Because Cuauhnanahuac (Nahuatl for Cuernavaca) was the holidayresort of choice for centuries, it is not only fantastic residences like Hernán Cortés’s palace that can be found here. Its parks and squares, street landscaping, museums and religious buildings are also ‘state of the art’. A visit to the open chapel San Felipe de Jesús designed by Félix Candela is the excuse to escape the bustle of Mexico City for a while.
In 2012, the young promise Frida Escobedo transformed the house and studio of art and politics activist David Alfaro Siqueiros into a new museum and cultural centre. Both volumes, swathed in an enigmatic texture and at the same time thrown open to a plaza for together being, offer a surprising view of Siqueiros’s modus operandi and life.