Attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Toluca

Cosmovitral Jardín Botánico

At the northeast end of Plaza Garibay, the stunning and unique Cosmovitral Jardín Botánico was built in 1909 as a market. The building now houses 3500 sq meters of lovely gardens, lit through 48 stained-glass panels…
Top Choice Museum in Toluca

Museo de Culturas Populares

This museum has a wonderfully varied collection of Mexico’s traditional arts and crafts, with some astounding ‘trees of life’ from Metepec, whimsical Day of the Dead figures and a fine display of charro (cowboy) gea…
Archaeological Site in Malinalco

Aztec Temples

An invigorating 358-step hike up the mountainside above Malinalco takes you to one of the country’s few reasonably well-preserved temples (even surviving recent earthquakes), from where there are stunning views of t…
Museum in Toluca

Museo Luis Nishizawa

This musuem exhibits the work of modern Mexican-Japanese muralist and landscape artist Luis Nishizawa (1918–2014). Nishizawa was born in the state of Mexico and trained in both Mexican and Japanese artistic styles, …
Museum in Toluca

Museo de Arte Moderno

The Museo de Arte Moderno traces the development of Mexican art from the late-19th-century Academia de San Carlos to the Nueva Plástica and includes paintings by Tamayo, Orozco and many others. There’s an impressive…
Museum in Toluca

Museo de Antropología e História

This standout museum presents exhibits on the state’s history from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with a good collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts. It also traces pre-Hispanic cultural influences up to the m…
Museum in Toluca

Centro Cultural Mexiquense

This large cultural center, 4.5km west of the city center, houses three good museums (which all keep the same hours). It’s no must-see, but still a worthwhile free diversion for visitors interested in local arts and…
Museum in Toluca

Museo Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez

Dedicated to Mexican painter Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez (1824-1904), the Museo Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez is divided into eight rooms in an 18th Century building. Gutiérrez travelled throughout Mexico, South America, …
Museum in Toluca

Museo José María Velasco

This museum is dedicated to landscape painter José María Velasco (1840–1912), who helped to create a sense of Mexican identity through the country's landscapes. He captures the grandeur of the land with vivid clarit…
Museum in Toluca

Museo de Bellas Artes de Toluca

The ex-convent buildings adjacent to the Templo del Carmen, on the north side of Plaza Garibay, house Toluca’s Museo de Bellas Artes, which exhibits paintings from the colonial period to the early 20th century.