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Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera

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Social history, gardens, furniture, architecture--peace and quiet too!

The walk is a bit much, bus to Hotel Mision--tell the driver or he'll blow past it and you have to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Burnaby, BC
Lovely gardens close to central Guanajuato

This was a worthwhile half day trip. This venue is comprised of many different pocket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leominster, Massachusetts
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17 Gardens Of Three Acres Located On The Grounds Of An Old 16th-century Hacienda, Which Still Includes Some Original Furniture.
Carr. Guanajuato-Marfil Km. 2.5, Guanajuato, Mexico
+52 473 732 0619
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The walk is a bit much, bus to Hotel Mision--tell the driver or he'll blow past it and you have to trudge back along a busy road with variable shoulders.... But the Hacienda is a fantastic collection of architecture of the rich, the furniture and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a worthwhile half day trip. This venue is comprised of many different pocket gardens-Italian, Mexican, Roman, etc and several rooms of period furniture. It was a short and inexpensive taxi ride from central Guanajuato and the admission price was very inexpensive. We spent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the heat or the crowded market or the traffic get to you, take a bus, taxi or Uber to this Hacienda not far from the city. Also called Hotel Misión, which is a hotel and has a restaurant, the ex-hacienda has its own entrance...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large and impressive 17thc hacienda, furnished in the style of that time. The land surrounding it is divided into 17 themed gardens which are all different. We really enjoyed the 1.5 hours we spent here and would have awarded it 5 stars...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the bus out to the Exhacienda, luckily Juan Carlos was there for a tour and totally enjoyed it. He provided the tour, as requested by me, in both Spanish and English. Wonderful man, full of a fascinating history of the place. Gardens were lovely,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 February 2019

We enjoyed the peacefulness of the museum Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera. We were virtually the only ones there. We followed the signs for the self-guided tour and got to almost all the themed gardens (see photos). This is an arid area, and it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to spend the morning. The Hacienda with its furnishings is spectacular and the gardens are even more so. We were totally surprised to be almost alone in this gorgeous place. It really does give you a clue about how the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

As we viewed the casa, I had a very sad feeling. What a glorious place it used to be, and how badly it needs some maintenance and care now. The gardens are extensive, and impressively build, but some parts are also in need of attention....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank travfirst
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

As we like to immerse into the culture, we took a bus to this place. We took a bus from the Basilica at Plaza de la Paz that said, among others, 'Nori Alta' & tell them to drop you off at 'Hotel Mission' which is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

My husband and I loved the house and the grounds. We walked from the Centro and Google maps led us on a very scenic up and down route but it was worth it. The rooms were beautifully furnished and the gardens were lovely. I only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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LaSenora R
8 May 2016|
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Response from Cathrynliz | Reviewed this property |
My son has been twice and Carlos was there both times. We were the only visitors when I went. I want to emphasize that there is no cost for the tour and the guide is dependent on tips.
15 January 2015|
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Response from Cathrynliz | Reviewed this property |
Carlos speaks excellent English. Perhaps your hotel can call for you and get the information you wish. And reserve Carlos for you.