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Xochimilco

Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
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Ranked #20 of 63 Activities in Mexico City
Type: Ancient Ruins, Neighborhoods, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Xochimilco is not easy to visit. You plan this day trip probably. We were very disappointed and were thinking Venice in Mexico. We had Mexico person ask us why we were going. She said muy faya. That it was. Shame pictures are touched. You will find boats that are dirty and taking on water. The water is the most dirty... More

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Pouch Cove, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Only if you are either stoned or drunk, preferably both, and with ten like minded friends at night should this place be on your itinerary. My girlfriend said I should see it through Mexican eyes, but I don't have them, so I saw a depressing, dirty place, offering up a similar experience. But stoned and drunk with a crowd at... More

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Naas, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice day out at the weekend on business, the place was busy but very orginal. The boats have plenty of room for families and ability to have your meal and drinks onboard is added advantage. The place is a little dirty in places but enjoyed the cleaner air outside of the city. Its amazing there are street sellers on little... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

i wanted to see xochimilco because of the colourful "boats" and yes we saw those boats, the Problem is, that i expected to have a nice, peaceful day on the river. Instead, the river was so full of boats that you couldn´t even see the river anymore. Actually this is just a place where People get drunk on boats. and... More

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

When you go to Mexico City, You need to pass by Xochimilco. It's colorful and a curious place to visit; but I'm pretty sure they can do better..

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Curitiba, PR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Xochimilco is the only place in Mexico City that preserves the system of canals that made the vast Tenochtitlan. The Aztec capital was built on an island in Lake Texcoco. You can made a tour of "trajineras" that are Mexican traditional boats that were used by the ancient Aztecs, moved to rowing.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When you get on a brightly painted hand-propelled boat called trajinera at Xochimilco, you are up for more that a boat ride. You are about to experience one of the most emblematic things to do in Mexico City, and not just for tourists. Locals use this boats to celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries, hang out with friends, have picnics, or simply... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Xochimilco means "Flower Field". This is a fun place to visit in Mexico. We went in a group. Flat-bottomed boats called "trajineras" carry loads of passengers as they have done for hundreds of years. A visit to Xochimilco gives the traveller a chance to view a part of Mexico's historic past. Locals also throng to this place on Sundays to... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Opinions on this area vary greatly from tourist trap to a must-do activity in Mexico City. I would rate it somewhere in between. I think it is best done with a group. You can get there by taxi or by taking the metro and then the light rail train (tren ligero) to the area, costing let than $1/person. Pick your... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went with my cousins on a Sunday because apparently Saturdays can get hectic. We rented a float for an hour and half and bought two buckets of beer at a local stand. Biggest tip - go to the restroom before you jump on and bring you own toilet paper. Trust me!

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