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Morelos

Morelos received its name in honour of Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon.

 

Surrounding States: 

N – Mexico and Federal District

E – Mexico and Puebla

S – Puebla and Guerrero

W – Guerrero and Mexico

 

Created:  April 17, 1869                                     State of Morelos within Mexico

State Capital: 

Cuernavaca     1869 – present

 

Highest Point :  17,930 feet  (  5486 metres ) –  Popocatepetl

Lowest Point:  4,921 feet  ( 1500 metres ) – Rio Amacuzac                                                                                           

Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) – Cuernavaca

 

Location:  2 Piso / Calle Rayon and Avenida Galeana

Built:  1955 – 1969

Style:  Spanish Colonial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unkown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is located on the west side of the Plaza de Armas in the centre of Cuernavaca in the Colonia Centro.  Along the east side of the building is the Plaza de Armas ( Zocala ). The three story building has an arched walkway round the ground floor. The building has a tezontle facade and is constructed with red coloured brick and white coloured stone. Above the east front is a parapet with bell above the roof line. The west side of the building was completed in 1967. The building houses the Poder Ejectivo and the Office of the Governor.

 

Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) Cuernavaca

 

 

Location:  Avenida Motamoros 10 / Calle Artega

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is located along the east side of Avenida Motamoros on the south in the centre of Cuernavaca in the Colonia Centro. The two story building has a porch supported by six columns along the ground level. Above is a glassed enclosed porch. The building houses the State Congress ( Honorable Congreso del Estado de Morelos ).

 

Justice Palace (Palacio de Justicia) – Cuernavaca

 

 

Location:  Francisco Leyva 7

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west onto Avenida Francisco Leyva. The building is located in the centre of Cuernavaca in the Colonia Centro. The building is modern concrete and glass construction. On the north is a yellow coloured four story tower with small arches along the fourth floor, and on the south is a recessed three story wing with large windows and overlooking a small park area.  The building houses the Tribunal Superior de Justicia.

 

Federal Justice Palace ( Palacio de Justicia Federal )

 

 

Location:   Avenida Francisco Leyva 1 / Calle Salazar

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is located in the centre of Cuernavaca in the Colonia Centro. The three story building faces west onto Avenida Francisco Leyva. The building is modern concrete and glass construction with five concrete pillars on the ground level.

 

 

Government Palace – Cuernavaca  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Palace – Cuernavaca  

 

 

 

 

Justice Palace – Cuernavaca  

Photos taken 2004