Places to go!
The Robert Brady Museum shows the collection of the artist, antiquarian, and decorator from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ceramics, antique furniture, sculptures, paintings, and tapestries fill the restored colonial mansion, all beautifully arranged in rooms painted with bright colors. Note that the building numbers on this street are out of order. The museum is just across the street from numbers 21 and 121.
Calle Netzahuacóyotl 4, between Hidalgo and Abasolo, Cuernavaca, Phone: (777) 318-8554, Cost: $2, Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-6
Xochicalco is a well-preserved example of a fortified political, religious and commercial centre from the troubled period that followed the break-up of the great Mesoamerican states such as Teotihuacan, Monte Albán, Palenque and Tikal.
The high taluds of the pyramid bear relief carvings that depict towns that paid tribute to Xochicalco, as well as several seated figures that look Mayan. It has been speculated that Xochicalco may have had artists from other parts of Mesoamerica. Other monuments at the site include several other step-pyramid temples, palaces, three ballcourts, sweat-baths, an unusual row of circular altars, and a cave with steps carved down into it. The site also has some free-standing sculptured stelae. Not as well known as other ruins, it is not unusual for visitors to be part of a small group viewing the site.