Valle de Bravo the City that Embraces You

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Points of Interest

Valle de Bravo is a city. west of Mexico City. The lake, surrounded by wooded mountains, is a water sports center. The city's cobblestone streets are lined with well-preserved colonial buildings. In the center of the Plaza de la Independencia is the Church of San Francisco de Asís of the seventeenth century. The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve It is the habitat of millions of migratory butterflies and is located north of the city.

Valle de Bravo Tourism - Points of Interest / Landmarks / Things to do

LA PEÑA (Ridge Overlook)

This majestic scenic view, with pre-Hispanic origins was first inhabited by the Matlazinca indigenous people. It is believed that they came here to perform therapeutic rituals such as sweat-lodges due to relics found within the boulder formations at the site. Today, this geological wonder offers spectacular views from its highest peak (3,000 meters above sea level) of both the colonial town and the lake.


The main gathering spot for both locals and visitors, the town square is home to beautiful local flowers and plants, a historical and picturesque kiosk, and the 17th century St. Francis of Assisi Church. Numerous shops and restaurants offering a variety of traditional Mexican crafts and cuisine line the town streets including our local handmade ice creams. .


La Cruz de Misión was erected on May 29th, 1869, in memory of the missionary priests. On June 25th, 1947, it was destroyed by lightning. Soon after it was restored as it is regarded by the local population as an important landmark with its panoramic view of the colonial town and the lake below (which at one time was a valley before the construction of the dam in the 1950s). Also seen from this overlook is La Peña, a very important site in terms of pre-Hispanic worldview.

