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Borda Gardens (Jardin Borda)

Address: Morelos Avenue, Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Cuernavaca
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

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Seattle
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886 reviews 886 reviews
311 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Borda Gardens is a large botanical garden near the zocalo in Cuernavaca. It's a little shabby chic but that's part of the charm really. In addition to the many and varied gardens, they have cultural events. For example, the used book fair was taking place while we visited. A very nice oasis to visit while in the area.

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Unkept and looks like it could have been nice a long time ago. Needs a real uplift to make it worthwhile.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Jardin Borda is a must in the intellectual scene here in Cuerna: book signing, wine taste, plays, orchestra nights, all arts are welcome here. Make sure to attend by day, by night, you have to be aware of the time because parking lots close around 10ish.

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Cuernavaca
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is a lot of history in these gardens in the house built by the silver baron Jose de la Borda. His son Manuel built the gardens in 1778 with plants brought on the Manila Galleons from Asia and others from Europe. Throughout the years it was an inn, a stage coach stop, government offices, a weekend residence for Maximillian... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
62 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Walking through the gardens was peaceful and we spent time admiring the plants and trees. Going with family made it special since we had time to converse as we enjoyed our slow walk through the beautiful gardens.

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Opelika, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Imagine if you will, following a tired week of sightseeing and walking up and down rough terrain of different types, you're ready for a little rest and relaxation. Take the short walk or taxi to Jardin Borda! Your eyes will feast on the eternal springtime beauty of this heavenly location! You'll forever share this memory with family and friends, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went Tuesday morning. Read a few reviews afterwards, and was surprised by people who felt they were deglected. The paths are old, the gardens are old, you walk through history. They aren't a modern building. Everything was lush and green, everything was clean. The art exhibits were interesting. And walking through the house and along the paths, you can imagine... More 

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cuernavaca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Jardin Borda is spectacular! it is well mantained and easy to get to. The lush gardens provide peacefulness and shade. I have never attended to a concert on the lake side but I must imagine it is spectacular.

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Szeged, Hungary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Semi-tropical garden with many fountains and a little lake. If somebody want to hide from the crazy crouded city, perfect choice o chill and hang out a little.

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Carefree, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the Borda Gardens must have been most beautiful, even emperor Maximilian of Mexico spent many a time there. The gardens are still an oasis in the noisy city, they are still lush in a way, but they are sadly neglected. It seems gardens like this one needs a sponsor willing to keep it up no matter how much it costs.... More 

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