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“A visit to the past in a colonial mansion.”

Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 17 Gardens Of Three Acres Located On The Grounds Of An Old 16th-century Hacienda, Which Still Includes Some Original Furniture.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stayed in the hotel next door and spent parts of several days
taking photos of the house and of the ornamental gardens on the grounds.

1  Thank NormaBeth
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I highly recommend taking a tour with an indipendent tour guide. He makes his living on the "tips" you give him at the end of the tour of the hacienda. Carlos was especially good. Brought the history of the hacienda as well as customs and social normes of the 17th century alive. Lots of humour as well. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful to top it all off, so pay the extra and take your camera!

1  Thank Robin D
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Definitely worth the 22 peso entry fee, this place offers a wonderful look into Mexico's past, and the excellent bi-lingual guide offered many insights into the history, culture, and social life of those that lived on the Hacienda. Nice little cafe on site, free bathrooms, and scores of foto opportunities. A taxi ride from the center of GTO was 45 pesos. To get a cab back to town, exit the hacienda, walk about fifty yards up the hill to the left, and ask the clerk at the hotel desk to call you a cab. He'll give you the cab's number. You can also take the bus.

2  Thank Ron S
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Lovely and peaceful gardens. Well maintained. Take a nice rest on one of the theme gardens. Your visit will last no more than 1 hour.

Thank Patricia G
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

It is amazing garden and a vila. In garden you can see italian part, mexican, english etc with all original plants for each area and the composition of the garden. You can enjoy sitting on some of the benches with amazing view on plants you havent observed before. Also the vila you encounter there is really beautiful and perfect on a hot day to spend some time inside:)

1  Thank _Matea_2411
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