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Address: Cortes Palace | Leyva 100, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 777 312-8171
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This museum has exhibits on pre-Columbian indigenous cultures and the...

This museum has exhibits on pre-Columbian indigenous cultures and the Spanish conquests.

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I have covered this very important historical building in the Palace de Cortes. It is one of the oldest civil buildings still standing in Mexica and is remarkable for its murals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Brian B
Melbourne, Australia
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Xoxocotla, Morelos, Mexico
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

U can travel anywhere in Mexico and have better use for their museums. I love the architecture of the place but the museum is not interesting and Rich in history. Place needs remodeling too

Thank Joaquin F
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have covered this very important historical building in the Palace de Cortes. It is one of the oldest civil buildings still standing in Mexica and is remarkable for its murals pained in 1929 1nd 1930 by Diego Rivera

Thank Brian B
Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Cuernavaca doesn't seem to have museums of the caliber of Mexico City (which would be very hard to beat so maybe I'm being unfair!). Still, this is a good museum for several reasons: first, it's an amazing restoration for a building that pretty much dates exactly from the Spanish conquest. Second, it also presents an interesting opportunity to see how... More 

Thank ConnieDalian_
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The collection displayed is really good, make sure to be there as early as possible, the lighting there sucks. This is specially true for special events hosted here: cocktails, book readings, etc. You can taste the colonial flavor and the boutique is really cute.

Thank Mesja
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a MUST for visitors in order to understand the rich history of Cuernavaca. The musuem leads you from the Pre-colombian epoch through the Colonial, Revolutionary and modern eras. A famous Diego Rivera mural depicting this history and conquest of Mexico entitled, The History of Morelos, Conquest and Revolution is emblematic of this Mexican muralist.

Thank Villas_Bellavista
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The official name of this building is the Museo de Cuauhnahuac, but everyone in Cuernavaca calls it el palacio de Hernán Cortés. I already reviewed it under that name, so won't repeat my review here. It is well worth a visit. Remember, it is a small regional museum so don't expect it to be like the museums you've seen in... More 

Thank ochunmimadre
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

But there is so much more. This gem of an anthropology museum is interesting at every level. The architecture of the building spans centuries, it not only contains pre-hispanic artifacts but wonderful moments of the Mexican Revolution and Zapata who was a native of this area. But... the jewel is the Rivera Mural. Definitely worth having a guide or good... More 

Thank carolhopkins
Austin, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visiting the Museo de Cuauhnahuac, also known as the Palacio de Cortes, was totally enjoyable. The "salas" allow you to see artifacts that allow you to better understand the history of the state of Morelos. Much care has been taken to explain the different periods of time and to display the artifacts in attractive manners. Additionally the murals by Diego... More 

Thank Gloria L
Mexico City, Mexico
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Funny the beeing right in the city it is not very visited. I find it interesting and warranting the time spent there. Is a very classical pre hispanic center, with pyramids, temples and a good deal of history to it. Really if you are in Cuernavaca visit it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

One of the top things to see in downtown cuernavaca. A place to see any day of the week except monday. It doesn't cost much and you can likely see it all in 90 minutes.

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