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Address: Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 5 5153480
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30

This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés...

This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.

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When friends visit.....

The Palacio is located on the Zocalo in Cuernavaca. When friends come to visit me this is one of the places I always take them. It tells the history of Cuernavaca and how it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palacio is located on the Zocalo in Cuernavaca. When friends come to visit me this is one of the places I always take them. It tells the history of Cuernavaca and how it became settled. There are also great places to go and have lunch or dinner that are within walking distance from it. Over all a must do... More 

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Saint James, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace and square are beautiful, impressive, well-kept. The museum within the palace is even better. Lots of vendors, shops, restaurants on the square around the palace; sit and enjoy the world going by, Then take the plunge and go it.

Thank Ian411Ian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its been a long time I was there, however, we loved the murals of Diego Rivera, and the exhibit... if you have the chance to go please do.... it is a great experience. right Downtown Cuernavaca.

Thank NatP75
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Most of all I enjoyed the photos recording Mexican history...great collection... all sorts of other memorabilia of that time, small and large...

Thank Cynthia R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The castle is filled with archiological, historical, and fine art exhibits that give a clear picture of the pre-columbian past, founding and settlement period, and then the various revolutionary struggles. When I visited, there was a first rate special exhibition of large prints documenting military struggles - photos printed from large glass plates. There are objects and machines highlighting the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Situated in the heart of Cuernavaca right next to a market place. Stunning building both inside and out. Loved visiting here and would highly recommend a visit!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Littered with prehistoric and pre-Hispanic era pieces from mammoth fossils to migration maps, to pottery and stone pieces, this is a must see museum. Next door to an arts and crafts open air market, you can also pick up anything from carefully crafted purse, hats to shot glasses. The museum has nineteen halls, which feature a collection of objects from... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great insight into local history. The murals by Diego Rivera are breathtaking and the artifacts very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Building itself is wonderful. Murals on second floor are stunning. Overall very good. Worth a visit.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This museum is beautifully maintained and costs only 55 Pesos to enter (something less than $1.20 when I was here). The layout is brilliant -- as you walk through, you are going through time from the ancient cultures to the Spanish conquistadores to now. We spent hours here; by the time we were done I was exhausted! However, I came... More 

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