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Due to its proximity to Mexico City –a two-hour journey–, Toluca is one of the favorite destinations for a weekend. The industrial development characterizes the State of Mexico's capital. However, downtown and its surroundings are full of cultural life and natural attractions, such as Nevado de Toluca, the Centro Ceremonial Otomí de Temoaya (Otomí de Temoaya Ceremonial Center) and the Cosmovitral that decorates the Jardían Botánico (Botanical Garden).

Social life is concentrated in the center, where the Plaza de los Mártires and the portals are, the latter considered Mexico’s longest —120 arches distributed in the sections 20 de Noviembre, Madero and Reforma. This is the best place to buy handicrafts such as the tree of life made in Metepec, Mazahua embroidery, rugs from Temoaya and San Pedro Tultepec’s carved wooden furniture. In addition, they concentrate a good number of restaurants to eat green and red chorizo —region’s typical— and drink an orange liqueur called “mosquito”.

To coexist with nature within the city, you can navigate in the Zacango Zoo’s lake, breathe fresh air in Matlazincas park while cooking roast meat contemplating the entire Toluca valley. Also you can go to the Jardín Botánico Cosmovitral: houses 400 species of plants and the largest stained-glass window in the world that occupies all its picture windows and represents the man-universe relationship and his activity throughout history.

Less than two hours from Toluca is another State of Mexico outstanding natural wonder—the extinct Nevado de Toluca volcano, where all travelers want to take a picture between its nine peaks and two turquoise lagoons. The landscape is more attractive snowy, which happens in winter.
Due to its proximity to Mexico City –a two-hour journey–, Toluca is one of the favorite destinations for a weekend. The industrial development characterizes the State of Mexico's capital. However, downtown and its surroundings are full of cultural life and natural attractions, such as Nevado de Toluca, the Centro Ceremonial Otomí de Temoaya (Otomí de Temoaya Ceremonial Center) and the Cosmovitral that decorates the Jardían Botánico (Botanical Garden).

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Social life is concentrated in the center, where the Plaza de los Mártires and the portals are, the latter considered Mexico’s longest —120 arches distributed in the sections 20 de Noviembre, Madero and Reforma. This is the best place to buy handicrafts such as the tree of life made in Metepec, Mazahua embroidery, rugs from Temoaya and San Pedro Tultepec’s carved wooden furniture. In addition, they concentrate a good number of restaurants to eat green and red chorizo —region’s typical— and drink an orange liqueur called “mosquito”.

To coexist with nature within the city, you can navigate in the Zacango Zoo’s lake, breathe fresh air in Matlazincas park while cooking roast meat contemplating the entire Toluca valley. Also you can go to the Jardín Botánico Cosmovitral: houses 400 species of plants and the largest stained-glass window in the world that occupies all its picture windows and represents the man-universe relationship and his activity throughout history.

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