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Visit Cuernavaca, Mexico

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Visit Cuernavaca, Mexico

The capital of the state of Morelos, Cuernavaca is a quaint colonial city surrounded by undulating hills and dissected by narrow cobbled streets situated about an hour and a half south of Mexico City.

The city is well known for it's mild climate which lasts all year around and it is this that has attracted the wealthier residents of Mexico City to use Cuernavaca as a convenient retreat from the capital, a place to get away from the hustle and bustle and to relax and unwind.

History and culture in Cuernavaca

However it is not only the climate of Cuernavaca that attracts people to the city, it also has become a stronghold for art, history and language schools and it's historical richness and striking scenery combine to make the city an intriguing destination not only to locals but tourists as well.

Architecture

Church, CuernavacaAs with many cities in Mexico, Cuernavaca's architecture includes examples originating from the Aztec and Tlahuica cultures that inhabited the area well before the arrival of the Spanish.

As the Spanish began to exert their influence throughout Latin America the city started to display many of the architectural and cultural influences of Spain at the time and during the 16th Century Emperor Charles V gave Cuernavaca to the conquistador Hernán Cortés who's legacy remains evident in some of the city's most striking features to this day.

The best example of this exists today in the form of the Historical Museum of Cuauhnahuac which was originally built in 1592 as the Palacio de Cortés.

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Suggested Cuernavaca itinerary

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