Viveros de Coyoacán is one of the most beautiful parks in Mexico City, not just for its natural beauty, but for its rich historical significance as well. In pre-Hispanic times, Coyoacán was home to the Xochimilcas, and the Aztecs developed elaborate botanical gardens here. Built in 1877, Viveros de Coyoacán was designed by engineer Alfredo del Campo and covers 94 acres of beautiful gardens and meandering pathways, as well as a lake shore, amphitheater and forested area. The park is also home to over 160 species of plants, as well as over 30,000 trees. It’s a great place to connect with nature, relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. It also has a wonderful biodiversity and many fascinating photo opportunities, from the centenary trees, the lake, the Esquina Vesubio cafe with its former colonial residence, the Coyoacán Cultural Center, or the wild animals like parrots and urban foxes.
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