Palacio de Cortes, Cuernavaca

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As the oldest colonial-era civil structure in the Americas, Palacio de Cortes showcases the history of the region and colonial Mexico. Built in 1526 as a residence for the conquistador Hernan Cortez, the building originally had the double purpose of exerting authority over the conquered natives. Later the structure became a barracks and jail, housing prisoners of war during the war for independence. Currently the building serves as a museum showing the history and artifacts from colonial times and earlier. You can view artifacts from other Spanish colonies and the oldest clock in America; most of the information is only available in Spanish. Plan your visit to Palacio de Cortes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cuernavaca trip itinerary maker website .
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  • The day of today Monday, February 5, the Palacio de Cortes remains closed due to damage during the earthquake of September 19. The Palace is a jewel of the city of Cuernavaca, which must not miss during your visit. It is also a shame that there are so many itinerant exactly opposite the Palace.
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  • don't wanna support this colonizer but the market outside was great. look for stalls where they are actually making the artesanias to get the best ones.  more »
  • In addition to the visit we spent next to Palación de cuts for the purchase of souvenirs and handicrafts, which I recommend.
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