- Type: Nature & Wildlife
NileGuide Expert Says:
The hike through the pine forest leading to the monastery requires a good level of fitness and is very popular track for dog owners and their furry friends. The monastery also offers weekend live classical music. Check with venue for times.
- This national park provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Located in the Delegación Cuajimalpa reached by the freeway to Toluca, there are signposts to the park surrounding a seventeenth century former Carmelite monastery known as the "Desert of the Lions." Arriving in the 1600s, the Carmelites named this area with reference to the biblical Elijah, who lived in the wilderness and the Leones (lions) are a reference to the family León, who were the monastery's legal representatives. Walk the dark tunnels and explore the cabins. You can enjoy a comfortable day in the countryside. Food vendors offer delicacies representative of the region. Admission: Free
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