Friday, November 14, 2014


Cuernavaca, also known as the "city of eternal spring" is a privileged place in the world, its climate is considered ideal to maintain comfortable temperatures during most of the year.

Its tourist attractions are many and varied, highlighting the historic Palace of Cortés, with its 450 years of existence; Teopanzolco archaeological site near the center of Cuernavaca; the Borda Garden, which is one of the few preserved colonial gardens, with water features and pond, plus a beautiful vegetation which at the time

were unknown here in Mexico, and were brought from the Far East and the Philippines; Cathedral, former Franciscan convent now ex-declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO; spire of Calvary castillito museum, numerous canyons, hopping San Antón, the ethno-botanical museum are just some of the attractions we have for you, come and enjoy all that Morelos has to offer!

Historical Monuments

The Palacio de Cortés was completed in 1535; Cathedral, showing architectural buildings from different periods; the convent and church of the Third Order of Franciscans dating from the sixteenth century; Calvary chapels and spire of Calvary, dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and erected in 1939; Tepetates and that of the open chapel of St. Joseph, built in the sixteenth century; the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, located in the district of Tlaltenango; Church of Guadalupita; Atlacamulco the Treasury; the aqueduct of the seventeenth century; Kiosk of the Garden of Heroes; Bridge Porfirio Diaz; the railroad station; Casa del Olvido (or Olindo) in the neighborhood of Apatzingo; the Borda Gardens and adjoining church and bridge Alley Diablo, among the most important.

There is an archaeological site in Teopanzolco, which was the ancient ceremonial center Tlahuicas, who raised two concentric structures separated by a moat, possibly dedicated to Quetzalcoatl.

Art, Sculptures, Paintings

Altar of the Chapel of the Third Order, built in the seventeenth century.

Murals of the Casino de la Selva, painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros; temple paintings of the Third Order representing the martyrdom of the first Mexican saint, Philip of Jesus; frescoes in the convent of the Third Order; paintings on the life of Maximilian and Carlota at City Hall; murals in the Palacio de Cortés painted by Diego Rivera.

Celebrations, dances and traditions


Carnival is a tradition of Cuernavaca from 1965. Flower Fair was established in 1965, which begins on May 2 and ends on day 12. In the Borda Garden, flower growers throughout the Republic, presented the most beautiful flowers they grow, competing for the annual award. The fair flower of great importance in Cuernavaca.

  Popular fairs
Flower Fair is held at the beginning of Spring, there rides, an arena, horse racing, shows and sociocultural events are installed; May 15, the feast of San Isidro Labrador; June 13, the feast of San Antonio in the neighborhood of San Antón, with fireworks, Aztec dancers and middens; August 6th, the feast of El Salvador or the Transfiguration of the Lord of Ocotepec with Moors and Christians dance, mole, and pulque; August 10, the feast of San Lorenzo in Chamilpa; August 15, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in Santa Maria Ahuacatilán; September 8, the feast of Our Lady of Miracles in Tlaltenango with important fair that attracts many visitors; and December 12, the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Calvary.

In 1870, a group of young people to have fun, organized a gang that are old boats, shouting and whistling and shouting and dancing in the streets spontaneously, covered his face with handkerchiefs or pieces of fabric and dressed in old torn clothes. This group was given the name "huehuenchis" in Nahuatl word meaning "old with worn and torn clothes."

It was learned to other municipalities, the town of Tlayacapan; realized that this dance not only amused the participants but also the people who watched; therefore became to organize more excitement in 1871, and since then has been held traditionally at the beginning of Lent, or the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of Carnival days, ending on Ash Wednesday.

Later, this event was also organized in Tepoztlan and due to the proximity of Cuernavaca, has achieved much fame. In Tepoztlan type of costume was modified, creating a sort of mockery against the Spaniards, as the outfit symbolizes the clothing worn by those in the colonial era and the masks have beards and mustaches; these dancers are known as "Chinelos".

After Yautepec carnival was organized and in the aforementioned places, including some other villages in the State of Morelos.

They are nationally and internationally famous pottery Cuernavaca and wax products; latter product made of bees and skillfully crafted in whimsical figures; pots and clay objects from San Antón; bark crushed and turned into amate tree with multicolored paintings; bags and baskets of precious woven palm and bright colors; love beads and rare stones; as well as masks and figures of lacquered wood.


Green pip mole, red mole turkey, beef jerky with cheese, sour cream and hot sauce, barbecue mutton and goat, fish mixiotes, tamales, clemole seasoned with wild plums and Cuernavaca style enchiladas.

  It has several tourist attractions such as the Pyramids of Teopanzolco, Cathedral, Palacio de Cortés, the Borda Gardens; Calvary Chapel; the aqueduct of the eighteenth century, the San Antón jump; recreational Chapultepec Park and Dolphins among others.