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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Illysa I
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Average museum only Riveras mural are interesting. It is called a Palace but it was a "civil house" in the time it was built by Cortez.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this 500 year old facility has exhibitions dating back many hundreds of years and catalogs events in Mexico before and after the invasion by Spanish soldiers. here you can view examples of ancient stone works as well as a collection of items from the Spanish occupation. go on Sunday as access is free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Don´t go early as few people will be there. If you do go early go to the Museo Cuauhnahuac. Have breakfast in the Placio and watch the people. The place really picks up in the afternoon.

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