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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

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Address: Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
Phone Number: 5558141171
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A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.

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For a morning date :-)

I went there with my wife for breakfast and the spend sometime around. Tips - U will be asked for a contribution in cash at the main park entry (10-20 pesos is ok) - Dine in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jairo S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my wife for breakfast and the spend sometime around. Tips - U will be asked for a contribution in cash at the main park entry (10-20 pesos is ok) - Dine in the monastery restaurant is very good but $$$ and only cash. There are other cheaper options outside but cash only and more local little... More 

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Thank Jairo S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Located in the Sierra de las cruces mountain range - about a 35 min drive from the city ( san pedro de los pinos ) area. A wonderland - a nirvana - a secret garden to discover ! AMAZING! We have been going here for 20 years - once every year we visit Mexico city - and I always discover... More 

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Thank heidi D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

El Desierto de los Leones is a very nice park in Cuajimalpa, it´s about 45 minutes from where I was staying in Colonia Roma Norte. I liked the park a lot, the park itself is well maintained and the entrance fee to the monastery and the back of the park is not hight, it think it was 15 pesos per... More 

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Thank Viajantesinrumbo0488
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

You can reach the park by combi, take the combi at Cuajimalpa garden, direction to La Venta or Desierto de los Leones. There is not cost to get in the park, when you arrive you will find a lot of restaurants with typical mexican food (I highly recommend mushrooms soup, green enchiladas and don't forget to try pulque). We arrived... More 

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Thank LuciferianJ
mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A little far from the center of the city. It is beautiful tree covered park like area where once there was a religious center.... with a chapel, quarters for priests to pray and study, and other artifacts of that 200-400 year old place. Due to the forest of trees some find it a little cold and wet during the cooler... More 

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Thank teddybear1935
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A break from the city noise, this park has an amazing old monastery surrounded by forest and moss. I recommend following the trail along the old wall, and a visit to the trout hatchery. The place is magic.

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Thank 670Mariaga2015
Tlaxcala, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I went to this place for a wedding and I never imagined something like this existed in Mexico City because it's a monastery in the middle of a forest. It really takes you back in time with it's beautiful architecture and gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

On certain days of the week, the monastery offers a spooky fun night visit with tales and legends told by 'monks' Unfortunately for our friends from outside Mexico only in Spanish. Even tough worth a visit. The tour starts at 21:00 and lasts about 1:30 hours. No lights, no flashes, only the candles that the monks carry. You are leaded... More 

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Savannah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A short drive from the center of town and you are in another world. The air is crisp and clean, and the pine forest is majestic. We went on a Sunday morning, and had a great hike. There are many trails of all lengths (somehting for everyone). There is a stream that runs throughout and here and there you will... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This is really a magical place, the convent is really very well kept and the forest all around is a great place to just walk around. I would recommend going there just visiting the convent (very cheap) and just walk in the forest, if you follow the paths you won't get lost. The food is also great, so you can... More 

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