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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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Lovely gardens - take the time to explore.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Jardin Borda always makes the list of cultural attractions in Cuernavaca, but our experience was disappointing at best. Fortunately the entry fee was only $30 MX - about $2 U.S. at today's exchange rate. The gardens and buildings were not well kept. During our stroll around we surprised a couple who were not making much of an attempt to hide... More 

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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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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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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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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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