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Add ancient ruins and lakes to your to-do list

From the Gothic Mudéjar exterior of Palacio de Cortés to the fascinating carvings throughout Pirámide de Xochicalco, there are plenty of mesmerizing historic sites to explore near Radisson Hotel Cuernavaca. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Let the kids expend energy at Papalote Museo del Niño, featuring hands-on exhibits that focus on art, science and technology, or head to Parque Ecológico Chapultepec to interact with animals, see a show at the planetarium or pose for a photo in front of a waterfall. Guests also enjoy stepping back in time at Zona Arqueológica de Teopanzolco and sunbathing or swimming at Lago de Tequesquitengo.

Archaeological sites:

  • Pirámide de Xochicalco (19 km)
    Take time to admire the intricacies of the sculpture reliefs carved in the sides of this monument located on a pre-Columbian archaeological site.
    Phone: +52 (737) 374-3090
  • Zona Arqueológica de Teopanzolco (21 km)
    Don't miss this archaeological site, where you can explore 14 buildings, including the main building that houses two temples.
    Phone: +52 (777) 314-1284

Architectural beauties:

  • Palacio de Cortés (18 km)
    Built in the 16th century, this colonial-era palatial structure includes the Cuauhnáhuac Regional Museum, which features multiple levels of exhibits detailing the history of the area.
    Phone: +52 (777) 312-8171
  • Hacienda de Atlacomulco (45 km)
    Another 16th-century site, the hacienda is known for its intricate engravings on masonry walls that depict conquistadors. Don’t miss the lush gardens and water features.

Family fun:

  • Museo de Arte Indígena Contemporáneo (19 km)
    Roam the halls of this museum to view contemporary works of art, attend a lecture or enjoy a bite to eat in the on-site café.
    Phone: +52 (777) 310-5700
  • Papalote Museo del Niño (21 km)
    Learn about science, art and technology at this family-focused attraction that offers an array of hands-on exhibits plus water features and a children's outdoor play area.
    Phone: +52 (777) 310-3848
  • Parque Ecológico Chapultepec (22 km)
    Fun for everyone, this 27-acre park offers a reptile house, a planetarium and a waterfall. During your visit, don't miss the spider monkey habitat and the aviary.
    Phone: +52 (777) 100-0589
  • Jardines de México (29 km)
    Find calm at this attraction that features aromatic gardens, a restaurant and an area for live performances.
    Phone: +52 (777) 333-0140
  • Lago de Tequesquitengo (36 km)
    Feed your need for adventure at this nearby lake, where you can dive, water-ski or take a hot-air balloon ride.


  • Universidad del Valle de México (8 km)
    With academic areas that include art, law and business, UVM welcomes students from around the world. Take a tour of the campus during your stay in Cuernavaca.
    Phone: +01 (777) 362-3939
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (16 km)
    Well-known throughout Latin America as the home of the Borregos Salvajes (wild rams), Tec serves more than 89,000 students seeking both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8358-2000