convento del desierto de los leones
This is actually a convent. It officially is called El Ex-Convento del Desierto de los Leones, and it is located about 20 minutes from San Angel in D.F. The weird part is it is NOT located in any desert, and there aren't any lions around; go figure. It is in a National Park on the mountaintop west of the city overlooking Santa Fe in the distance. It is one of the coolest places in Mexico. It dates from the 16th century and has incredible gardens. It was a religious retreat and the calm cool quiet ambiance is so surreal (considering the clamor you left minutes earlier) it is spooky. Don't miss it on your next trip.