Hacienda de San Ignacio de Urbieta is an authentic Mexican hacienda within two hours away from Mexico City. Even though the exact date of its foundation is not clear, there are records of this hacienda from the 1700s and it is believed that it was originally owned by the Jesuit order that was established in the Amatzinac valley of Morelos state. After the Jesuits were expelled from Mexico (then called the New Spain) during 1767, the Hacienda San Ignacio was privately owned and was fused with the haciendas of Santa Clara de Montefalco and Santa Ana Tenango to become the...most important sugar plantation in the country. During the Mexican Revolution, the hacienda was burned by the Zapata Guerrilleros, remaining in ruins until the 1960's when the previous owner started the restoration that was recently completed by its current owner. Today, Hacienda de San Ignacio is a magnificent family state with over three hundred years of history. Surrounded by lush gardens, mature trees, and beautiful architecture. On the ground floor, the Hacienda features a large living room, dining room, formal dining room and a grand kitchen, games room, and five bedrooms. On the second floor, there is a library and seven additional bedrooms. By the back garden there are two independent guest houses; 'Casa del Principe' which has two bedrooms, and 'La Casa del Ingeniero,' with two bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen. The Main living room and the games room have the traditional tall ceilings and grand doors of the old haciendas. This provides with a generous amount of natural light and impressive views to the gardens that surround the property. The formal dining room has a vaulted ceiling and has been decorated with XIV and XV century stained-glass that was imported from India. Hacienda de San Ignacio has over two hectares of land, most of which has been used to create beautiful gardens to host large events. There is a beautiful outdoor swimming pool by the gardens and one part of the garden has been selected to plant fruit trees and orchards .It would take a lifetime for someone to be able to acquire the quality and volume of the impressive art collection that decorates the hacienda, most of which dates from the XVII and XVIII, although there are some pieces that date as far as the XIV century. Amongst the art pieces one can find large retablos that where acquired from other haciendas, stained-glass pieces from India, wooden statuettes and antique furniture-all included in the sale.
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