Known as “The City of the Eternal Spring”, Cuernavaca, Morelos, is the chosen destination for many city residents, due to its closeness with Mexico City. The quietness you can breathe in each of its spots and, of course, the pleasant warm temperature it enjoys most of the year (21º C). Only 85 kilometers away from Mexico City, the capital city of Morelos has been adopted as an amusement and relaxation location for almost everybody who has known it, from Aztec emperors and conquerors to princes, artists and a great deal of retirees. Its landscapes, full of colors and fragrances come from to the flowering of bugambilias, jacarandas, African tulips, lilies, jasmine, tabachines and daisies.
Beautiful plazas and colonial buildings, all full of history, form the Historic Centre of Cuernavaca, which shows off the Cathedral atrium, where the first “pastorela” in the country was performed.
In Ocotepec, a town near Cuernavaca, the “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead) has great significance. A great flow of visitors from all states and other countries visit this town’s cemetery to admire the “ofrendas” placed on the altars.
The Spring Fair is another important celebration in Cuernavaca, which is celebrated in March and includes gastronomic tours, state craftsmanship sales and music, dance, theatre and plastic arts exhibitions.