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Museo de Cuauhnahuac

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Address: Cortes Palace | Leyva 100, Cuernavaca, Mexico
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+52 777 312 8171
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30

This museum has exhibits on pre-Columbian indigenous cultures and the...

This museum has exhibits on pre-Columbian indigenous cultures and the Spanish conquests.

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An historical treasure

The museum is in what was the home of Hernán Cortés in the early 1500's. There is an archeological section, history of the state of Morelos and the icing on the cake is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in what was the home of Hernán Cortés in the early 1500's. There is an archeological section, history of the state of Morelos and the icing on the cake is the mural upstairs painted by Diego Rivera in 1929. The US Ambassador Dwirght Morrow commissioned the mural and it is a treasure to have right here in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum at the former Palacio of Hernán Cortés. It is not so big so you can make it in 1 or 2 hours. You can see the different uses this building had through history and also learn about this región history.

Thank Sandra V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Notable for it's importance in the varied uses of the structure thru colonial and post colonial history, this museum is so easy to enjoy for the variety of the collection. There really is something for anyone interested in the history and culture of the town! One has a great view from the galleries of the surrounding environs. The special exhibit... More 

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Saint James, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We. Loved. This. Museum. Well-preserved and well-displayed artifacts with historical context. "The mural." There is so much to see and understand; I could have stayed hours longer and been happy. For those who get tired of looking at "old stuff" there are also beautiful views of the city from the balconies.

Thank Ian411Ian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Cool things inside to see. I really enjoyed the layout of the museum and all the things it offered. I was impressed.

Thank Juan A E
Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a museum of Mexican history. It is one of the original buildings of Hernan Cortez. It is really not worth the money, but is interesting to look through. Right in the heart of downtown.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I recommend everyone set aside a good 2-3 hours while in Cuernavaca to visit this museum, although if you have areas/history in which you are most interested, you could go straight to those and spend an hour or so. If you have small children, they may enjoy just being in the building while older children may find certain pieces of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is a must see in Cuernavaca. Don't overlook it. Very entertaining and interesting. Great for families and friends.

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Give yourself at least 2 hours for the visit. Really informative and well laid-out. Could use more English info. Good views of Palacio Cortes. A must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I liked this museum so much, I went there twice in one week! It is small and easy to navigate in an hour or so. True, many of the explanatory signs are in Spanish, but since I speak it a little, it was not a big deal to me. I found the artifacts to be very interesting and some in... More 

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