Sites of Interest
Cuernavaca, the capital of the state of Morelos, is internationally known as the "City of Eternal Spring" boasting year round temperatures of 75 to 80 degrees. It is recognized worldwide as the center for studies in Hispano-American culture, humanities, and business in Latin America. Located about 50 miles south of Mexico City, you can take advantage of the many historical and cultural benefits of the capital without the inconveniences of the big city. Cuernavaca offers many interesting museums, colonial and archaeological sites, a cathedral dating back to the sixteenth century, and The Palace of Cortes with breathtaking descriptions of Mexican history by world renowned muralist Diego Rivera, and so may cultural sites for visitors to enjoy.
It was originally built as a place of relaxation during the colonial period (1778) by Don Manuel de la Borda y Verdugo. It has had many uses. At the present time is the home of the offices of the State Cultural Institute with a center for shows, exhibiton halls and a museum.
The convent of the Assumption was built by the Franciscans in the 16th century. Today it is on the list of world heritage by UNESCO.
Robert Brady Museum
It is located in what was formerly known as the “Casa de la Torre “in the heart of Cuernavaca. Robert Brady dedicated his life to collecting works of art from all over the world and forming a diverse collection of objects of incalculable value.
Plazuela del Zacate
A short distance from de Zocalo is the Plazuela de Zacate. This little plaza offers a vibrant night life with bars and restaurants that have concentrated in this area.
The Morelos Art Center
In the building that was formerly the civil hospital there is now a cultural center where various activities take place such as sculpture, painting, music, dance, classical ballet, theater, modeling, photography and literature.