Casa Mariposa Blanca or House of the White Butterfly was once part
of the XVI century Franciscan monastery, belonging to the Cathedral
of Cuernavaca. This Cathedral was one of the first cathedrals
erected in the New Spain by the Spanish conquistadors. Many original
features of the colonial times are present in this house, from
floors, stairs to niches, tiles, doors and chimneys. Family Treviño
(present owners) have maintained the charm of this house by
furnishing it with typical Mexican furniture, handicrafts,
paintings, antiques and lots of flower pots and greenery.
The house is located right in the middle of the historic centre of
Cuernavaca on a small cobbled street, recently renamed after a local
painter: Calle Jorge Cazares. This street is closed to vehicles and
only the cars of the bishop and residents of Casa Mariposa Blanca
are allowed through. The house faces south and is in between of the
Bishop’s residence and the well-known Brady Museum. In front of the
house is a small park called: Jardin Revolucion.