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La Marquesa

Estado de México

With a semi-cold and humid climate, the 1,760 hectares Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Parkl, better known as “La Marquesa”, are in Mexico City’s Cuajimalpa de Morelos district and in State of Mexico’s Ocoyoacac, Huixquilucan and Lerma municipalities.

La Marquesa's nickname it’s related to the nobility who lived here after the Conquest. Dona Juana de Zúñiga—Hernán Cortés’ wife, then Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca—was granted authorization to erect a farm in the park's territory, thus giving rise to the name.

Years later, during Mexican Revolution, what remained of the Hacienda de la Marquesa was burned by Zapatistas, leaving practically ruins and memories.

The park is divided into valleys, so when visiting you can get to know Valle del Silencio, Valle de las Monjas, Valle del Potrero, Valle del Conejo and Valle de Salazar to name just a few. It also has a place dedicated to raising and fishing trout known as El Zarco. In the different spaces it’s possible to do several outdoor activities such as bicycle tours, gotcha, horseback riding or ATVs.

In many of them you’ll find surrounded by deep green and water sources. Your senses will appreciate the bird's trill, the wet grass smell and the taste of the delicious food served in their cabins.

Getting there will take you just 55-minutes drive (40 km) from Mexico City, 35 from Toluca, and 90 from Cuernavaca (110 km). So, a weekend trip to La Marquesa is perfect.
With a semi-cold and humid climate, the 1,760 hectares Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Parkl, better known as “La Marquesa”, are in Mexico City’s Cuajimalpa de Morelos district and in State of Mexico’s Ocoyoacac, Huixquilucan and Lerma municipalities.

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La Marquesa's nickname it’s related to the nobility who lived here after the Conquest. Dona Juana de Zúñiga—Hernán Cortés’ wife, then Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca—was granted authorization to erect a farm in the park's territory, thus giving rise to the name.

Years later, during Mexican Revolution, what remained of the Hacienda de la Marquesa was burned by Zapatistas, leaving practically ruins and memories.

The park is divided into valleys, so when visiting you can get to know Valle del Silencio, Valle de las Monjas, Valle del Potrero, Valle del Conejo and Valle de Salazar to name just a few. It also has a place dedicated to raising and fishing trout known as El Zarco. In the different spaces it’s possible to do several outdoor activities such as bicycle tours, gotcha, horseback riding or ATVs.

In many of them you’ll find surrounded by deep green and water sources. Your senses will appreciate the bird's trill, the wet grass smell and the taste of the delicious food served in their cabins.

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