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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés...

This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.

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History of local people and spanish conquest

I spent 1 hour. Only 55 pesos to enter. Beautiful murals. Interesting architecture. A must see if you are in Cuernavaca. Next to the zocalo. Try some juice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 1 hour. Only 55 pesos to enter. Beautiful murals. Interesting architecture. A must see if you are in Cuernavaca. Next to the zocalo. Try some juice.

Thank jjzazzy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good place to learn and remember a some facts about Mexico's history. I takes about an hour and a half to visit this place.

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is really surprise. We truly enjoyed going through this museum and would recommend it to any one visiting Cuernavaca.

Thank Valerie J
Manitowoc WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always feel a bit ignorant since I don't know the language and wish I either had a guide or there were more English explanations. Very provincial on my part.

Thank cornflakes812
Austin, Texas
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can only imagine what a sight this palace was at its' zenith. The highlight are the Diego Rivera murals, and the fantastic view of the Popocatepetl Volcano on a clear day.

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Xoxocotla, Morelos, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of history. Theres a skeleton at the entrance . pretty cool thing to see. This place makes me think how cool it was that hernan cortes chose Cuernavaca to live in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is the one of the oldest civil buildings of its kind in Mexico. It is in easy walking distance of the Cathedral, and has been the Institute Nacional de Anthropologica E Historia since 1974. It was built on the orders of Herman Cortes during the time of the knights satred in 1531 and completed in 1535. It has had... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Went to see the Diego Rivera mural and enjoyed the numerous other items displayed. it traces the history of the region involving the evolution of indigenous people to the many conquests. Even though most plagues were only in Spanish, I found this two story museum fascinating and enjoyable. The size is manageable and the view over the zocalo is lovely.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

It was a beautiful day, so I was not patient enough to appreciate the interior exhibits (tho I did catch a fascinating bit about how Mexico was HQ for the Catholic push into Asia). However, the Diego Rivera mural is a must. Beautiful work of art, and so interesting to contemplate in today's political climate.

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Despite being five centuries old, this old residence that belonged to Hernán Cortés --the Spanish conqueror of Mexico and Central America, has been well kept and brought up to date frequently, plus it is right in the middle of the City of Cuernavaca, which allows to enjoy the ever-spring climate that prevails there.

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