Learn about the region's biodiversity at the Ethnobotanical Garden
On the grounds of the former Santo Domingo monastery is the Ethnobotanical Garden, which provides a glimpse into Mexico’s most biodiverse region and details the role of native flora in its cultural and ecological development. Opened in 1998, the garden features numerous variations of cacti and other vegetation, and is a calming space that’s perfect for escaping the commotion of the city. Visits are conducted strictly by guided tour, with tours in Spanish taking place Monday through Saturday; tours in English being given on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; tours in French on Tuesday evenings; and German tours on Wednesday evenings. Tours cost 100 pesos per person (about $4.80 USD), but children under 12 years of age are given free admission.