This state was where many important historic events took place during the struggle for independence and the revolutionary period. Known as the “state of eternal spring” thanks to its enviable climate, Morelos safeguards thrilling relics of Mexico’s history. Its hidden corners are much-loved by those looking for a profound connection with the country’s origins.
It is named after one of the heroes of Mexican Independence, José María Morelos y Pavón. It is located in the country’s central zone, in the Sierra Madre del Sur and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. It borders with Mexico City, Puebla, and Guerrero. Its climate is mostly warm sub-humid and its annual average temperature is 71°F.
This territory was dominated by the Chichimecas, and the Xochimilcas also settled here, and later, the Tlahuicas. It was they who later founded Cuauhnáhuac, which became Cuernavaca after the arrival of the Spanish. Today, this is the famous “city of eternal spring”, and was chosen by Hernán Cortés as the center of an enormous fiefdom. Furthermore, the 16th century monasteries at the foot of the Popocatépetl Volcano and the Archeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Today this is a place filled with touristic secrets waiting to be discovered, and countless resorts and recreational centers to enjoy.