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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
+52 55 5814 1171
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Hard to get to, but worth it

This is a National Park high in the mountains at the south end of Mexico City. It was originally a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lakeside31
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San Diego, CA
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Nice buildings and gardens

It was very nice weather, so we got to enjoy the whole place, tho they don’t have a lot of spaces... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
MayraCorona
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Mexico City, Mexico
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A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hiking trails” (2 reviews)
“quesadilla” (5 reviews)
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Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
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+52 55 5814 1171
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a National Park high in the mountains at the south end of Mexico City. It was originally a private estate and then a convent. The old convent still stands and for a small price you can wander around. You can see the monks’...More

Thank Lakeside31
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

It was very nice weather, so we got to enjoy the whole place, tho they don’t have a lot of spaces to move around with a stroller, good thing our kid wanted to walk, we a also enjoyed the gardens and the flowers. People were...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The forest is fine and makes for a nice picnic, but most of the region is like this. DdlL is all about the convent which is lovely, old and austere with extensive grounds. A highlight was hearing the monks chanting, unfortunately behind closed doors. Too...More

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Please note that the Parque is NOT in Mexico City as indicated on the map in Tripadvisor! Its outside the city: Google maps and Uber do have the correct location. This is a very nice place to go to when you want to breathe some...More

Thank Esther d
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this place on a Sunday and we discovered that there was a lot of activity specially with families visiting, some people hiking, some people running and a lot of us just walking. They have a couple of stands selling some tacos and some...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful forest. I went on a nature hike there with a couple of friends. It was much colder there in the forest then in Mexico City. The forest itself reminded me very much of North Carolina. We got there late in the...More

Thank dao v
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Up in the hills and surrounded by green forests is this gem. Cooler temperatures, interesting architecture, and great exploring. Finish it up with some great food by the parking area. Friend brought me up here and so glad she did!

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went on Sunday to get breakfast and it was really good, we tried barbacoa tacos and quesadillas de chicharrón in the local restaurants where parking is set. Then we visited the lake and it was a little sad to see that there are no...More

Thank Fernando D
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's difficult nowadays to escape the huge mexico city and this is one of the few places were you can do it. People come here to work out, but you can just go to take a walk or go for some quesadillas

Thank Carlos A
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is an interesting place to visit within driving distance of the Santa Fe part of Mexico City. The monestary and garden are well preserved. We had planned to have lunch at the restaurant in the monestary, but because it was a week day (Wednesday)...More

Thank Alain C
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mikecooper1000
5 May 2018|
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Response from MayraCorona | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it’s safe! There’s actually like security around there... I think is fine go for a hike! Have fun!
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Lizzie S
27 September 2017|
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Response from Carlos A | Reviewed this property |
In reality there is no real amount it's more a donation so the people can keep the place in optimal conditions, but you will be required to make one, so it's up to you if you give one dollar or 15.
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484goh
18 July 2016|
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Response from Zeiter | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm just seeing your question... I hope you made your way to the park. If not and you are still around, public transportation takes ages to go up until the park. The park is safe. I would suggest to go by taxi, or uber
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