Make yourself at home at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Toluca, Mexico. In no time you’ll be gazing at the Cosmovitral’s stained-glass windows and ordering up green chorizo tacos like a local.
Our Toluca hotels are near the historic center. Start your explorations at the imposing stone Toluca Cathedral on Plaza de los Mártires, the main square. It’s a short walk to the Cosmovitral greenhouse, where hundreds of exotic plants are enclosed in walls of brilliant red, orange, and blue stained-glass murals. For an all-in-one review of the region’s arts and history, tour the museums at the Mexican Cultural Center. You’ll see Mexican cowboy gear heavy with real silver studs and pre-Columbian musical instruments and tools. A single entry ticket gives you access to all the Cultural Center museums.
Guests of our hotels in Toluca can shop for the region’s finest crafts—like woven Tenancingo shawls—at the Casa de Artesanías. Browse the clothing along Los Portales, a lively shopping arcade partially surrounding the Cathedral complex. Tolucan sweets, like sugary jamoncillo candy bars, are sold in Plaza Fray Andrés Castro. Toluca’s green chorizo, a sausage flavored with herbs, is rarely found outside this region. Look for the distinctive links of sausage hanging in Toluca delis or served in tacos by street vendors around the main square and Los Portales. After a good night’s sleep at our Toluca hotels, head to nearby Metepec. This small colonial town is home to hundreds of artisans who specialize in arboles de la vida, imaginative ceramic statues depicting the story of Adam and Eve. You’ll find arboles for sale in humble shops hidden down the town’s cobblestone streets.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Toluca to appreciate the simple pleasures of this historic Mexican city.