Cuernavaca & Taxco
After the Conquest of Tenochtitlan, the great conquistador Hernan Cortez decided to reside in Cuernavaca where a grand palace was built for him. Today it houses the Anthropology Museum of the city called Anahuacalli. Independent to all the treasures on exhibit, there are marvelous murals painted by Diego Rivera that U.S. Ambassador Dwight W. Morrow commissioned between 1927-1930.
Taxco is a picturesque colonial mining town, once known as the silver capital of the world, with exceptional colonial architecture and fine silversmiths to discover between cobblestone alley ways. With a rich cultural heritage Taxco has traditional festivals and cultural presentations year round. Programs are tailored to visit some of the country's finest museums, great silversmiths, special cuisine, colonial treasures and much more.
- Fabulous ancient city of Xochicalco
- Easter procession Festivals in Taxco
- XVI century Franciscan masterpieces with unique iconography in situ such as Huejotzingo, Tepeaca and Calpan
- Extraordinary pottery "trees of life" in the small town of Izucar de Matamoros
Things to See and Do
In the City and Suburbs:
- Former home of conquistador Hernan Cortez, the Anahuacalli Museum in Cuernavaca
- World famous Spratling Silver Museum in Taxco
- Beautiful Garden and Cultural Center La Borda in Cuernavaca
- World famous Silver jewelry workshops in Taxco
- Spanish language learning schools in Cuernavaca
The Cathedral of Taxco is considered one of Mexico's Colonial Masterpieces