Cuernavaca

The capital city of the state of Morelos has stood out as a multicultural, tourist destination of great natural beauty. Since pre-Hispanic times, the Tlahuicas made it their center of operations and today, the Teopanzolco Archaeological Zone is witness to that greatness. Hernán Cortés made it the headquarters of the Oaxaca marquisate, from where he organized some of his conquest expeditions and built the Palacio de Cortés, one of the oldest non-religious buildings in America. The Franciscan friars erected a short distance away, the convent of Our Lady of the Assumption, recognized as a World Heritage Site, by UNESCO. As part of the Camino Real that connected Mexico City with the Port of Acapulco, Cuernavaca became a city of importance. Later, Don José de la Borda, one of the most important miners of the viceroyalty, built a rest house, currently known as El Jardín Borda. In one of his many trips around the world, the famous naturalist, Alexander Von Humboldt, said that in Cuernavaca "spring seemed to have no end", a statement that derived in the nickname that accompanies it to this day: The City of the Eternal Spring. Maximilian and Carlota of Habsburg contributed to the cosmopolitan air of the city, since it was designated as the summer city of the emperors, causing the visit of many personalities in the second half of the XNUMXth century.

After the Zapatista occupation of the city, its cosmopolitan air was strengthened with the presence of personalities such as the United States Ambassador, Dwight W. Morrow, the artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the collector Robert Brady or the aristocrat John Edward Spencer . Each and every one of them left their mark, either for their work, or for spaces that are today historical monuments or museums.