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Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

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Address: Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 473 732 0619
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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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some say, like babylon gardens

Interesting place, there are many different spaces that evoke the gardens around the world, is also a place to see birds and to relax

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place, there are many different spaces that evoke the gardens around the world, is also a place to see birds and to relax

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so peaceful walking around the theme gardens. We were there early in the morning so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Since we were there on a Saturday there were people there setting up for a wedding later in the day. Although the gardens were my favorite part, I also enjoyed touring the house and found... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this location with a guide from Guanajuato and the setting is enchanting. Lovely and expansive gardens, and the rooms of the hacienda that were open for viewing were fascinating. Quite a look into the lives of the former aristocracy. Built in the late 1600’s it was home to Captain Gabriel de Barrera, owners of the local Valenciana silver... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You'll need a taxi to get here but if you like a quiet morning of walking in a variety of gardens (italian, japanese, cactus,....) San Gabriel is your place. Add to that the visit to the hacienda house turned into a museum. The whole complex could do with some maintenance but that even gives the place an extra romantic touch.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place was awesomely maintained. The gardens, the sculptures, the walking paths were amazing. Love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Beautiful gardens, architecture and history. well worth the visit and allow 3 hours to enjoy a glass of wine in the garden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I hired Fernando Ibarra 415-105-6547 San Miguel to drive me from San Miguel to Guanajuato, plus a day of tours in Guanajuato. AMAZING! His knowledge of Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera was informative, and more info then on a regular tour. Most don't know the Queen of England stayed here. We also went to Valencia, the Mummy museum, and the... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I took a cheap cab ride from the historic center to Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel Barrera. It is easy to get to, so highly recommended. The entrance was cheap, just a few bucks, and you can freely walk around the gardens and surprisingly the house as well. There were several gardens to walk through all with a different theme, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A bit far from the city center, but if you have a car, proably worth it, great gardens. If you stay in the Mision Guanajuato definetly leave a couple of hours for it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The museum of the former hacienda is interesting with period furniture in the rooms. What makes this a special place to visit are the very beautiful, well maintained and peaceful gardens. When I visited there were nomore than four other tourists on the large grounds. What a great excape from the city. It is a 15 minute bus (called a... More 

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