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.


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