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 main plaza in Mexico without a church, chapel, convent or cathedral overlooking it.

Although you can’t enter the Palacio de Gobierno, it is a nice spot to contemplate some attractive architecture and enjoy the music.