Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Toluca, Mexico, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Toluca, Mexico, America

Toluca is the capital city of Mexico State and the seat of Toluca municipality in Mexico, about 65 km from Mexico City. It is the 5th largest city in terms of population in Mexico. Toluca is the industrial capital of Mexico with numerous industrial parks such as Parque Industrial Lerma, Corredor Industrial Toluca and Parque Industrial Exportec II.


Geography of Toluca:

Toluca is geographically placed between 19°17′33″ N latitude and 99°39′25″ W longitude at an elevation of 2667 meters. The municipality of Toluca covers an area of 420.14 sq. km.


Etymology of Toluca:

Toluca was named Nepintahihui, when it was established by the Matlazincas. The present name is taken from Nahuatl language word Tolocan, means ‘place of Tolo’. Its name was changed from Tolocan to Toluca, after the conquest of Spanish and Toluca was formed as a city on May 19, 1522.


Connectivity to Toluca:

Toluca is served by its own airport, operated by many Mexican and USA airlines including Spirit Airlines, Aeromexico Connect and Aeromar. Tourists are needed to take taxi or car to reach downtown Toluca, because airport is 8 km away from the city centre.

The bus station of Toluca is one of the largest in Mexico served by regular bus services. There are around 5,000 taxis serving Toluca city and generally charges 30 pesos for local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Toluca:

Toluca is home to different kinds of museums and dance institutions, Instituto Mexiquense de Cultura and IMSS. Also Toluca houses all the kinds of shopping centres including fashion, sport, handicraft items and gadgets.

The famous food corners in Toluca include:

  • Amaranta
  • NorteSur
  • La vaquita negra del portal
  • Cafe Punta del Cielo
  • Hosteria Las Ramblas


Things to do in Toluca:

  • Shopping
  • Bike riding
  • Historical sites
  • Libraries
  • Museums


Places of interest in Toluca:


Centro Cultural Mexiquense:

Centro Cultural Mexiquense is sited towards the southwest corner of the town featuring modern arts museum, anthropology museum, library and much more.


The Museo de Ciencias Naturales:

The Museo de Ciencias Naturales is a science museum constructed in Matlatzinca Park in 1971 by Carlos Hank Gonzalez. It holds lot on natural science.


The Toluca Cathedral:

The Toluca Cathedral was designed by Agustin Carrillo. The images of Saint John, Saint Thomas and Saint James and its stunning architecture and construction makes it a worth watch site in Toluca.  


Other places of interest in Toluca are as follows:

  • Historic center of the City
  • Church of El Carmen
  • The Museo de la Acuarela
  • The Museo de la Numismática
  • Foyer of the Toluca Cathedral
  • The Cosmovitral entrance
  • The Centro Cultural Mexiquense
  • The Museo de Sitio
  • Hombre sol
  • Felipe Villanueva
  • The Museo de Bellas Artes
  • The Museo de la Estampa


Best time to visit Toluca:

From March to August will be the ideal time to visit while weather remains pleasant.


Accommodation options in Toluca:

Toluca provides some of the excellent hotel accommodation facilities to the visitors visiting the place throughout the year.  Tourists can choose a hotel of their preference, requirements and budget and book a hotel room well in advance prior to reaching the place. Airport shuttle, spa, facial and 24 hour room service are some major facilities offered by Toluca hotels. List of prominent hotels in Toluca include:

  • Crowne Plaza Lancaster Toluca
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
  • City Express Toluca
  • City Suites Toluca
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Hotel Tollocan
  • Quinta Del Rey Hotel
  • Courtyard Toluca Airport
  • Hotel Campanario
  • Fiesta Inn Toluca Centro
  • Hotel Canada
  • ONE Toluca Aeropuerto
  • City Junior Toluca
  • Courtyard Toluca Tollocan
  • Del Rey Inn Hotel

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