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Category: National parks, Local time: 06:53:13, Altitude: 3544m

The Desierto de los Leones National Park (Desert of Lions) is an important national park in Mexico. It is situated in the outskirts of Mexico City in Mexico . The park was founded in 1917 and is considered to be the oldest biospherical reservation in Mexico . Desierto de los Leones National Park occupies an area of 1867 ha. There are a number of streams and waterfalls. Mixed woody vegetation is intertwinned with meadows. There are several tourist attractions, like the former Carmelite Monastery. The monastery has a "cell of silence." It was a place of confession and there was no need to see faces. Desierto de los Leones National Park offers educational activities for children and adults, and hiking and biking trails.

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GPS: 19.2674, -99.3116
Altitude: 3544 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:17:32 PM

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet What recreational activities are available or possible?: hiking, fishing
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Character of the park: mountain, insular
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Protected animal species: deer, falcon, lion (Panthera leo)
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Distance from the main road: 7.1935602332974

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