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Cuernavaca

(kwārnävä`kä), city (1990 pop. 279,187), capital of Morelos state, S Mexico, in the Cuernavaca Valley. Increasingly a suburb of Mexico City (to the north), Cuernavaca has flour mills and beverage, textile, and cement industries. It is also a popular tourist and health resort. In the city are beautiful churches, monasteries, a 16th-century Franciscan convent, a palace built by Hernán Cortés and decorated with murals by Diego Rivera, and a formal garden that was frequented by Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlotta. Nearby is the Toltec ruin, Xochicalco, built over limestone caves.
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Cuernavaca

 

a city in central Mexico, in the southern part of the Meseta Central, the administrative center of Morelos State. Population, 134,100 (1970). Cuernavaca is linked with Mexico City by a railroad and highway. Industries include food processing, textiles, and silver handicrafts. The city is a mountain climatic resort and a tourist center famous for its colonial architecture. Noteworthy sites include the Aztec pyramid of Teopanzolco with the ruins of two temples, the Franciscan Monastery (mid-16th century), Cortés’ palace (1530–33), and churches and chapels dating from the 16th through the 18th century. There are also 20th-century hotels.

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Cuernavaca

a city in S central Mexico, capital of Morelos state: resort with nearby Cacahuamilpa Caverns. Pop.: 723 000 (2005 est.)
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