36 Facts About Cuernavaca


Name Cuernavaca is a euphonism derived from the Nahuatl toponym and means 'surrounded by or close to trees'.

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Cuernavaca has long been a favorite escape for Mexico City and foreign visitors because of its warm, stable climate and abundant vegetation.

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Cuernavaca is host to a large foreign resident population, including large numbers of students who come to study the Spanish language.

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Cuernavaca was one of the cities of the world nicknamed "City of Eternal Spring".

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Cuernavaca always has been a popular place for people from Mexico City to escape the city.

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Cuernavaca asked to marry the daughter of the ruler of Tlalnahuatl but was rejected.

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Credit for the conquest of Cuernavaca is given to Acamapichtli in the Mendocino Codex, but later writings cite Itzcoatl, or even Moctezuma I, as the conqueror.

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Agustin de Iturbide's army passed through Cuernavaca to fight Vicente Guerrero in 1820 and came through again in 1821, as the head of the Ejercito Trigarante.

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Between 1827 and 1829, Cuernavaca was a district of this state.

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In 1834, Ignacio Echevarria and Jose Maria Tornel drafted the Plan of Cuernavaca, which permitted Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to disregard the laws protecting church property, exile Valentin Gomez Farias, reopen the university, and dissolve the tribunal that was set to convict Anastasio Bustamante for the assassination of Vicente Guerrero.

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Cuernavaca moved his government to Cuernavaca, reorganized it, and named a junta to elect an interim president.

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In 1877, under Governor Carlos Pacheco, the Toluca-Cuernavaca highway was built and a rail connection created between Cuernavaca and Mexico City.

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In 1891, the Diocese of Cuernavaca was established by Pope Leo XII, comprising the entire state of Morelos, with Hipolito Vera as the first bishop of Cuernavaca.

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On May 21, 1911, Cuernavaca was evacuated by government troops, leaving the entire state in rebel hands.

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Wealthy North Americans and Europeans established secondary residences in Cuernavaca and took long vacations there or frequently traveled back and forth, while servants maintained the haciendas in their absence.

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For example, when the American designer, Michael van Beuren fled Germany with members of Bauhaus, where he was practicing his profession, he took up residence at the vacation hacienda of his parents in Cuernavaca, and stayed permanently, establishing his factory nearby and raising his family there.

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In 1956, Erich Fromm founded the Sociedad Mexicana de Psicoanalisis and from his house in Cuernavaca promoted new ideas in the field of psychiatry, incorporating Zen Buddhism and "communal psychoanalytic studies".

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Cuernavaca instituted a curfew and possible arrest for 36 hours for violators during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.

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Cuernavaca Cathedral is the main church of what was the monastery of the Third Order of the Franciscans, called La Asuncion, that dates back to the 16th century.

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Hacienda de San Antonio Atlacomulco is located south of the Cuernavaca and was established by Hernan Cortes as one of the first sugar plantations in Mexico.

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The emperor used this property as one of his residences in Cuernavaca, and according to rumor, to enjoy the company of a certain beautiful Indian woman.

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David Alfaro Siqueiros House and Studio in Cuernavaca, was donated to “the people of Mexico” by David Alfaro Siqueiros.

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Parque lineal Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca is a bicycle path that follows the former rail line between Av.

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Cuernavaca has two private golf courses: Club de Golf Tabachines located near the expressway and Club de Golf de Cuernavaca located a few blocks south of downtown.

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Cuernavaca was born on November 20, 1937, and several of his works are on display throughout the city.

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Cuernavaca has been a getaway, especially for the well-to-do, since Aztec times.

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Cuernavaca was the setting of Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano written in 1947.

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Cuernavaca became the host of the CIDOC in 1961, a Catholic institution that indoctrinated priests from developed countries before they were deployed elsewhere in Latin America.

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Cuernavaca's lived in her sister's home, Marguerite Wenner-Gren, wife of Swedish millionaire Axel Wenner-Gren who owned a hacienda in Rancho Cortes.

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Cuernavaca's move was arranged by David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan Bank.

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Cuernavaca has attracted Hollywood production with parts of the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid being shot in Tlayacapan north of the city, and parts of the classic 1979 comedy The In-Laws, starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, being filmed there.

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Cuernavaca is composed of 12 towns: Acapantzingo, Ahuatepec, Amatitlan, Buenavista del Monte, Chamilpa, Chapultepec, Chipitlan, Ocotepec, San Anton Analco, Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Tetela del Monte, and Tlaltenango.

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The city of Cuernavaca is located in the southern portion of the area of the municipality.

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The springs in Cuernavaca are: Los Atzingo, el tunel de Santa Maria, Sanguijuela, Huitzilac, Axomulco, and Chapultepec.

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Cuernavaca has a tropical savanna climate with temperatures that are moderated by its altitude.

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Cuernavaca has a long tradition of schools that teach Spanish to foreigners.

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