Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Cuernavaca

Museo Robert Brady

Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to be independently wealthy and spend their life traveling around the world collecting art for their lavish Mexican mansion? If that option isn’t open to you, visit this museum – eas…
Church in Cuernavaca

Catedral de Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca’s cathedral stands in a large high-walled recinto (compound). It was built in a grand, fortress-like style in an effort to impress, intimidate and defend against the natives. Franciscans started work on w…
Historic Building in Cuernavaca

Palacio de Cortés

Cortés’ imposing medieval-style fortress stands opposite the southeast end of the Plaza de Armas. This two-story stone palace was built in 1535 on the base of the city pyramid that Cortés destroyed after taking Cuau…
Gardens in Cuernavaca

Jardín Juárez

Adjoining the northwest corner of the Plaza de Armas is the Jardín Juárez, where the central gazebo (designed by tower specialist Gustave Eiffel) houses juice and sandwich stands. Live-band concerts on Thursday and …
Museum in Cuernavaca

MMAPO

An excellent addition to Cuernavaca, this bright and inviting museum showcases handicrafts from Morelos, including life-size chinelos (costumed dancers with upturned chins from Morelos). Most of the pieces are displ…
Museum in Cuernavaca

Museo Regional Cuauhnáhuac

The Palacio de Cortés houses this excellent museum, which has two floors of exhibits highlighting Mexican cultures and history. On the ground floor, exhibits focus on pre-Hispanic cultures, including the local Tlahu…
Gardens in Cuernavaca

Jardín Borda

Beside the 1784 Parroquia de Guadalupe, this extravagant property, inspired by Versailles, features gardens formally laid out in a series of terraces with paths, steps and fountains. Duck into the house to get an id…
Ruins in Cuernavaca

Pirámide de Teopanzolco

This very small archaeological site, 1km northeast of the center, actually has two pyramids, one inside the other. You can climb on the outer base and see the older pyramid within, with a double staircase leading up…
Museum in Cuernavaca

Papalote Museo del Niño

Built as part of a land deal with the city, this excellent children’s museum has an odd location in a shopping center beside a Costco, about 4km north of downtown, but for travelers with children it’s well worth see…
Plaza in Cuernavaca

Plaza de Armas

Cuernavaca's zócalo, Plaza de Armas, is flanked on the east by the Palacio de Cortés, on the west by the Palacio de Gobierno and on the northeast and south by restaurants and roving bands of mariachis. It's the only…