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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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Great example of an early Spanish Hacienda of the area.

The beautiful old house fully furnished. The Guide Carlos Who has the history and many stories. The beautiful more historically recent gardens.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

The beautiful old house fully furnished. The Guide Carlos Who has the history and many stories. The beautiful more historically recent gardens.

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Chelan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

The hacienda and gardens are just a 35-50 peso cab ride from downtown Guanajuato and you find a quiet oasis on the edge of town. Admission is 30 pesos per person. Our group spent over an hour walking the gardens and about 15 minutes walking through the hacienda. With a stop for water and coke swe then walked up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

I wish we had known about this place earlier. Its a beautiful retreat. I wish I could have had time to sit and smell the proverbial flowers... but the tour had to continue!

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

This is an old mining hacienda that has been converted to a home with 17 beautiful, extensive gardens. Today, it is a museum just a short taxi ride out of town. Get a tour guide to explain the history and describe the house because it is very interesting and not obvious. Take your time strolling through the many gardens. Some... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

The hacienda was formerly a place where ore was processed. It was restored several decades ago, using period furniture. The house itself is beautiful and interesting, but the gardens are gorgeous. There are actually 17 different gardens, including a Roman garden, the Queens garden, and others. Each is distinctive, with a completely different theme. Much of the garden is accessible... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Guanajuato is a bustling city and can feel noisy and crowded at times. Fifteen minutes away by local bus is an oasis, the exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera. It's such a peaceful place. Beautiful gardens flourish, and it felt like I had them all to myself on a Tuesday afternoon. The exhacienda is interesting, furnished as it was when people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

For an entrance fee of 23mxn pesos plus an additional 21mxn pesos for taking photos, you can be admitted inside Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera. There are different themed gardens in the area. Landscaping doesn't have to be just planting arrangements. This hacienda did very well with the combination of concrete, wood, steel structures and a wide assortment of plants... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

It was a nice, quiet place that is well taken care of. Their gift shop was small but I was able to find something interesting there. It is worth a visit for sure.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

This hacienda was build in the 1700's and the house and gardens have been restored and are really nice. The gardens are Mexican, Japanese, and English styles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

An incredible and peaceful place. Amazing gardens and areas to experience. We visited during a slow Saturday afternoon and we're lucky enough to be given a personal guided tour (English) of the house by a fine gentleman named Carlos. Ask for him and you won't be disappointed.

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