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Address: Ivory Calle Real s / n, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (473) 733 10 29
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Small but fascinating

All the work produced by Gene Byron is impressive, from lanterns to art and furnishings, What made our visit special however was the chance to talk to her 96-year-old husband, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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224 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All the work produced by Gene Byron is impressive, from lanterns to art and furnishings, What made our visit special however was the chance to talk to her 96-year-old husband, a Spanish doctor who lived a fascinating life, from being active in the Spanish Civil War where he knew Norman Bethune and Hemingway to working in Chiapas.

Thank Masca
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This house museum is a favorite of mine. Located among a string of old silver ore processing haciendas, this 17th century property was purchased in 1954 by Gene Byron, and her husband Dr. Virgilio Fernandez. Hernandez was a Spanish pediatrician. The Canadian Byron was born in 1910, and came to Mexico for the first time in 1942. Her background was... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Maybe if the staff person who showed us around would have been interested in providing some information, giving us some time to view the art and artifacts, we would have enjoyed it more. This site is out of the way, and in a city of many cultural sites, it is probably not worth your time.

1 Thank Manray09
Veracruz, Mexico
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

She was my mothers friend and I always enjoyed her kindness. What she created was a world of beauty for all to share. Enjoy!

2 Thank Xiquena
St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must visit if going to Guanajuato. Although it is a bit outside the Center it was really quite amazing. The property is unique with amazing art wall to wall to ceiling to floor and one of a kind furniture. A restaurant is being built and the bathroom facilities were clean. Truly a paradise for musicians and artists. They allow... More 

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Temecula, California
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365 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was on the fence about whether to skip this hacienda as I was on limited time ...after seeing Hacienda Las Trancas (the most special hacienda of them all) followed with a tour of Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera I was uncertain if G.B. would be worth it! Boy was I am glad that I listened to my tour guide...this... More 

8 Thank billionsandnocure
New England
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing how the artist and her husband renovated, and thus preserved, this former hacienda. Loved seeing the interesting furnishings. The guide gave us a great tour, explaining everything and answering all our questions.

1 Thank Beverly J
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We enjoyed the Chopin Piano Concert on Sunday very much. We wanted to come back on Monday to see all the treasures in their museum. What a wonderful display of Gene Byron's Art in this private setting of an old, well preserved Hacienda style home. Furniture, precolumbian art, old mexican pottery.....too many items to mention, you can spend hours on... More 

1 Thank Witz97034
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

This is for lovers of music and beautiful places. The environment and the music are very impressive, separately and together. For a mere 120 pesos (9 dollars) one enjoys a concert by classical musicians who are often first-rate, in a concert space with exceptional acoustics. The small admission price also includes a garden reception after the concert with snacks ("botanas")... More 

3 Thank 4seasonsToronto
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The family of the late artist, Gene Byron, sponsors a musical presentation every Sunday afternoon at the old Spanish colonial era hacienda which Ms. Bryon and her husband partially restored and converted into their residence many years ago. The musicians are often times world class and perform in a delightful concert hall which is part of the Byron residence. Following... More 

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