This is where the Indians who built Xochicalco lived five hundred years prior to the arrival of the Spaniards; the actual city ... More (later invaded by the Aztecs), was founded by the Tlahuica Indians during the 16th century. The conquistador, Hernán Cortés resided in the city and his son was born there. At the beginning of the 19th century, Father Morelos continued the struggle for independence started by Hidalgo, and during the Mexican Revolution, Cuernavaca saw Emiliano Zapata?s fight for land rights.
Today, all you have to do is drive the 88 km separating Cuernavaca from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City, and you will find yourself in a pleasant, sunny, different climate where you can enjoy the rich color of the bougainvillea and the colorín trees; the river flowing gently through a canyon; the colonial atmosphere of the downtown area and the refreshing waters of its apancles and its natural springs.
Interestingly, the city has for decades been one of the main places where foreigners come to learn Spanish at one of the many language schools. Summer courses, seminars and a wide range of academic activities are held in this semi-tropical and very pleasant climate.
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