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Address: Morelos Avenue, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Description: These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

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Pleasant cool spot for relaxing

These gardens are right downtown across from the Cathedral, so when it gets too hot and noisy in the streets, it makes a quiet, peaceful and cool retreat for an hour or so to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Scotland, South Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

These gardens were lovely and well kept. Spent a bit of time wandering around with a group I was chaperoning. Visited in 2013, it was so nice.

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Denver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The gardens are closed! No problem. It gave us more time to explore and we found a cool market behind the walls across from the park. There sure are a lot of Telcel stores in Cuernavaca!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful park. During the Day of the Dead celebrations in early November, one can see a lot of flower decked altars. Many vendors sell snacks and drinks near the large fountain.It was very crowded when we visited because of these celebrations.Perhaps it is more peaceful, during non holiday days. Definitely worth visiting.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great place! Worth visiting and learning learing some history. There were lots of vendors who sold local fare. I bought some mole paste. Lovely environment.

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Seattle, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

These gardens are right downtown across from the Cathedral, so when it gets too hot and noisy in the streets, it makes a quiet, peaceful and cool retreat for an hour or so to stroll around the gardens and sit on a bench under some shade trees. The garden consists mostly of trees and walkways with some fountains, and a... More 

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sun prairie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went. The end of April and there were only a few flowering shrubs. No planted flowers. The rose garden had no rose plants in it. Only the front fountain was working. The streets in Cuernavaca had more flowers than this garden!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Borda Gardens are a lovely place to walk around and enjoy the natural beauty of Cuernavaca. Lots of pools and fountains and many different flowers, plants and trees. It's a lovely calm Oasis in the city.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Enjoyed the Borda Gardens and the chance to row off some calories from our trip. You can rent a row boat and use it on a pond that contains some colorful ducks and many turtles. I think I would have enjoyed this much more if there were more flowers. Since my visit was in April, there should have been lots... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very much enjoyed the gardens and fountains. Takes about an hour to see, a great place for a stroll.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This beautiful site that formerly belonged to Emperor Maxmillian and Empress Carlota is very near the Zocalo. Tall white walls surround it to protect the lush gardens within and historic display rooms. Concerts and exhibits are regularly available for the price of a ticket. This is a grand spot to explore and learn about real Mexican culture and the arts.

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