Ecological park and Divine Chapel in Mexico DF!

And bringing back this old post, also brings back many nice friendly encounters in the city of Mexico or CDMEX or DF (Distrito Federal) of many friends who are still in touch and always looking back to visit again. Let me take you to an off the beaten path seldom seen by visitors , to see more of the city. The Ecological park with its Divine Chapel is a pleasant time away from the buzz of the city to enjoy it.

Doing my tour of the world and having visited Mexico on many occassions over the years , driving and walking the city and country! I have seen a lot of interestings places but it seems the small quant picturesques places are the ones that reminds me of how much there is to see and enjoy in our world.  This is the case of a small Chapel in the Ecological park of Peña Pobre, this is the Chapel of the Divine Providence!

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The Capilla de la Divina Providencia  was built in the 19C and early 20C in what was the old paper factory of Peña Pobre. The factory had its chapel dedicated to the Divine Providence (Capilla de la Divina Providencia) , although it is also known as St. Peter the Apostle (San Pedro el Apostol).

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It is now in the middle of the ecological park of Loreto and Peña Pobre located at the corner of Insurgentes Sur and San Fernando, near the center of Tlalpan and the archeological site of Cuicuilco, a place with a very old history where there was a civilization prior to Tenochtitlan and was buried under the lava of the Xitle volcano.

At the beginning of the 20C the Lenz family, of German origin, was established in the place, who inaugurated the first paper producer in the Valley of Mexico, the factory of Loreto and Peña Pobre. The factory remained operating from 1928 to 1987, when it was closed as a result of the protests of environmental groups, which denounced the heavy pollution that the factory produce. Currently, in addition to the Peña Pobre Ecological Park, Plaza Cuicuilco Mall (Plaza Inbursa) is also a vestige of what was the factory, as some of the original parts of it are preserved.

This park belonged to the paper factory Loreto and Peña Pobre, hence its name, and now have taken advantage of the terrain, not only as a green area, but also as a place to develop the creativity of children and make them aware of the importance of environmental care. For this there are workshops with different activities, located where the workers of the factory had their homes before.  The Chapel and park are at Avenida San Fernando 765, corner with Insurgentes Sur, open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 8h to 18h. You can get there on the metro line 1 and then microbus station monumento and short walk to Peña Pobre, free admission. I came by car of course!

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The shopping of plaza Inbusa on the site of the above the map let you see it capilla is chapel: http://www.plazainbursa.com/mapa.php

My fav reviews page YELP on the Plaza Cuicuilco to see the old paper factory and picture 11 is the Chapel: https://www.yelp.com/biz/plaza-cuicuilco-m%C3%A9xico

I have to say that in combination with the above I met some friends of over 20 years here and we had a great time at the Sanborns restaurant (nice chain) which is across from the Chapel. Avenida San Fernando 649 right on the park. webpage: http://www.gsanborns.com.mx/

Hope you enjoy this off the beaten path site of Mexico city and a lovely place to eat as there I ate in the restaurants of the Mall! At Sanborns!!! The routine lol! Enjoy Peña Pobre and the Chapel of the Divine Providence or San Pedro el Apostol

 And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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