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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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We loved the beautiful gardens and learned much about life in the 1600s on this homesite/smelter... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Jack W
Beautiful old Hacienda and Gardens!

This is an old hacienda that has a small museum that features the way the house was decorated many... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Mexico City, 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
+52 473 732 0619
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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.

Thank Jack W
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...More

Thank VeroMartV
Reviewed 8 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

Thank shengqingbing
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....More

2  Thank Nikorigrappa
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...More

Thank im44
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...More

Thank Maria N
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.

Thank 537Karen
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...More

1  Thank ralfkrueger2211
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.

Thank Alicia F
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The 17 gardens you can wander through are absolutely magnificent and have their own story to tell. The hacienda's house, along with original furniture, is spectacular. English guides available or you can walk all over on your own. Small restaurant on site and taxis available...More

Thank sweetsus2016
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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.