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Reviewed July 10, 2019

It was neat to see the older style homes, etc. Some parts were not very well marked so we didn't know whether we could enter or not, etc. Overall it was an interesting place to visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank April M
Reviewed May 19, 2019

It transport you to a different epoch, in the money you step inside of the big halls you feel the smell of the past, all the culture and heritage of our beautiful Mexico and the footprint of our historical figures comes to life. Amazing Been...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carmen Almendra C
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Located in a beautifully lush area this old Hacienda is a very traditional colonial Spanish style common to Mexico. Built by one of Cortez’ soldiers and later taken over by President Santa Ana (who sold California and more to the US) this old Hacienda is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JohnMarkKucera
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Personally,I love historical places, and everything about this is so magical. You can't do a lot of things here, but you can take such beautiful pictures! The place is really big, and I highly recommend you to ask for a guide, they have a voluntary...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndyAZM
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Disfrutamos de una visita por la tarde a La Hacienda. Es un lugar hermoso con una rica historia y maravillosa arquitecture. We enjoyed an afternoon visit to La Hacienda. It is a beautiful place with a rich history and wonderful architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet B
Reviewed March 11, 2018

This incredible hacienda belonged in the late 1840's to Antonio López de Santa Ana, the infamous 11 time president of México born in Xalapa and the battle of the Alamo in Texas, was my favorite place to take wedding portraits during my 35 years as...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jalaparoy
Reviewed June 26, 2017

If you are interested in Mexican history, this is a must-see attraction. The place is named after its first occupant, Juan Lencero, who was a soldier under the command of the Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez. It was later the home of the infamous Mexican president,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

This hacienda was given by Fernano Cortz to one of his lutenists during the 1500's. It is remarkably refined for the era and is filled with expensive European furniture that I did not expect..

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Amanda S
Reviewed November 17, 2016

The old Santa Ana home is definitely worth a visit. It is very well maintained and has many period pieces (furniture) from the 1800's. The grounds are fabulous and very well maintained.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mdklein41
Reviewed April 25, 2016

It is a very beautiful place and will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to take your time and enjoy the place. I would say three- four hours for sure.. It's just too...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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