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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 oportunity for History

Take your time and visit this amazing museum. It's not big, it's not the best, but believe me, it's an oportunity to jump into Mexican History in many ways: the native cultures... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mexico City
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Mexico City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time and visit this amazing museum. It's not big, it's not the best, but believe me, it's an oportunity to jump into Mexican History in many ways: the native cultures, the Colony and Cortés and the artists of the muralism. And like a bonus: some antique fosils. Double check it!

Thank mahinojo
Chesterton, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know we were in Mexico so we should expect things to be in Spanish, but this fort has to do with their history. It was surprising there was so little in English. Not a big deal. We still enjoyed our visit. The market outside was great.

Thank bdamron
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very informative especially for Spanish Speakers (although English is available in some areas). the murals made by Diego Rivera are a must see for everyone!

Thank royannjean
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum just to see the Diego Rivera mural. It didn't disappoint! Well worth the 55 pesos/each we paid to get in the door. The museum itself is well maintained, and had more of the signage been in English (most were only in Spanish, but some were in English, too) we probably would have stayed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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 18 December 2016

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.

Thank Drew S

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