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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  • A jewel of architecture converted into an excellent museum conquest parts family, with a partner or alone
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  • Was hoping it would be open by now 04/2018 but unfortunately it was still under construction due to the earthquake and remain closed. I think if it was open I would’ve enjoy the experience and history...  more »
  • Pity, the place is very deteriorated and damaged after the quake of 2017, there are staff working but are very few and with little budget, worst since we're in elections; It is a pity because they say that it may take more than one year to be ready. Incredible that a historical place and as attractive tourist is closed.
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