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Address: Av. Jose Maria Morelos 271, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico
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(777) 318 1050
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

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Borda Gardens

This old estate has extensive gardens with fountains and a pond they call a lake. A gallery features local artists from time to time. At the moment the gardens are being spruced... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
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Saluda, North Carolina
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A historic place, but it has been neglected for a long time. The gardens and lake should be beautiful places, but it doesnt look beatiful any more, just old and dirty..and nothing tells you about his history at all. The Salas Portugal photo exhibit and the book store are the only things that really means something

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Thank 277Fernando59
Miami Beach
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120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Very nice gardens, but what was a surprise is that we stumbled upon the opening of a photo exhibit of Armando Salas Portugal. His photos were taken in the late 1940s and were black and whites of the Mexican Indian ruins and contemporary idiginous Mexicans in the 1940s.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The Jardin Borda has a fascinating history. It would be nicer if the garden areas and lake were kept up better. Still, if you are looking for a break from the noise and traffic of downtown Cuernavaca, this is a peaceful natural area. In addition, there are interesting exhibits on special occasions. Their Day of the Dead exhibits in particular... More 

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MN, USA
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114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Now lovely restored gardens, the grounds lead one to imagine the days when mule teams, laden with wagons of silver, securely sat behind the walls of this compound, a wonderful break from the crowed sidewalks, nofrom tise, and traffic-laden streets just steps away.

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Saluda, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This old estate has extensive gardens with fountains and a pond they call a lake. A gallery features local artists from time to time. At the moment the gardens are being spruced up. Entrance is 30$ and 15$ for seniors (tercera edad).

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Thank bootprint
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

You know how everyone said "Brokeback Mountain" was the best movie ever, and then when you saw it you expected it to knock your socks off, and it was good but not great? That's what the Jardin Borda was. If no one had told me anything about it, I'd have loved it, but since so many raved about it, I... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

I visited this place twice once in 2013 and again in 2016. The garden is a nice place to get out of the sun and relax in the middle of the busy city. When I was there last they were renovating the gardens so a large area was closed off and all the plants were gone. Still a nice place... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

A nice place to visit and have a quite time in the city. Gardens are being rebuilt. Worth the cost of entrance.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Upon reading about these gardens and the accompanying mansion, I was really enthusiastic. I believe it was Lonely Planet that compared it to Versailles. so imagine my disappointment when the police officer told me the garden would be closed for months for renovation. The good news is that much of the mansion is available for tour, as it serves as... More 

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Xoxocotla, Morelos, Mexico
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

It's a museum with rich history. Underfunded. Horrible gardens.but they are remodelling hoping for the best I'll write a new review then

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