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Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

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Address: Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 473 732 0619
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: 17 gardens of three acres located on the grounds of an old 16th-century...
17 gardens of three acres located on the grounds of an old 16th-century hacienda, which still includes some original furniture.
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This place wasn't on the radar when we planned our trip to Guanajuato. However after looking at the reviews on TA we decided to take the tip out there. It is probably a short taxi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Diego
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place wasn't on the radar when we planned our trip to Guanajuato. However after looking at the reviews on TA we decided to take the tip out there. It is probably a short taxi ride from the center however we decided to walk and it took us about 40 minutes give or take from the Mummy museum where we... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I loved the extensive grounds of this historic hacienda. The inside was also well worth seeing. It gives you a good idea of how the wealthy landowners and mine owners of Guanajuato lived.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited this beautiful site on a Thursday just before noon and saw only three other visitors in all the time we were there. This is truly a beautiful, peaceful attraction and well worth visiting. Unfortunately on our visit we asked for a guide but never did find one. After reading the reviews about how the guides enhanced the tour,... More 

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Torreon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Decided to check this out based on reviews I had seen on trip advisor! This placed lived up to the hype. The gardens are all very nice, and was a nice quiet, short trip out of the hustle and bustle of the city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This site has been well maintained and has most of its decorations and furniture which makes it all very interesting to see. The guide spoke English very well and had a good story to recite. Be sure to take one of the local guides. The gardens are well worth a walk around.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This has got to be my favorite place in the whole city, peaceful, beautiful and magical. It is a trip back in time it is beautifully preserved and its history is fascinating. Just walking thru its many gardens is a joy. You will walk a little but it will be worth it, The hacienda has several modern amenities for the... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the house and gardens are very well maintained. The house is full of interesting household things from 300 years ago.

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Bucerias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Colonial home with exhibition of furniture of different styles/eras/countries. Delightful gardens with pergolas, fountains. Refreshment area, clean toilets. Irregular bus, but taxi was only 45 pesos.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We paid a nominal tip to our wonderful guide Carlos, who gave us an English language tour of this fascinating and tranquil former 16th century Hacienda (the house itself). There is a lot of cultural history embedded in the informal tour. If you go here, use the guide. But the gardens alone are also worth the short trip and admissions... More 

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Grassy Creek, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Loved this view into history. The gardens are lovely but learning about the working Hacienda and how they refined gold and silver was most interesting. Spies from the Catholic Church and from the Spanish royalty made sure enough got back to Spain. Tour guide made all the difference with explanatory if not scandalous stories.

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Address: Address: Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 473 732 0619
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Guanajuato  >  Guanajuato

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