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Visitor Information

Cuernavaca's Municipal Tourist Office is at Calle Hidalgo 5, next to the Jardin Morelos (Morelos Garden; tel. 777/314-3920; www.cuernavaca.gob.mx). It's open daily from 9am to 5pm. The Morelos State Tourism Office is located on Av. Morelos Sur 187 (tel. 777/314-3881; www.morelostravel.com). It's open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. There's also a City Tourism kiosk (tel. 777/329-4404) at Morelos Sur 278, beside the El Calvario Church, open daily from 9am to 5pm.

City Layout

 In the center of the city are two contiguous plazas. The smaller and more formal, across from the post office, has a Victorian gazebo (designed by Gustave Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame) at its center. This is the Alameda. The larger, rectangular plaza with trees, shrubs, and benches is the Plaza de Armas. These two plazas are known collectively as the zócalo and form the hub for strolling vendors selling balloons, baskets, bracelets, and other crafts from surrounding villages. It's all easygoing, and one of the great pleasures of the town is hanging out at a park bench or table in a nearby restaurant. On Sunday afternoons, orchestras play in the gazebo. At the eastern end of the Alameda is the Cortez Palace, the conquistador's residence, now the Museo de Cuauhnáhuac.

Note: The city's street-numbering system is extremely confusing. It appears that the city founders, during the past century or so, imposed a new numbering system every 10 or 20 years. An address given as "no. 5" may be in a building that bears the number "506," or perhaps "Antes no. 5" (former no. 5).

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