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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
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Ranked #38 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
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Creel, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful old Monastery on top of a pine forested mountain, with hiking paths around and the most incredible view of Mexico city at night. Amazing sea of lights!!! Also food kiosks with lots of yummy local foods to sample. Be sure to bring a jacket, as it is pretty high and can be breezy. Pretty sure it's close to 10... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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182 reviews 182 reviews
32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This monastery is surrounded by an incredible forest. The building is beautiful and hostess different events. There is traditional food in the premises. If you plan to visit take a jacket, weather can change from the center of the city.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place is a gorgeous old convent, with beautiful gardens and surrounded by the forest. They have different activities and as well as event places if u want to hold an event this could be the perfect location, there are tunnels where u can actually go in and its crazy but i was an awesome experience for me. The people... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Desierto de los Leones is a beautiful forest within the limits of the DF (Mexico City). Best of all it has a wonderful variety of impressive trees with trails to walk around, a nice and clean river with little falls and ponds where kids can play plus the typical crafts stalls, pony rides, a variety of restaurants both of the... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is a big forest like park, most of it w/o infrastructure the have this convent where some monks lived that could really use some maintenance. Lots of people selling Chinese cheap stuff, ate in a little restaurant right outside, it was not very clean, and food was bad.

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anywhere
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175 reviews 175 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

park is excellent for hiking. go up to Cruz blanca and continue uphill. you will see the springs where mexico city gets its water supply from. Water is clean dn you can drink it. there are many trails but the park doesnt have printed information on it unfortunately. Also visit the old convent where most of the people will go

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Queretaro, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

If you want to relax, just go to the Convent and walk through its gardens. They are very nice and clean. You will enjoy it!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

In the middle of a lush forest, may be you will be looking for lions, like I did my first time (desert of lions?). But you will find a jewel of a monastery hidden in the forest, with history, architectural buildings and gardens, and even a small lake to walk about.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

If you are visiting Mexico City for more than the average three days, this might be an interesting day escape. It's a pine forest in the mountains surrounding the city. It is close to nine thousand feet high and the weather changes slightly when you go up there. I definitively recommend you visit the old convent. They have an old... More

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Toluca, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

You can visit that place any day. You can enjoy the clean atmosphere, a lot of giants trees, some birds, a river. Otherwise, you can biking, hiking, jogging, etc. Is close to Mexico City.

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