At 08:00 hrs fat Barcelo Hotel
We will depart with our destination to Toluca (Capital City of Mexico State) where we will visit the botanic garden with its Cosmovitral (from the Spanish words “cosmo” meaning “universe” and “Vitral” meaning “stained glass”); this garden was built in the middle of the past Century occupying an Art Nouveau Building that was used as the local market “Mercado 16 de September”, inside we will admire the monumental stained glass well decorated with glass mosaics representing the human race and the universe, also we will appreciate more than 400 species of plants from worldwide.
Before leaving Toluca, don’t miss the chance to taste a Delicious “Torta” (Mexican sandwich) that is one of the traditional snacks made with “chorizo” (sausage) in red or green color, this chorizo is made with pork, local peppers, ginger, chili, and vinegar; we suggest to get a Torta at “La Vaquita Negra” located in the main square of Toluca.
Later, we will visit Metepec; a “Magical Town” well known because of its handicrafts makers who make beautiful pieces of clay, jars, pots, plates, and the most representative Tree of life or the Catrina’s that nowadays are emblematic of Metepec.
A workshop will be visited, owned by the family who created the Tree of life, in this place you will be able to make your handicraft of clay using molds and follow the process step by step under the supervision of an expert craftsman. Free time to have lunch (not included) or enjoy Metepec.
We suggest tasting the Local Drink “La Garañona” which is typical of Metepec and consider taking your photo with “Tlanchana” (a mermaid statue) located by the kiosk.
Our next destination is San Mateo Atenco, this community has become a very important Comercial Centre because of its huge production of footwear; this activity started with a small shoe shop founded just after the Mexican Revolution. Nowadays, all weekend hundreds of visitors come to San Mateo to take advantage of the good prices of footwear, belts, purses, and clothes made of leather. Free time for shopping.
At 18:30hrs we take the way back to Mexico City.
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