Discover Cuernavaca and Taxco with Lunch from Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
- Cuernavaca: Visit “The City of the Eternal Spring” featuring historical landmarks such as the Cuernavaca Cathedral and surrounding 16th-century monastery. You’ll also have time to explore the Morelos and Juarez Gardens.
- Taxco: This city is known for its silver industry. You’ll visit a local silver workshop and the Santa Prisca Church, considered one of the most magnificent in Mexico.
- Lunch and time to explore: Your midday meal is included, and there will be time during the tour for shopping and photo opportunities before returning to Mexico City.
About This Mexico City Tour
At just over 55 miles from Mexico City, Cuernavaca is a popular destination for those looking to get out of the heat of the city. Despite its location in a tropical zone, the temperature hovers around a comfortable 77 degrees year-round – earning it the nickname, “The City of the Eternal Spring.” The city is an ideal spot to see various styles of architecture in different historic structures, including the Palace of Cortes. The palace was completed in 1535, as one of the oldest European-style buildings in the Americas. Today, the structure is home to the Museo Regional Cuauhnáhuac, dedicated to the history and anthropology of the Morelos State.
You’ll have time to wander through the Morelos and Juarez Gardens, which flank the State Government Palace on each side, together forming Cuernavaca’s central square. You’ll also enjoy lunch mid-way through the tour.
The next stop on your tour is Taxco, regarded by many to be the silver capital of Mexico. The downtown is charming, with narrow, paved streets and architecture reminiscent of the Baroque Era in Europe. Here, you’ll visit a silver workshop and the Santa Prisca Church, which is considered to be the most beautiful in all of Mexico. Before going back to Mexico City, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and taking photos.
The Cathedral’s Dual Purpose
Cuernavaca Cathedral was the primary monastery of the Third Order of the Franciscans, a cloister that dates back to the 16th century in Spanish colonial Mexico. The structure is one of many other chapels occupying a large atrium, all of which were constructed over several generations and encompassing diverse architectural styles. The building marked as the Cathedral of Cuernavaca was built by Cortes to handle double duty as a church and fortress: Cannons are mounted above the buttresses to defend against foreign armies.
Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Mexico City hotel, our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.
Lunch is included. Please bring some extra cash for drinks and for those important souvenirs. Taxco is well known for its silver.
This is a moderate activity with approximately three miles of walking over uneven terrain. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Cultural, Walking Tour, Scenic, Shopping
Air-Conditioned Van or Bus.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.
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