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Cuernavaca is the Capital City of the State of Morelos, Mexico. Located only 45 minutes from Mexico City (one hour and thirty minutes from the international airport) by the way of the Mexico - Acapulco expressway. Actually world-wide known as "The City of Eternal Spring" due to its excellent template climate with an annual average of 20° C.
The ancient name of Cuernavaca is "Cuauhnahuac" in Nahuatl which means "Place near or by the side of the groove". Founded seven centuries ago almost a mile high in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Today the pyramid of Teopanzolco rises in a residential neighborhood; a half-hour from where Mesoamerican high priests at Xochicalco studied astronomy in 600 A.D. and arranged the calendar. There remain other vestiges from pre-Hispanic times such as a 14 ton. engraved stone called Chimalli, the great lizard carved in stone found at San Anton and the Chapultepec Eagle, only to name a few.
Until 1910, the state of Morelos was the third major sugar cane producer world wide, after Hawaii and Puerto Rico, but peasants slaved without hope on the enormous sugar cane haciendas.
When the Mexican Revolution began, most haciendas were burned to the ground. Some of them have been restored as luxury hotels.
Cuernavaca is a modern tropical city that hosts a score of scientific research institutes, and industrial park with over one hundred industries, seventeen universities and extensions of the National University in Mexico City, and a global assortment of retires diplomats, business executives and government officials.
This casual city also attracts people who seek a sunny place for creative or intellectual inquiry where they can find cultural stimulation and spirited conversations. Residents have included Erich Fromm, Diego Rivera, Carlos Fuentes, Helen Hayes, Malcolm Lowry, Ivan Illich, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Barbara Hutton, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, to name a few.
Cuernavaca has also been established as an international learning center for Mexico's Language, Culture and history. At present, there are prestigious Spanish schools devoted to the high academic standards and strict ethical code of teaching Spanish, art and culture from Mexico and Latin America to foreigners.
The city is filled with gardens, tennis courts, spa's, golf courses, bathing resorts, restaurants and fine hotels offering every commodity.
Within a 40 km radius, sports like water-skiing, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and mountain climbing can be practiced.
Main Cuernavaca tourism attractions:
Near Cuernavaca there are interesting ruins of old sugar cane factories, like the Hacienda de Atlacomulco, which used to belong to Hernan Cortes and the Hacienda de Temixco, which is now converted into a bathing resort with 5 large swimming pools.
Cuernavaca is a central geographic point from which many tourism attractions can easily be reached. The pyramid of Teotihuacan, the ancient Toltec city (90 min.); the colonial city of Puebla (150 min.); Taxco, the silver city (90 min.); the lake of Tequesquitengo (30 min.); the illuminated caverns of Cacahuamilpa (60 min.); the pyramids of Xochicalco (30 min.); the spas of Ixtapan de la Sal (90 min.); the village of Tepoztlan (30 min.); and the resort center of Oaxtepec (45 min.). For all those who wish to go to Acapulco, it is less than a 3 hours away.
For entertainment there are in Cuernavaca plenty of nightclubs, bars and discotheques.
Main Fairs and feasts in Cuernavaca:
• Morelos State •
| Amacuzac | Coatlan del Rio | Cuautla | Cuernavaca - Capital City | Huitzilac | Jojutla | Miacatlan |
| Puente de Ixtla | Temixco | Tepoztlan | Tequesquitengo | Tlaltizapan | Tlaquiltenango |
| Tlayacapan | Xochicalco Archaeological Site | Xochitepec | Yautepec, Oaxtepec and Cocoyoc |
| Other Towns: Villa de Ayala, Jantetelco, Jonacatepec, Tepalcingo and Axochiapan |
| The Convents Route: (Tlayacapan, Yecapixtla, Ocuituco, Tetela del Volcan, Zacualpan de Amilpas, Temoac) |
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