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…
Top Choice Church in Taxco

Templo de Santa Prisca

The icon of Taxco, Santa Prisca is one of Mexico’s most beautiful and striking pieces of baroque architecture. Its standout feature (best viewed side-on) is the contrast between its belfries, with their elaborate Ch…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tepoztlán

Pirámide de Tepozteco

Tepoztlán's main sight is this 10m-high pyramid perched atop a sheer cliff at the end of a very steep paved path that begins at the end of Avenida Tepozteco. Built in honor of Tepoztécatl, the Aztec god of harvest, …
Historic Site in South of Mexico City

Xochicalco

Atop a desolate plateau with views for miles around, Xochicalco is an impressive and relatively easy day trip from Cuernavaca that shouldn’t be missed. It’s large enough to make the journey worthwhile, but not so we…
Cave in South of Mexico City

Cacahuamilpa Caverns

One of central Mexico’s most stunning natural sights, the Cacahuamilpa caverns are a must-see for anyone visiting Taxco or Cuernavaca. The scale of the caves is hard to imagine, with vast chambers up to 82m high lea…
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 Taxco

Museo Guillermo Spratling

This very well laid-out three-story history and archaeology museum is off an alley behind Templo de Santa Prisca. It contains a small but excellent collection of pre-Hispanic jewelry, art, pottery and sculpture from…
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…