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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…
Top Choice International in Cuernavaca

Restaurante Hacienda de Cortés

Situated within Hotel Hacienda de Cortés, a 15-minute drive south east of central Cuernavaca, this elegant but unpretentious hotel restaurant serves an excellent selection of salads and delicious international dishe…
Top Choice Mexican in Cuernavaca

La India Bonita

Set in a lush courtyard, Cuernavaca’s oldest restaurant also has some of its best traditional Mexican food – from brocheta al mezcal (skewered meats marinated in mezcal) to chile en nogada (poblano pepper in walnut …
Top Choice Mexican in Cuernavaca

La Maga Café

The colorful buffet at La Maga features multitudes of glazed pots filled with salads, pastas, fruit, vegetables, and daily specials such as glistening pollo en adobo (chicken marinated in chili and herbs) and tortas…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Cuernavaca

Mercado Comonfort

A great addition to the city's drinking scene away from roudy La Plazuela, this 'market' is a secluded courtyard with pubs and small terraced bars from where cool locals can be seen drinking cocktails or lattes. Bee…
Top Choice French in Cuernavaca

L’arrosoir d’Arthur

As much a hangout and nightspot as a restaurant, this French-owned place in a loft space downtown has excellent, affordable French dishes (crepes, cassolette, chicken in mustard sauce), plus good cocktails and wines…
Top Choice Lounge in Cuernavaca

House Cafe + Lounge

Housed inside a boutique hotel, the food and cocktails at House are excellent, but the real reason that the beautiful people are drawn here is to be seen lounging around the pool by night in a more tranquil environm…
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 …