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    Waterfall

    by SrdjanJovanovic Written Nov 20, 2005

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    They call it cascada,and it is located on the other side of the city then piramides,but it is worth of going.This is the highest waterfall in Mexico,and it has beautifful stairs around it,very beautiful.When you go,you will come on the bridge,and sudenly you find out that you are above waterfall.Well,here is it how it looks like.

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    BARRANCA AMANALCO

    by mtncorg Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Bridge over the Amanalco - only upper half showing

    Just east of the city center lies this deep wooded canyon. Cuernavaca has developed an elevated trail, suspended about halfway up the canyon walls. The path begins just below - to the east of - the El Calvario church and proceeds first through a stepped garden built to resemble, symbolically, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The garden was built during the Porfiriato. Following the gardens, the path drops into the canyon proper and goes under the graceful arch of a very tall stone bridge, which was Cuernavaca's first - also built by order of Diaz. The path continues winding down through the almost jungle canyon, hanging roots drape down into the deep canyon; larger roots holding canyon walls as they descend 100 meters into the creek below. It is hard to imagine that you are in the middle of a city of a million people.

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    TEMPLO DE LA ASUNCION DE MARIA

    by mtncorg Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Templo de la 3rd Orden de San Francisco

    Built in a high-walled fortress, the cathedral of Cuernavaca stands built on a grand scale to impress and intimidate the natives. It was one of the first Christian missions to Mexico being started in 1526. The cathedral was a center for missionary work to Asia and one of the frecos was supposedly painted by an early Japanese convert. Two smaller churches occupy the northern corners of the compound, the 18th century Templo de la Tercera Orden de San Francisco (started in 1723) and the late 19th century Capilla del Carmen.

    The cathedral compound is across the street (Morelos) from the Jardin Borda - an 18th century garden and residence for one of the leading silver mine owners of Taxco. The Jardin Borda was also the summer residence of Maximilian and Carlota during their ill-fated stay in Mexico. On the southeastern edge of the compound is the Museo Robert Brady, a museum occupying his former home. It contains his vast collections of folk arts from around the world. Sunday and Monday closed, you are accompanied by one of the guides as you visit who are very informative.

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    Piramides - view

    by SrdjanJovanovic Updated Nov 20, 2005

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    This is view from the top of piramide.In the distance you can see some volcano,I think it is Popocatepetl,but I am not sure.There was no one to ask around,and my spanish is not perfect,so I couldnt find out.

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    Salto de San Anton

    by leffe3 Updated Mar 10, 2006

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    Less than 1 km from the centre of the city is the Salto de San Anton. This 40 metre waterfall, situated in the the village renowned for its pottery, is a lovely little spot, and a walkway has been built so that you can actually walk behind the waterfall.

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    Cathedrals and Chapels

    by jenn_d Written Jan 21, 2004

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    The cathedral as seen from the castle

    Just up the road from Castilla de Cortes lies the cathedral square which is protected by a large stone wall. The 16th century cathedral is distinguished by it's bell tower and should not be confused with the two smaller chapels on the same grounds.

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    Take in the View

    by jenn_d Updated Feb 17, 2004

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    Find a high point in town on a clear day and you might be lucky enough to see two of Mexico'' most famous volcanos looming in the distance.

    The previous days rains provided me with a stunning view of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl.

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    PALACIO DE CORTES-MUSEO DE CUAUHNAHUAC

    by mtncorg Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Cortes' Palace from the Zocalo

    This big block-styled fortress was built between 1522 and 1532 at the base of an earlier native pyramid. Cortes lived here until 1540, when he returned to Spain, dying in 1547. It was lived in by his descendants for many years after and then had many different uses, mainly as government offices until the recent building of the impressive Palacio del Gobierno was built on the west side of the zocalo. Today, Cortes' palace is home to the Museo de Cuauhnahuac - two floors of exhibits: the first floor devoted to the pre-Conquest cultures of Mexico and the second floor cover the Conquest to today. A mural by Diego Rivera is on the balcony showing the oppression that characterized Mexico from the Conquest to the Revolution. The museum is open 10AM to 5PM but closed on Monday.

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    IGLESIA DEL CALVARIO

    by mtncorg Updated Nov 17, 2003

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    Front of the Church of El Calvario

    Sitting behind the shrine of El Calvario - a shrine dating back to 1538 - the church is of more recent construction, 1900. Together with the shrine, they are an important place of reunion for pilgrims on their journey to Chalma, a center and river of miracles.

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    Tepoztlan, Magic town and ceremonial center

    by patricia1.nunez Updated Apr 13, 2009

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    This place is some of those little towns stucked in time...stoned streets, all colors from handcrafts all the way to The Tepozteco mountain that dominates views from Tepoztlán,fresh air, great smells...and the Tepoztlan pyramid welcoming you at the end of your climb,,make sure you wear tennis shoes as the climb to the top is around an hour, 45 min if great physical condition..after a long way all fatigue will dissapear with the majestic view from the view...The church patio and atrium is so different from other and the market outside is fenomenal..the plaza with it´s Kiosko is so vivid..Must see..

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    teopanzolco ruins

    by patricia1.nunez Written Apr 13, 2009

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    This little archeological site, worth a visit especially cause you dont have to drive much , is within the city,,, believe it or not , the day i went i felt so tired and with no energy at all as the day was hot and I was hungry.. as soon as i climbed the main pyramid i felt super charged,, was a very extrange feeling... the panorama is great from there even though this pyramid was not really tall, according to the info provided in site.. seems that the place had big potential on growing up and be a relly important city for the Tlahuicas (indigenous who lived there) tour wont last more than an hour

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    The Cathedral

    by chris_i79 Written Mar 19, 2003

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    The Cathedral can be seen from many locations in the city. It is quite big and has many garden and statues in the courtyard for you to marvel at. Inside, as with all churches I saw in Mexico, it is decorated beautifully.
    You can climb up to the roof and the bell tower for a small fee (couple of Peso´s forget exactly how much) each day.

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    Brady Museum

    by JeSuisJill Updated Jan 17, 2006

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    You'd have to go onlie to do the REAL research on this place. In short, American guy (from the midwest) studies art, lives in New York, Europe and acquires an extensive collection of some of the worlds greatest art pieces (including Mexican folk art) and settles in Mexico.

    What I loved about this museum is that its a fantastic house with a courtyard, swimming pool, lovely decorated rooms and baths. He had eclectic taste and really KNEW how to show and live among his pieces.

    I HIGHLY recommend it!

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    Museo Robert Brady

    by jeh24 Written Dec 15, 2004

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    The Museo Robert Brady (Robert Brady Musuem) is so cool. It's a very eclectic art museum that was once the home of American Robert Brady. I forget Robert Brady's background and how he came to live in Cuernavaca.

    The museum is incredible. It's a very eclectic colorful collection of artifacts collected from all over the world. The architecture is fascinating as well.

    Unfortunately, you're not allowed to take pictures inside the museum and I didn't buy the book that details the museum in the gift shop. I regret it now. I intend to go back and visit this museum sometime in the future. It is truly one of the most amazing museums that I have ever visited.

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    Salto de San Anton

    by kcrismier Updated Oct 11, 2003

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    One of many parks and gardens in Cuernavaca. I especially enjoyed this one because of the basalt rock face. Basalt forms itself into hexagonal columns when lava flows and cools in a certain way. You can see this type of rock formation in several places around the world (including N. Ireland and and E. Washington State), but these were the first that I have seen that were jutting out of a cliff. Pretty neat looking.

    Nice pathways and stairs to climb. Nice jungle atmosphere in the middle of a bustling city. About a 20 minute walk from the zocalo.

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