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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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Best site in Cuernavaca proper

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Allen W
Dallas, Texas
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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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Austin, Texas, USA
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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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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 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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