Sunday, December 14, 2008

Palacio de Cortés In Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca is about sixty kilometres South of Mexico City and was the home of the conquistador Hernan Cortez. He built his Palace on top of the ruins of an important Aztec site as a symbol of his dominance over the conquered territory.

The building is now the Museo Cuauhnahuac, named for the Aztec site he built on. It is an amazing place that one could take all day to examine. We only spent a couple hours but I took Many photos. Flash was not permitted but the light was good. One wall is a mural by the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.







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