienda itself is very interesting with all the old furniture and art. We had lunch at the restaurant there and it was very tasty and reasonably priced for the portion size. Great way to spend a few hours in a quiet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We loved the beautiful gardens and learned much about life in the 1600s on this homesite/smelter site. Without the guide it would have been useless. Go see the gardens then have the guide explain the hacienda from 1600s.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is an old hacienda that has a small museum that features the way the house was decorated many, many years ago. The museum part is small and you can see it all in about 15-20 minutes. The gardens are a different thing, they are gorgeous. They have Chinese, Roman, English and Mexican style gardens with fountains and balconies. It's... More 

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Wenzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Is a nice place very near from Guanajuato down town, pretty yards and gardens, and a interesting old house as museum

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

First of all, Guanajuato City is a lovely place - a breather from anywhere to start with, but it is compact with lots of hustle and bustle, so taking a short trip (about 10 minutes by taxi) to this ex hacienda was a nice diversion. The place is an interesting combo of historical museum and garden. You can walk through... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is was an old hacienda that was bequeathed to the state. Now more frequently used for weddings, etc. The grounds are worn and need significant attention and TLC to bring them back to their glory days. Swimming pool is a good example.. empty and tiles wall tiles missing or faded. Not really a place visit unless attending a party.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Suggest taking a tour - we didn't and I spent half an hour after we left trying to work out the history behind the place. We were not offered a tour, however. We drove there using Google maps (free street parking). Entry 30 pesos. The house itself (museum) was filled with some original furniture and that was really awesome to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A nice respite from the town center. We spent less than hour walking around and did not try the pleasant out door cafe. Later in the season there may be more in bloom.

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