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Mexico Parks & Wildlife

Mexico City lies nestled in the Basin of Mexico (the Valley of Mexico) and is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. The subtropical climate has resulted in a rich variety of flora and fauna, thanks to its geographical location. The animals found are armadillos, porcupines, prairie moles, various species of birds. The parks here are few in number but are huge and perfect places to walk or relax.

Mexico City also offers theme parks like KidZania Santa Fe, Rancho Magico and the Six Flags Mexico City which is the largest theme park in South America.

Alameda Central
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Alameda Central

This is the oldest and largest attraction of the city. Now a park, originally it was used as an Aztec marketplace and execution site during the Spanish Inquisition. It borders the Palacio de Bellas Artes i.e. Palace of Fine Arts on the eastern side. This palace houses a concert hall, museum and a theatre. Diego Rivera, a famous Mexican artist painted a mural of Alameda Central park named 'Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central', in 1947. Originally, the painting was housed in the Prado Hotel, but after the disastrous 1985 earthquake, it was shifted to Museo Mural de Diego Rivera.

Zoo Los Coyotes (Zoológico Los Coyotes)

Zoo Los Coyotes (Zoológico Los Coyotes)

Established in the year 1999 the Zoológico Los Coyotes is the third zoo in the Mexico City. Earlier it was only a centre for seized animals, but later the Zoo was constructed on this site. The zoo mainly displays native animals of Mexico that include coyotes (close to grey wolf) from which the zoo gets its name.

La Feria Chapultepec Mágico
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La Feria Chapultepec Mágico

This is a children's amusement park located in Chapultepec Park. With more than 50 rides, it is one of the most popular venues among children. The park features the first roller-coaster in the country, an absolute must for those seeking a quick thrill! It also offers many other attractions at reasonable prices.

Address: Juegos Mecanicos S/N, Cto. Bosques de Chapultepec, II Sección, Miguel Hidalgo, 11580 Ciudad de México, Mexico.

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