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Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
+52 473 732 0619
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A mysterious garden haven in the city

The museo is a wonderful escape from the city. In March it was lush and shaded. It's most... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Amazing grounds

This historic 18th century hacienda and adjoining gardens were built by one of the city's colonial... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Paul V
Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
+52 473 732 0619
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The museo is a wonderful escape from the city. In March it was lush and shaded. It's most comparable to a botanic garden, but the old buildings from the estate add a unique flavor. Don't forget to bring your camera - there's plenty of photo...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This historic 18th century hacienda and adjoining gardens were built by one of the city's colonial silver barons, and is worthwhile visit while in Guanajuato. The hacienda offers a look into the past and the surrounding gardens are well maintained. There's also a nice outdoor...More

1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you love landscaping, gardens, history, photographing, or the beautiful and intriguing gardens of Europe, or you’re just ready to have an outdoor experience, do not miss a visit to Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel Barrera. A good friend recommended this to us and we owe...More

1  Thank 2WorldGypsies
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This place is so beautiful. Make sure you take good walking shoes because it's huge. We got there at 5pm and I believe they close at 6pm so we didn't get to see half of it. Make sure you give yourself at least two hours...More

Thank Rose V
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We did this tour with Sergio, a guide from Plaza Union. Would not have been near as interesting and educational without him. Learned much about the history and methods of mining in GTO. In addition the gardens were well kept and architecture was typical and...More

1  Thank Fruzblob
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Lovely, tranquil, totally deserted when I was there, lots of lovely gardens to amble through and benches to rest upon.

1  Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Very pretty site to visit, but could use some better signage or a map to help navigate the area. It will take about 1 hr if you want to stop and take pictures, plus peek at the small museum. They charge a camera fee, though,...More

Thank Licenciada
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The hacienda main is most interesting but the lack of signage or brochure in any language makes the visit a challenge The gardens are in sad shape

Thank Gilles B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Eric H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank cpnegrad
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LaSenora R
8 May 2016|
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Response from Cathrynliz | Reviewed this property |
My son has been twice and Carlos was there both times. We were the only visitors when I went. I want to emphasize that there is no cost for the tour and the guide is dependent on tips.
Diana R
15 January 2015|
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Response from Cathrynliz | Reviewed this property |
Carlos speaks excellent English. Perhaps your hotel can call for you and get the information you wish. And reserve Carlos for you.