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Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

Toluca

In Toluca's heart is the Jardín Botánico Cosmovitral (Cosmovitral Botanical Garden), a piece of jungle set where the 1975-relocated September 16 Market was.

Half-morning might not be enough to contemplate the nearly 400 species of tropical, desert, aromatic and aquatic plants found there. Even endangered species and from Central America, Africa and Asia coexist.

One of the most admirable plants is the “árbol de manitas”, which five-petal hand-shaped flower is so fragile that there are only four specimens in Mexico. Healing heart diseases properties are attributed to it.

The botanical garden boasts an art nouveau architectural style through its picture windows that were replaced by 71 stained-glass windows created by Leopoldo Flores and 60 artisans, who joined more than 1,500 pieces of European and Asian glass.

The work is called Cosmovitral and is considered the world’s largest stained-glass window. Guided tours explain its meaning related to man and universe through dualities: day and night, light and dark, good and evil. At the spring and fall equinoxes, the El Hombre Sol stained-glass window glows red as if it were on fire.
In Toluca's heart is the Jardín Botánico Cosmovitral (Cosmovitral Botanical Garden), a piece of jungle set where the 1975-relocated September 16 Market was.

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Half-morning might not be enough to contemplate the nearly 400 species of tropical, desert, aromatic and aquatic plants found there. Even endangered species and from Central America, Africa and Asia coexist.

One of the most admirable plants is the “árbol de manitas”, which five-petal hand-shaped flower is so fragile that there are only four specimens in Mexico. Healing heart diseases properties are attributed to it.

The botanical garden boasts an art nouveau architectural style through its picture windows that were replaced by 71 stained-glass windows created by Leopoldo Flores and 60 artisans, who joined more than 1,500 pieces of European and Asian glass.

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