We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Av. Jose Maria Morelos 271, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico
Phone Number:
(777) 318 1050
10:00 - 17:30
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30

These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 330 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
  • 26
    Very good
  • 29
  • 10
  • 4
Nice afternoon under trees

It was nice to be under shade during the hot time of day. The pools need attention, as well as some of the gardens. Nice look at old architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Courtenay, Canada

Similar Things to Do in Cuernavaca

Add Photo Write a Review

330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 87: English reviews
Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my opinion this site should be much prettier than it is. While it is worth a visit, you can see it all in half an hour. There are current plans to upgrade this site, which is certainly a good idea.

Thank 263Larry263
Courtenay, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to be under shade during the hot time of day. The pools need attention, as well as some of the gardens. Nice look at old architecture.

Thank royannjean
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

These are beautiful gardens that always have a couple of interesting art exhibits going on. Often there are excellent concerts by the water.

Thank Peony1985
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Level Contributor
50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A historic place, but it has been neglected for a long time. The gardens and lake should be beautiful places, but it doesnt look beatiful any more, just old and dirty..and nothing tells you about his history at all. The Salas Portugal photo exhibit and the book store are the only things that really means something

Thank 277Fernando59
Miami Beach
Level Contributor
120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very nice gardens, but what was a surprise is that we stumbled upon the opening of a photo exhibit of Armando Salas Portugal. His photos were taken in the late 1940s and were black and whites of the Mexican Indian ruins and contemporary idiginous Mexicans in the 1940s.

Thank MiamiBeachExplorer
Tiffin, Ohio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Jardin Borda has a fascinating history. It would be nicer if the garden areas and lake were kept up better. Still, if you are looking for a break from the noise and traffic of downtown Cuernavaca, this is a peaceful natural area. In addition, there are interesting exhibits on special occasions. Their Day of the Dead exhibits in particular... More 

Thank Florecita_S
Level Contributor
124 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Now lovely restored gardens, the grounds lead one to imagine the days when mule teams, laden with wagons of silver, securely sat behind the walls of this compound, a wonderful break from the crowed sidewalks, nofrom tise, and traffic-laden streets just steps away.

Thank jesseMN
Saluda, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This old estate has extensive gardens with fountains and a pond they call a lake. A gallery features local artists from time to time. At the moment the gardens are being spruced up. Entrance is 30$ and 15$ for seniors (tercera edad).

Thank bootprint
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

You know how everyone said "Brokeback Mountain" was the best movie ever, and then when you saw it you expected it to knock your socks off, and it was good but not great? That's what the Jardin Borda was. If no one had told me anything about it, I'd have loved it, but since so many raved about it, I... More 

Thank lblancq
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I visited this place twice once in 2013 and again in 2016. The garden is a nice place to get out of the sun and relax in the middle of the busy city. When I was there last they were renovating the gardens so a large area was closed off and all the plants were gone. Still a nice place... More 

Thank KM L

Travellers who viewed Garden Borda Cultural Center also viewed


Been to Garden Borda Cultural Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Garden Borda Cultural Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?