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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: North America

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Mexico 8: Cuernavaca - City of Eternal Spring

Mexico  8: Cuernavaca - City of Eternal Spring

Welcome to Cuernavaca, the capital of the state of Morelos and world famous for its temperate climate. The Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes founded this city in the 1500s, and his former palace is now the city's museum. The Cathedral, built in the 16th century by Franciscan monks, rises above the city's skyline. Its simple and austere interior complements the Gothic architecture and the fortress-like quality of the building, and the open air chapel outside the Cathedral is part of the original structure. Part of the monastery became the home of American millionaire Robert Brady in the 1960s and now houses an extensive art collection highlighted by the painting, "Self-Portrait with Monkey" by Frida Kahlo. Las Estacas Park is another attraction to visit. This ecological reserve is a peaceful sanctuary within the city, where you can enjoy many different types of water activities. Just outside Cuernavaca is one of Mexico's most important archeological sites, Teopanzolco. This was a major trading center for Indian tribes and a cultural capital of Mesoamerica for 200 years. We visit the Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent and see the carvings that were integral to the Mesoamerican calendar. Another attraction outside the city is the ultimate eco-adventure: white-water rafting! We learn the basics of this thrilling sport before rafting down the Amacuzac River. Back in the city, our final attraction is a relaxing spa experience at the Hosteria Las Quintas, the perfect ending to an exciting visit. 04/10DE IJSCA 30 min.





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