Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Guanajuato

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A luxurious 17th century colonial estate now open as a museum, Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera demonstrates how the upper class lived years ago. The sunburned-orange exterior stands in contrast to the seven green courtyard gardens. The interior features lavish decoration with period furniture, paintings, tapestries, and traditional garments on display. Take time to view the chapel that houses an original 15th century Spanish gothic altarpiece of the Cathedral of Jaen. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Guanajuato holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A great place with incredible gardens Grand space for concerts, a very nice place to appreciate where architecture and nature not to be missed
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  • Not properly went to the Museum if not to listen to a concert of the Festival cervantino. It was spectacular, we enjoyed it very much
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  • Beautiful hacienda. Beautiful gardens, part of the history of Mexico. Highly recommended to visit. It is also used for parties and social events
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Among the narrow streets and colorful buildings of the World Heritage-listed city center, you'll find a selection of tasteful boutique hotels. The streets around Jardin de la Union and Universidad de Guanajuato offer some of best the best choices and proximity to historical attractions. There's plenty on offer for budget travelers, too, with a range of hostels and small guesthouses at very reasonable prices. You can find some even more affordable options south of the center, around Cerro de los Leones.
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