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Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural parklands around the city. Used as an important agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds a great variety of flora and fauna that you can witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to the mariachis and marimbas playing tunes from other colorful chinampas (artificial islands). Aside from the canals, you can find unique Pre-Hispanic art collections at the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilco after talking a walk through its classic streets and visiting the majestic ahuehuete tree that prevails in the heart of this neighborhood at Jardín Juárez.
This is a wonderful museum and grounds away from the crowds in Mexico. The art features many Rivera and Kahlo pieces in a comfortable space.
The grounds were quiet and serene with many peacocks showing their stuff and a small cafe. great for walking and sitting after the museum.
I am surprised I hadn't heard of this before on previous...
This is a really fun thing to do and I’m glad we took the 40 min cab drive (about 300 pesos one way). You”ll pay tourist fees but it’s a lot of fun, lots of colours, music and food whilst slowly punting your way around. Great for photography also.
The museum is in a beautiful building, the exhibits are really informative about the breadth of pre Spanish Mexican and middle American culture and bring it all to live
Try the virtual reality headsets for a view of the current archaeological dig at teotihuacan
Sadly the Aztec room was closed for repair when we were there.
Small dive bar in Xochimilco serving only pulque. We wanted to taste pulque (alcoholic drink made from fermented sap of agave plant), which is authentically Mexican. We encounter: Wood chips on the floor, bathroom that wasn't working at the moment, patrons were all local Mexican men, pulque offered in two sizes: small and large beer mug glasses. We really only...