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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

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Located in the Sierra de las cruces mountain range - about a 35 min drive from the city ( san pedro... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
heidi D
Appleton, Wisconsin
Pretty space for events and to spend a nice afternoon

El Desierto de los Leones is a very nice park in Cuajimalpa, it´s about 45 minutes from where I was... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
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A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
Calz. Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
San Ángel
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Reviewed 7 January 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...More

5  Thank heidi D
Reviewed 7 January 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...More

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Reviewed 2 January 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...More

Thank LuciferianJ
Reviewed 11 December 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...More

Thank teddybear1935
Reviewed 6 November 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.

Thank 670Mariaga2015
Reviewed 12 September 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.

Thank ioserg
Reviewed 4 August 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...More

1  Thank Androsch H
Reviewed 4 June 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...More

2  Thank 7,479,220
Reviewed 8 December 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...More

1  Thank Allan P
Reviewed 21 October 2014

El Desierto is amazing in many ways. It is amazing that it exists in one of the largest cities in the world, both in preservation and sheer size. It is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. The exconvento is nice for the cultural preservation and is a...More

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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!
Lizzie S
28 September 2017|
Response from caaz1313 | 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.
19 July 2016|
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