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Palacio de Cortes, Cuernavaca

Categories: Castles, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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 tourist route planner.
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  • A place traditional located in the Centre of Cuernavaca, place picturesque still has with its architecture original, for who you like the culture, is it recommend is part of the history of Mexico and very especially of Morelos.
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  • THE House of hernan cortes, is ah become a beautiful Museum so that everyone can enjoy.
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  • I liked this museum because it is well-kept and has a lot to tell, located in the Centre of Cuernavaca is a must for all tourists and if you go on Sunday and Mexico are the entrance is free.
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  • This is better than it looks from the outside. Definitely worth doing and can spend less than an hour.
  • Amazing mural by Diego Rivera on the top floor balcony.
  • Hermoso Museo
  • Stunning structure
  • Fascinante construcción, buen museo, pesima ciudad...
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