CICU

Homestay and Spanish Lessons

Cuernavaca, State of Morelos, Mexico

 

 

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CUERNAVACA WALKING TOUR
THE CATHEDRAL. Franciscan ex-Monastery, built between the years 1529 and 1552 by the first monks who arrived from Spain in 1524. PALACIO DE CORTES. The first house of "The Conquistador" Hernán Cortés was built in 1532-now a historical 30 room museum with a dramatic Diego Rivera mural. 

BORDA GARDENS. Cultural pursuits begin at the 18th Century Borda Gardens for art, films, concerts, fiestas, puppet shows and other public events. It was Maximilian and Carlota's house in the 19th Century.

THE BASILICA DE GUADALUPE It is the most venerated shrine in Mexico, for it was here, in December, 1531 that the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared three times in the guise of an Indian princess, to the Indian Juan Diego and imprinted her portrait on his cloak. The cloak is preserved, set in gold, and moved the new Basilica. The huge and impressive modern Basilica holds over 20,000 people.

TAXCO is a colonial gem, with steep, twisting, cobbled streets and many picturesque buildings. The first silver shipped to Spain came from the mines of Taxco. José de la Borda made and spent three fortunes here in the 18th Century. He founded the present town and built the magnificent twin-towered rose-colored parish church of Santa Prisca, which soars above everything but the mountains. The main central area is full of shops and shopping tourists. Vendors will bargain and cheap silver items can often be found. By law must stamp real silver defined as 0.925 pure, stamped somewhere on the item with the number 925. The processions during Holy Week are spectacular.

ECOTOURS You will enjoy nature in our State of Morelos. We organize tours to our State's surroundings such as old "haciendas" and ranchs to relax and taste traditional food.

MEXICO CITY'S - NACIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY houses a vast collection illustrating pre-conquest Mexican culture. It has an immense patio shaded by a gigantic concrete mushroom, 4,200 square meters -the world's largest concrete expanse supported by a single pillar. THE CATHEDRAL is the oldest and largest in Latin America and was finished in 1813. Behind the Cathedral are the Aztec ruins of the main temple (Templo Mayor), discovered in 1978.COYOACAN is the oldest part of Mexico City and one of the best preserved, with buildings from the 16th to 19th Centuries. Culturally, it is one of the most lively parts of Mexico City it was the town of Frida Kahlo Read more...

 

 

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Cuernavaca, Morelos. Mexico
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