The 10 Best Things to Do in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Just 50 miles from Mexico City, balmy Cuernavaca, Morelos, has been adopted as a place of rest and recreation by many visitors, from Aztec emperors and conquerors to princes, artists and a large number of retirees.

1. Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

Carretera Federal Xochicalco Tetlama, sin numero | Xochicalco, Municipio de Miacatlan, Morelos, Cuernavaca 62605, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins
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4.5 based on 664 reviews

Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

Xochicalco was the oldest known fortress in Middle America and an important religious center.

Reviewed By cookpias - Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles, California

Very under visited

I think this is the most beautiful temple in Central Mexico that we visited with its spectacular setting, beautiful carvings, lovely site--including living quarters for the elite in the "Acropolis" and the fantastic museum. One warning--we could not find

2. Robert Brady Museum

Calle Netzahualcoyotl # 4, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums More
Excellent
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4.5 based on 508 reviews

Robert Brady Museum

This 16th-century structure, which served as the home of American artist and collector Robert Brady until his death in 1986, displays over 1,000 Mexican works of art and artifacts.

Reviewed By Jasmine38Chichester - Chichester, United KingdomChichester, United Kingdom

Worth a visit for the hacienda itself

Enjoyable visit, more for the hacienda, which is fully furnished, than for Brady's electic collection of objet d'art and paintings from around the globe, much of which were not to my taste. The collection does include howevèr, the famous painting of Fried

3. Palacio de Cortes

Calle Francisco Leyva 100, Cuernavaca 62040, Mexico Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, History Museums, Castles More
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4.5 based on 587 reviews

Palacio de Cortes

On September 19, 2017, a powerful earthquake rocked the region and damaged the building's clock, which has since been removed. At the time of writing the Palacio was to remain closed to the public for at least a year, for damage assessment and reparations. Check ahead to ensure that it is open again, or simply enjoy the building's facade. This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals. TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR RENOVATION

Reviewed By symokee - Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota

Would’ve been nice but closed

Was hoping it would be open by now 04/2018 but unfortunately it was still under construction due to the earthquake and remain closed. I think if it was open I would’ve enjoy the experience and history. Still looking forward to revisit it one day.

4. Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

Hidalgo #17, Col. Centro, Cuernavaca, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 317 reviews

Cathedral of the Asencion (Catedral de la Asuncion)

This 16th-century church was built by a group of indigenous craftsmen and is considered one of the oldest churches in the Americas.

Reviewed By IdealTravelMX - Cuernavaca, MexicoCuernavaca, Mexico

A landmark of Cuernavaca

Every visitor to Cuernavaca needs to go to "La Catedral" which is a beautiful church and convent of the XVI century. Since the earthquake of September 19, the cathedral had damages and now it is close the main church and some chapels (The Cathedral of Cue

5. Garden Borda Cultural Center

Avenida Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon 271, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Gardens More
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4 based on 459 reviews

Garden Borda Cultural Center

These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.

Reviewed By Tucson_ArizonaGeneK - Tucson, ArizonaTucson, Arizona

In Disrepair

I rarely write a negative review, but this jardín is not worth the 30 peso entrance fee. It is overgrown and in much need of repair. The fountains do not work, and honestly there is nothing attractive about this park at all. It is not a garden. The city s

6. Spanish Language Institute - Day Course

Privada Prado San Jeronimo 8 | Colonia la Pradera, Cuernavaca 62170, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Educational sites
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5 based on 160 reviews

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course

ASLI Spanish Language Institute is a professional language school devoted to quality and personal attention. It specializes in the Spanish language and the culture of Latin America. The institute includes comfortable and attractive conference rooms, small group classrooms, free internet access, and a cafeteria. It is located in Cuernavaca, in Morelos state.

Reviewed By Paula A - Green Bay, WIGreen Bay, WI

Everything you need to learn...

not only Spanish, but about the history and culture of México is here at ASLI. Yes, I've written reviews before, but I just returned from ANOTHER unforgettable trip with a small group of high school students and adults at varying beginner-to-intermediate-

7. Jardin Botanico y Museo de Medicina Tradicional y Herbolaria

Calle Matamoros 14, Cuernavaca 62000, Mexico Nature & Parks, Museums, Specialty Museums, Gardens More
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4 based on 76 reviews

Jardin Botanico y Museo de Medicina Tradicional y Herbolaria

Reviewed By 726352 - Union Bay, CanadaUnion Bay, Canada

Lots of interesting plants!

We went with friends and spent a few hours wandering around, looking at the variety of plants and just enjoying the huge grounds. There were so many plants to admire and some ideas to try in our gardens when we get home. We were almost the only people the

8. Plaza de la Constitucion

Poder Legislativo | Rio Balsas, Cuernavaca 62400, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 120 reviews

Plaza de la Constitucion

This plaza is the heart and soul of the city and is always filled with throngs of people, vendors and local bands.

Reviewed By MauricioBabilonia - Denver, ColoradoDenver, Colorado

Lovely Zocalo

I suspect most of the locals know this place as the Zocalo. It is a beautiful square with plenty of people to interact with. Artisans sell their work right there. If you would like to see a real Mexican city, come here and spend some time observing.

9. Centro Cultural Teopanzolco

Rio Balsas 22 | Vista Hermosa, Cuernavaca 62076, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Civic Centers
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5 based on 21 reviews

Centro Cultural Teopanzolco

Reviewed By Mesja - Cuernavaca, MexicoCuernavaca, Mexico

Love it.

A peaceful space to relax and meditate. I´ve been there several times with friends, although, the hours are flaky to the public and since it is a facility operated by the local government you might find it open or not regardless of their published hours.

10. Zona Arqueologica Teopanzolco

Rio Balsas s/n, Teopanzolco Vista Hermosa | Colonia Vista Hermosa, Cuernavaca 62350, Mexico Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins
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4 based on 74 reviews

Zona Arqueologica Teopanzolco

Reviewed By jjzazzy - Vancouver, CanadaVancouver, Canada

Get your archaeology fix here

Perfect small site, easy access in the middle of Cuernavaca. Definitely check it out if you are in town, but i wouldn't bother to make a special trip to Cuernavaca for it. I spent 30 minutes wandering the shady grounds and climbing to the top. I was the o

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