The modern and increasingly industrialized city of Toluca has been able to preserve the great cultural and artistic heritage of its area, characterized by its fertile valleys and the artistic genius of its people.
Mexico's center State of Mexico has Toluca as its capital city. Located on a hilltop, this city is well-known for its colonial-style buildings. Overlooking the central Plaza de los Mártires stands the majestic Catedral de San José and the neoclassical Palacio Municipal. The Cosmovitral Botanical Garden, located in a renovated marketplace, is home to plants from all over the world as well as dozens of stained-glass paintings.