After that, we drove to the Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera (pictured), which used to be the home of a Spanish mine owner. You could tell he was a mine owner by the amount of gold that decorated the home! The hacienda was beautifully furnished...some of the pieces were very ornate and of course gilded in gold. There were also many paintings and portraits of the family hanging in the various rooms. What impressed us most were the gardens. There were many different landscapes, each appealing in its own way. If you'd like more information go to: http://www.guanajuatocapital.com/espanol/Tbarrera.htm. We will have more pictures on our site soon!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
As we mentioned in our last blog, Guanajuato is a city rich in history. Yesterday, we visited the Casa de las Leyendas (House of the Legends), where you walk through tunnels and view "puppet shows" depicting the legends of the city. Most of the tales were a little like ghost stories...death, murders, etc...where some of the victims are known to still haunt the city.