LA STUPA BÖN (Buddhist Shrine)
La Stupa in Valle de Bravo is the largest of its kind constructed in the Western Hemisphere standing 34 meters (112 feet tall) and over 400 square meters (4,305 square feet). This three-dimensional cosmic mandala is located in the Alamos community of San Mateo Acatitlán (15 minutes by car from the town square) and represents a spiritual path, the final state of being: liberation.
An amazing house of worship open to meditation and self-knowledge through the practice of silence. Founded on February 25th, 1975 to commemorate the arrival of the Carmelite order in Mexico, it is well-known for its elaborate Sacro decor interior. Its name comes from CARMEL meaning GARDEN in Hebrew and MARANATHA meaning COME LORD in Aramaic. .
This work is not just decoration in a church, but rather serves as a catechism for the faithful, tourists and visitors on how faith is promoted. The artist, Ismael Ramos, explained the first piece as placing God, the creator of the universe together with Mexican customs and traditions from our beautiful town. In the second we observe the gospel according to John, the book of the apocalypse where we see the face of human suffering and pain, as well as purification through love symbolized in the peaceful face, reminding us of the need to pray. .
El Molino river waterfall is a beautiful natural attraction perfect for enjoying the sound of falling water on the rocks. It is an ideal spot to enjoy fresh air that comes from the native Pine and Oyamel trees as you walk the paths and steps that invite you to be at one with the natural world of this region.
The Refugio del Salto is one of the most visited beautiful natural sites in Valle de Bravo. A spectacular 15 meters (50 feet) await you after a 20-minute walk along the El Molino river path.
The Velo de Novia (Brides Veil) Park is a dazzling nature preserve home to a 35-meter (115 foot) waterfall. The park is just a 20-minute ride from the municipal landing. For those looking for more adventures, continue the path after the waterfall to reach where the river flows into the lake.
EL PINO (The Pine)
This “pine tree”, as it is known locally is actually an Ahuahuete (Montezuma Cypress) that is more than 700 years old! According to locals, the “Pine” marks the spot where, in 1530, a group of Franciscan Friars celebrated the first mass establishing the foundation of the San Francisco del Valle de Temascaltepec. Ahuahuete is a word from the indigenous Nahuatll language meaning “old man of the water”, due to this species often found growing near bodies of water.
SANTUARIO DE LA MARIPOSA MONARCA (Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary)
Part of the Monarch Biosphere Reserve, this site was named a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 2008. Migrating to Mexico from Canada and the northern USA during the beginning of autumn, Monarchs head south every year in search of warmer temperatures. A visit here is an experience that will never be forgotten. .
This chapel, built in honor of the Virgen of Guadalupe, was remodeled during the mid-1900s. In this enclosure Our Lady of Guadalupe is worshiped 365 days a year. December 12, being her feast day, the Virgen is honored with an all-day open-air party in which locals and visitors come to venerate her. Located in Barrio La Capilla, the entrance to this chapel is just 3 blocks from the San Francisco de Asís Church in the town square.
MERCADO DE ARTESANIAS (Artisan-Handicraft Market)
Constructed in 1984 with the objective of conserving and promoting locally produced crafts, visitors can find popular and traditional hand-made products from the region such as ceramics, woven tapestries, embroideries, needlework, etc. Crafts made from pine needles and others from wrought iron can also be found here.
MERCADO MUNICIPAL (Municipal Market)
Traditional products from the region from seasonal fruits and vegetables to meats and cheeses as well as numerous other items can be purchased here. Visitors can also sit down to eat some amazing Mexican cuisine prepared by local experts.
Containing close to 500 pre-Hispanic pieces from 18 different archaeological sites from what is now the state of Mexico, this museum features stone-carved heads in Valle de Bravo, as well as figurines, pottery and necklaces. Some of the pieces in the collection are made from materials such as plant shavings, used in the weaving of baskets and fabrics. There are also indigenous tools for spinning and other objects.
MUSEO DE ARTE POPULAR (Artesanías Museum)
This museum conserves and exhibits the legacy of the foundation, whose collection and resources promotes popular art of Mexico, such as our collective history and cultural heritage of indigenous groups from around Valle de Bravo. They also promote cultural, social and educational activities.
Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza was a bishop, writer and academic born in Valle de Bravo in 1839. His residency from the 18th century was turned into a museum in his honor. This institution is dedicated to preserving and promoting the culture of Valle de Bravo and many of the Bishop´s belongings are on exhibit as well as pieces from local and national artists.
PARROQUIA DE SAN FRANCISCO DE ASÍS (San Francisco de Assis Parish)
Registered as a historic monument in the Mexican National Anthropologic and History Institute, the origins of this parish date to the 16th century. It was restored on a few different occasions and in the 1940s the construction of the enormous neo-classical columns that flank the façade were built. Every October 4th the parish and town celebrate their patron Saint San Francisco de Assis.
The Santa María Ahuacatlán Temple was initially a local chappel and re-construction began in 1864. Inside is found the idolized Cristo Negro, which has become more and more famous around the country and many legends are now attributed to it. In the east wing a chapel is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.
The San Antonio Square is a great and lively space to rest, contemplate nature and the lake. You can bird watch, take some photos and watch an amazing sunset from here. There are times when the level of the lake is low and there is more area for outdoor activities. A majestic view of La Peña can be seen from here and further in the distance the gates of the dam that was built in the 1950s creating the lake.
The landing zone for the paragliders and hang gliders is found a block behind the Santa Maria Ahuacatlán Temple. Most paddle surf routes also leave from this zone. This site is reached by walking down a narrow path near the lake’s edge.
RESERVA ESTATAL MONTE ALTO (Monte Alto State Reservation)
The Government of the State of Mexico decreed this site a Nature Preserve in 2013. It´s the ideal place for flying in a hang glider or paraglider, an experience many visitors try by flying tandem with our local experts. It´s also a zone for land and sports activities within its 20 kilometers of paths to walk, run or mountain bike. Visitors on the weekends enjoy watching the paragliders and hang gliders as they begin their descent from this point (depending on the weather conditions). You can also find cabins for rent, camping grounds and restrooms. This site is accessible and recommended for all ages. .
PRESA MIGUEL ALEMÁN – EL LAGO (The Miguel Alemán Dam – The Lake)
Without a doubt, the lake is one of the main tourist attractions in Valle de Bravo. It was formed via the construction of the dam by the Federal Electricity Commission in 1947 as part of the Miguel Alemán Hydroelectric System. Although this system is no longer in operation, the Cutzamala Hydraulic System uses the Valle de Bravo Dam to pump potable water to the Metropolitan Mexico City area and the state capital of Toluca. Initially with a capacity of 400 million cubic meters and a surface area of over 21 square kilometers (over 8 square miles) and a depth of approximately 35 meters (115 feet). This is an idyllic site to practice a variety of water sports such as sailing, water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle, fishing and riding around the lake in speed boats or yachts. .

Tourism Valle de Bravo 2022-2024
Ayuntamiento de Valle de Bravo

Tourism is a social, cultural and economic phenomenon that involves the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal, professional or business reasons. These people are called travellers (who can be either tourists or hikers; residents or non-residents) and tourism covers their activities, some of which involve a tourist expense.

Valle de Bravo is an ideal paradise for adventure tourism but also special for those who want to know a colonial town, full of color and with a deep-rooted culture. Valle de Bravo has an incredible nature with large forests, waterfalls and its important lake.

5 things to do in Valle de Bravo, the magical town of Mexico.


Riding 4x4 motorcycles

Explore the Lake in a Boat, Sailboat or Yacht

Kayak in addition to walking downtown

Tour the main Zocalo


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