Ex-Hacienda of San Gabriel de Barrera (Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera) is at Camino Antiguo a Marfil Km marker 2.5, opposite the Hotel Misión Guanajuato. This former hacienda, which contains paintings and elegant Victorian-era furniture as well as a small chapel with an ornately carved retablo (decorative wall) behind the altar, offers a peek at the lifestyle enjoyed by privileged late 19th- and early 20th-century Mexicans. The gardens are a delight—more than a dozen, all beautifully maintained, whimsically named and distinctive with regard to plants and statuary.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.