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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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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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Culture at its best

Littered with prehistoric and pre-Hispanic era pieces from mammoth fossils to migration maps, to pottery and stone pieces, this is a must see museum. Next door to an arts and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Littered with prehistoric and pre-Hispanic era pieces from mammoth fossils to migration maps, to pottery and stone pieces, this is a must see museum. Next door to an arts and crafts open air market, you can also pick up anything from carefully crafted purse, hats to shot glasses. The museum has nineteen halls, which feature a collection of objects from... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great insight into local history. The murals by Diego Rivera are breathtaking and the artifacts very interesting.

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Thank Nancy N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Building itself is wonderful. Murals on second floor are stunning. Overall very good. Worth a visit.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This museum is beautifully maintained and costs only 55 Pesos to enter (something less than $1.20 when I was here). The layout is brilliant -- as you walk through, you are going through time from the ancient cultures to the Spanish conquistadores to now. We spent hours here; by the time we were done I was exhausted! However, I came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It has a lot of pre-Columbian history of the area. It was interesting learning the history of the many uses of the building. Most of the signs are only in Spanish, so my kids were a lost a little interest. The last displays were awesome. Great Mexican coin collection, and the Diego Rivera Mural was amazing.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the Palacio de Cortes. The museum is very well organized, offering a comprehensive overview of the history of the Mexican state of Morelos and, by extension, a concise history of Mexico. Indeed, the Diego Rivera murals on the top floor are the biggest attraction but we were also pleased and surprised by the level of knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit for the Diego Rivera murals alone. The rest of the museum is a powerful review of Local and Mexican history. It's a must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Palacio de Cortes in Cuernavaca recently. It is the former home of Hernán Cortés, the Conquistador if Mexico. There is a nice collection of Indian artifacts and some exhibits related to Mexican history. A highlight is the mural painted by Diego Rivera. This is a must do in Cuernavaca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

After a visit here, my suggestion is the Brady Museum in Cuernavaca. An exquisite house and gardens with some great artworks including a Graham Sutherland- Still Life with Bees- Fabulous!

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Nice sized museum. Great place to get out of the sun. You can get a discount if you bring your international student ID.

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