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Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

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Address: Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
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+52 473 732 0619
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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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Really nice, especially the museum

Suggest taking a tour - we didn't and I spent half an hour after we left trying to work out the history behind the place. We were not offered a tour, however. We drove there using... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Suggest taking a tour - we didn't and I spent half an hour after we left trying to work out the history behind the place. We were not offered a tour, however. We drove there using Google maps (free street parking). Entry 30 pesos. The house itself (museum) was filled with some original furniture and that was really awesome to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice respite from the town center. We spent less than hour walking around and did not try the pleasant out door cafe. Later in the season there may be more in bloom.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To escape Guanajuato´s bustling streets go 2.5 km west to this magnificent colonial home which is now a museum with splendid and stunning gardens. Built at the 17th century, this was the grand hacienda of Captain Gabriel de Barrera, whose family was descended from the first Conde de Rul of the famous la Valencia mine. Spend as a museum in... More 

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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a hidden gem. If it weren't for TripAdvisor, we would've never found this place. Very calm, tranquil environment. Is almost as if you've stepped back in time walking amongst the beautiful architecture. Beautiful scenery.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 17 gardens you can wander through are absolutely magnificent and have their own story to tell. The hacienda's house, along with original furniture, is spectacular. English guides available or you can walk all over on your own. Small restaurant on site and taxis available at the hotel.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Interesting place, there are many different spaces that evoke the gardens around the world, is also a place to see birds and to relax

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

It was so peaceful walking around the theme gardens. We were there early in the morning so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. Since we were there on a Saturday there were people there setting up for a wedding later in the day. Although the gardens were my favorite part, I also enjoyed touring the house and found... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We visited this location with a guide from Guanajuato and the setting is enchanting. Lovely and expansive gardens, and the rooms of the hacienda that were open for viewing were fascinating. Quite a look into the lives of the former aristocracy. Built in the late 1600’s it was home to Captain Gabriel de Barrera, owners of the local Valenciana silver... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You'll need a taxi to get here but if you like a quiet morning of walking in a variety of gardens (italian, japanese, cactus,....) San Gabriel is your place. Add to that the visit to the hacienda house turned into a museum. The whole complex could do with some maintenance but that even gives the place an extra romantic touch.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place was awesomely maintained. The gardens, the sculptures, the walking paths were amazing. Love it!

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