Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City

Location : Mexico City, Mexico
Duration : 12 hours (approx.)

Discover the architectural and cultural delights of Taxco and Cuernavaca on an enriching full-day excursion from Mexico City. Accompanied by a professional guide, explore Taxco, a unique colonial town renowned for its silverworks, and gaze at the majestic 16th-century Santa Prisca Church. Then, stroll the quaint cobbled streets of Cuernavaca as you delve deeper into the region’s fascinating colonial and cultural history, delighting in the magnificent architecture of Cuernavaca’s 16th-century cathedral and admiring the grand structure of Palacio de Cortés.


  • Full-day sightseeing tour to Cuernavaca and Taxco from Mexico City
  • Discover the spectacular Cuernavaca Cathedral and the Palacio de Cortés in Cuernavaca
  • Browse artisan silver markets and see the grand Santa Prisca Church in Taxco
  • Learn about the rich cultural heritage of the area from your professional guide
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Mexico City hotel

What You Can Expect

Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City

After meeting your guide, you will take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, "The City of the Eternal Spring.” Here, you will visit its main landmarks.
See the Cathedral, which is the seat of the Catholic diocese of the same name in Mexico. This building is from the sixteenth century, making it one of the oldest cathedrals in the whole country. Your sightseeing tour continues to the Palacio de Cortés, which Hernán Cortés ordered to be built in the immediate years of Mexico conquest. Finally, you'll visit the monument to Morelos. He was a military insurgent and Mexican patriot, who organized and was the architect of the second stage of the War of Independence of Mexico.

After seeing the best of Cuernavaca, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. During your visit, you will see Santa Prisca, one of Mexico’s grandest churches. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops so you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans.

After a great day out learning more about Mexico, you'll head back to Mexico City

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