Cuernavaca - The city
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Cuernavaca. This city is the capital city of the Mexican state of Morelos. It has a population of 500,000 people and is located 47 miles (75 km) south of Mexico City.
Cuernavaca is known to the Mexican people as the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ for its favorable climate and year-round, stable spring like temperatures (21ºC/70ºF). Cuernavaca is a popular weekend destination for Mexico City’s upper class, as many families have second homes there.
Colonial Cuernavaca is a walk-able city filled with historical gardens, palaces, cathedrals, churches, and museums as well as modern-day Artisan markets, cinemas, restaurants, and shops. You will enjoy exploring the city and visiting the many historical sights and monuments that have been well preserved and maintained through the centuries.
Discover how the varying architectural styles, buildings, and monuments found within Cuernavaca tell the story of the city’s intriguing history. Largely due to the agreeable climate of
Cuernavaca, this city has maintained its reputation as being a popular vacation destination starting with the Aztec kings, and was later carried on by Hernan Cortes who built his summer palace near the city’s main square. Cortes was also responsible, and personally supervised, the construction of Cuernavaca’s Cathedral.
In addition to the fascinating history and architecture found within Cuernavaca, on clear days you won’t want to miss the magnificent views of the Popocatepetl Volcano and the Tepozteco Valley that can be seen from the hills surrounding
Cuernavaca is well connected by bus to several interesting cities, including Mexico’s capital, Mexico City, the beach resort of Acapulco, and
Taxco, Mexico’s charming silver mining town. Learn Spanish in Mexico with EI Spanish
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An outdoor Artisan marketplace in the courtyard of the Cortes Palace, Cuernavaca.