Morelos is a state in central Mexico with a fascinating indigenous past, intriguing colonial architecture and dynamic culture. Several archaeological sites are located on the outskirts of its thriving towns full of parks and historic buildings. Travel through the state for a glimpse into central Mexican life.
Visit the historic center of the state capital of Cuernavaca for its colonial treasures, museums and parks. Among the highlights is the Borda Garden, with a landscape garden and the Baroque Magna Fountain.
Enjoy the region’s idyllic weather with a picnic in the garden. The municipality is known as the City of Eternal Spring, with warm and sunny days year-round. Expect similar weather across the rest of the state, as it is reasonably close to the equator at a relatively high altitude.
Visit other popular city attractions, such as the Cuernavaca Cathedral and the Palace of Cortés. The Robert Brady Museum is a captivating and varied collection of artistic pieces from around the world put together by an American patron of the arts.
Outside the city, find archaeological sites from the region’s indigenous past. Learn about the Aztecs at the Tepozteco Pyramid near the quaint town of Tepoztlán and the Maya, Teotihuacan and other indigenous peoples at the Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco.
For exciting play, bring your kids to the fun slides and pools of the Six Flags waterpark in the quiet, traditional town of Oaxtepec. Continue the water theme at Las Tazas Thermal Waters and Los Limones Thermal Waters in Cuautla.
Fly to Mexico City, about a 90-minute drive north of Cuernavaca. Get around Morelos with buses and taxis. The state is bordered by Puebla, Guerrero and México.
Enjoy a trip to Morelos with its combination of pre-Columbian centers and modern and cultural hubs.