Attractions

Park in Mexico City

Alameda Central

Created in the late 1500s by mandate of then-viceroy Luis de Velasco, the Alameda took its name from the álamos (poplars) planted over its rectangular expanse. By the late 19th century the park was graced with Europ…
Park in Mexico City

Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

Cool, fragrant pine and oak forests dominate this 20-sq-km national park in the hills surrounding the Valle de México. Around 23km southwest of Mexico City and 800m higher, it makes a fine escape from the carbon mon…
Gardens in Mexico City

Jardín Botánico

Highlighting Mexico’s plant diversity, this 4-hectare complex in Chapultepec is divided into sections that reflect the country’s varied climatic zones. There are plenty of cacti and agave, and children might enjoy t…
Gardens in Mexico City

Audiorama

Audiorama is a small circular outdoor space enclosed in the greenery of Chapultepec, sometimes used for intimate classical music performances. It is mostly a city escape for day trippers wanting to read, nap and day…
Park in Mexico City

Jardín de la Bombilla

In this tropically abundant, pruned park spreading east of Avenida Insurgentes, paths encircle the Monumento a Álvaro Obregón, a monolithic shrine to the post-revolutionary Mexican president. The monument was built …
Park in Mexico City

Viveros de Coyoacán

A pleasant approach to Coyoacán’s central plazas is through the Viveros de Coyoacán, the principal nurseries for Mexico City’s parks and gardens. The 38.9-hectare swath of greenery, 1km west of central Coyoacán, is …
Park in Mexico City

1a Sección

Most of the major attractions of Bosque de Chapultepec are in or near this eastern (and oldest) section, including the Museo Nacional de Historia, Castillo de Chapultepec, Auditorio Nacional, Centro Cultural del Bos…