Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico, Toluca

(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Brush up on your botany in an attractive Art Nouveau structure at Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico. Erected in 1910, the building housed a popular market until 1975. The spacious glass and concrete structure was converted into a botanical garden in 1980, and features colorful art by Leopoldo Flores. View over 500 local and international plant species, and marvel at the large stained glass windows and murals. Look for the "Sun Man" glass mural, a symbol of Toluca: depicting a man in harmony with nature, it aligns with the sun on the spring equinox. A visit to Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Toluca trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Not knowing what to expect when I arrived at the place, I took an extraordinary surprise. The place was a market, high on the walls and ceiling are decorated with the world's largest stained glass and the light passing through them, gently falls into a large collection of exemplary plants that are clearly divided by ecosystems. The stained glass windows tell a story and it is worth one of the guides explain them. It will take you about 40 minutes travel. I would have liked a little more information about the plants that are on display and interactive kiosks were available, but does not diminish her glamour to the place. Do not hesitate to go!
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  • If you are in Toluca, you absolutely do not want to miss this. The stained glass is amazing, as is the story behind the panels. There is also a beautiful botanical garden that occupies the area within...  more »
  • Must see! The light flowing through the glass was breath-taking. The botanical gardens themselves were not much to look at, but the glass was AWESOME. Well worth the trip!  more »