Just one hour from Mexico City, you'll find the "Chilangos" favorite destination spot: Cuernavaca. Known as the City of Eternal Spring, it is the ideal place to spend the perfect weekend with your partner.
The most central hotel in Cuernavaca is Las Casas B + B Boutique Hotel. Being in the heart of the city makes it the ideal choice for staying and to explore all the main attractions that this city has to offer.
Cuerna (as the locals call it) is the second city with more pools in the world (just behind Los Angeles, California), so the ideal plan could be to spend the day swimming in one of them. However, the city’s appeal goes beyond. It is also a place full of history, water parks, pre-Hispanic temples, museums, restaurants, spas, and much more!
Here is our guide on "what to do in
Cuernavaca' with all the tips & recommendations you need to know, so you can enjoy your visit to the fullest!
"If you only visit one museum in Cuernavaca – make it this one!" exclaims the expat blog, Viva Cuernavaca!
The Robert Brady Museum is on Netzahualcoyotl Street behind the Cathedral and occupies the building known as the Casa de la Torre, formerly part of the Cathedral. In 1960, the U.S. artist and oil billionaire, Robert Brady purchased & transformed it into his home. Brady lived in Cuernavaca for 24 years after a spell in Venice where he met best friend Peggy Guggenheim. Still, his collections range from Papua New Guinea and India to Haiti and South America.
The Brady museum contains the original “Self-portrait with monkey” painted by Frida Kahlo. Other works are by artists such as Diego Rivera, Miguel Cobarruvias, Pelegrín Clavé, María Izquierdo, and Rufino Tamayo, as well as Brady’s own paintings (check out his spot-on portrait of his friend Peggy Guggenheim).
The collection occupies fourteen rooms of the old house, which has been kept mostly the way it was when Brady died in 1986.
Las Casas B+B is a proud sponsor of the Brady museum & sponsorship comes with certain privileges that we are happy to pass on to you! If you are interested in a guided tour, we can try to arrange that. Just let us know!
You can walk to the Robert Brady Museum from the Las Casas B + B hotel as we are located just a block and a half away.
The Cuernavaca home / studio of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros has now been renovated and converted into one of the city’s finest new museums and cultural production centers.
It has a permanent exhibition of murals by Siqueiros, as well as a program of temporary exhibitions, guided tours and workshops. It is the headquarters of the International Residence Program and the School of Art Criticism.
La Tallera is just a 10-minute drive from Las Casas B + B Boutique Hotel.
Just a 5-minute walk or 2-minute drive from Las Casas B + B Boutique Hotel! The Juan Soriano Cultural Center and Museum located in Cuernavaca was created to house the work of maestro Soriano, one of the most influential Hispanic-American artists of the 20th century and It also serves as a platform for creatives from Morelos and the rest of the country.
Cuernavaca's beautiful & brand new museum of modern art ! Don't miss the the incredible installation "Claro Oscuro" by acclaimed Mexican artist & sculptor Javier Marin. A not to be missed show on site until January 2020.
Gardens of Mexico. The largest flower garden in the world is only a 30 minutes drive from the Las Casas B + B hotel.
37 hectares of contemplation themed gardens with a multitude of natural themes that include impressive installations of Japanese and Italian themed gardens.
We are literally in front of this beauty! Cross the street from Las Casas B + B Hotel, and you will be in the oldest preserved civil structure of the colonial era in the continental Americas; Almost 500 years! This building began as a fortified residence of Mr. Conqueror himself: Hernán Cortés & now it's a museum. Here you can find, among many historical pieces, the incredible mural of the famous Mexican painter (Of Frida Khalo fame) Diego Rivera: "History of Morelos, Conquest & Revolution."
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon, and admission costs 60 pesos.
Established in 1525 by the first 12 Franciscan friars who arrived in Mexico. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. Initially built for the evangelization efforts of indigenous peoples after the Spanish conquered the Aztec Empire. The monastery began to function as the parish church of the city and by the end of the 19th century; it was elevated to the rank of cathedral. In 1957 a renovation project brought to light a 400 square meter mural that tells the story of Felipe de Jesus and twenty-three missionaries who were crucified in Japan. You cannot miss the recently opened (2018) Museum of Sacred Art, focused on religious and vice regal art.
You can reach this beautiful cathedral by walking, as it is only two blocks away from Hotel Las Casas B + B.
Elected by the emperors of Mexico Maximilian of Habsburg and his wife Charlotte as their summer residence in 1865. Here, the emperors offered spectacular gala receptions, fetes & sumptuous dinners for the wealthy people in Mexico.
With abundant vegetation, beautiful fountains, and a small lake that you can paddle by canoe, is worth the 2-block walk from Las Casas B+B Boutique Hotel.
The entrance fee is 30 pesos.
In 1941, Calderón opened Las Estacas to tourists as a spa day and rural ranch. The nature reserve has been a protected area since 1998. We recommend taking a day trip.
Las Estacas is a 45-minute drive from Las Casas B + B Hotel.
Cuernavaca has beautiful golf courses where you can practice your swing, but the most recommended by our own customers is Tabachines. Simply dial "0" and our reception staff can connect you to the golf course of your choice.
The Tabachines Golf Club is a 10-minute drive from Las Casas B + B Hotel.
Teopanzolco is a Nahuatl word, which means "The place of the ancient Temple." The original inhabitants of Cuernavaca were the Tlahuicas, a subgroup of the Nahuatl culture. These beautiful pyramids stand out in the middle of the city and are now framed by the acclaimed Teopanzolco Cultural Center.
The Pyramids of Teopanzolco are just a 10-minute drive from Las Casas B + B Hotel.
The ancient city of Xochicalco is an impressive archeological site located just 30 minutes from Hotel Las Casas B + B. The place was inhabited approximately between 200 and 900 A.D. The highlights of the excavated city include an excellent museum, the Acropolis, the game Ball, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent and the Observatory.
According to the myth, Tepoztlán is the birthplace more than 1200 years ago of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god widely worshiped in ancient Mexico. The city is a popular tourist destination famous for its pyramidal temple built on the top of "El Tepozteco" mountain, its handicraft market, Temazcales and supposed UFO sightings.
Tepoztlán is the hippie sister of Cuernavaca and is only 30 minutes drive from Hotel Las Casas B + B.
Raft Mexico is the leading Adventure Tourism company in Morelos; They offer unique and unforgettable experiences through activities in contact with nature, such as rafting, kayaking, hiking, climbing, rappelling, caving & canyoning.
The Palmira chapel in Cuernavaca (Mexico) is one of the most famous works of the architect Felix Candela. "The dude of the shells" Built in 1959.
Admire it in person just 10 minutes from Hotel B + B!
The first Six Flags Hurricane Harbour water park outside the United States is here in Morelos, on Oaxtepec, to be exact, & is the closest water park to CDMX. Hurricane Bay, Twister, and the new King Cobra are just some of the slides and attractions you'll find here. Only 50 minutes from Las Casas B + B.
We recommend that you plan to spend the day there and then come back for a nap and join us later in the evening at our House restaurant for a cozy and relaxing dinner.
Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. at 6 p.m.