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

Spent several hours here. The part on the revolution was great as we see the other statues & art in the museum in Mexico City. Great murals by Diego Garcia done between 1929... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent several hours here. The part on the revolution was great as we see the other statues & art in the museum in Mexico City. Great murals by Diego Garcia done between 1929 - 1930. Worth the visit to see those.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is good but the surroundings are very dirty , tons of waste , which makes the experience very bad... there is a artisans market next to it, and they sell good products ...

Thank jochava
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The museum offers a large retrospective of Mexican history and very impressive mural painting of Mexico notorious painter, Diego Riviera

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Inside there is the Museo Cuauhnahuac, interesting museum at the former Palacio of Hernán Cortés. Amazing also with the night lighting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It had lots of interesting artifacts concerning Cortez, plus Diego Rivera covered the walls and ceilings of an upper floor with frescos depicting the history of Mexico.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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