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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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Beautiful place to spend few hours

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gibsons, Canada
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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

To escape Guanajuato´s bustling streets go 2.5 km west to this magnificent colonial home which is now a museum with splendid and stunning gardens. Built at the 17th century, this was the grand hacienda of Captain Gabriel de Barrera, whose family was descended from the first Conde de Rul of the famous la Valencia mine. Spend as a museum in... More 

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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. If it weren't for TripAdvisor, we would've never found this place. Very calm, tranquil environment. Is almost as if you've stepped back in time walking amongst the beautiful architecture. Beautiful scenery.

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