Catedral De Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca

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Catedral De Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca

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The Palace of Cortés (Spanish: Palacio de Cortés) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, built in 1526, is the oldest conserved colonial-era civil structure in the continental Americas. The architecture is gothic mudejar, typical of the early 16th century colonial architecture. The building began as a fortified residence for conqueror Hernán Cortés and his aristocratic second wife, Doña Juana Zúñiga. It was built in 1526, over a Tlahuica Aztec tribute collection center, which was destroyed by the Spanish during the Conquest. Cortés replaced it with a personal residence to assert authority over the newly conquered peoples. As Cortés’s residence, it reached its height in the 1530s, but the family eventually abandoned it due to on-going legal troubles. In the 18th century, colonial authorities had the structure renovated and used it as a barracks and jail. During the Mexican War of Independence, it held prisoners such as José María Morelos y Pavón. After the war, it became the seat of government for the state of Morelos until the late 20th century, when the state government moved out and the structure was renovated and converted into the current Museo Regional Cuauhnahuac, or regional museum, with exhibits on the history of Morelos.


Overview of Catedral De Cuernavaca

On your visit to Cuernavaca, consider visiting Catedral De Cuernavaca. Don't expect lot of visitors to Catedral De Cuernavaca since it is not a popular tourist spot in Cuernavaca.

Catedral De Cuernavaca is not a popular tourist spot and visitors exploring prime attractions like Casa Ecologica Tanque Amate Sapac and Instituto Del Deporte Y Cultura Fisica Del Estado De Morelos. For more popular attractions visit things to do in Cuernavaca.

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Catedral De Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca Reviews - Write a Review

  • Architectural gem, must visit! Coffee place inside the grounds.

  • Great expirience....

  • Cuernavaca and the surrounding areas are beautiful. The Cathedral is spectacular. The ruins of the original walls surround the church. The ruins reveal architectural detail that leaves one wondering how the early conquistadors were able to construct such an awe inspiring house of worship. Roaming the grounds is a must.

  • On Saturdays a lot of weddings and 15'th birthday events!

  • Pleasant, quiet, historical

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