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Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous...
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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A mexican tipic place

Xochimilco has been an interesting attraction for years. It keeps a folkloric environment- You can take a boat and make a tour in the different channels surrounded by flowers, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Pedro A
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Naucalpan de Juárez, State of Mexico, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It really worth visiting. I advise you to hire a cab driver in your hotel to get there. When you get close to the place it seems little bit dangerous. That´s why you should go with a reliable driver. The place is very nice and all the staff are good. In my opinion they should have more options for non... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went with a tour and this was one of the stops. I've been travelling in Mexico for 2 weeks now and this is the worst place i have been. It's dirty, smelly (proberly from the loads dead fish that are floating around) and you are looking into peoples yards, so its not very scenic.

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Denver
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is my favorite place to go! We have gone twice, once during the week and more recently on a holiday! It is a visual and musical feast! We start from the main launching area, as it has bathrooms, parking, and a small market. Go for two hours, as the time flies, and you get to see more of the... More 

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Genesee, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a stop on one of our tours. It would have been better if the tour guide wasn't picking up his phone every 5 minutes to make a deal. The boats don't have fresh flowers anymore. There are mariachis you can rent to come and sing on your boat. The food was ok. We were limited to an hour.... More 

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Naucalpan de Juárez, State of Mexico, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Xochimilco has been an interesting attraction for years. It keeps a folkloric environment- You can take a boat and make a tour in the different channels surrounded by flowers, and mexican music. Look for official prices and avoid abuse.

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Lima, Peru
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

First of all who we are. We are a couple travelling around the world. We are visiting many places, trying services and we are writing blog about it which is very useful for other travelers! We had free day in Mexico city so we decided to go to Xochimilco. That was probably the biggest mistake to do in Mexico city.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Here you can have a fun afternoon. You can ask to the people that rents you the trajinera to get for you Carnitas. They made this pork dish different from other parts of Mexico. In case you don't want to hear live music like mariachis you can rent loudspeakers to connect your mp3 player. Its a cheap and great way... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here with our friends and took our small children with us. There are many entrances you can choose from so be careful that you find one that allows you free parking (it does exist there). If you go with a tour bus don’t worry about it. Also, the fees are regulated by the government so find an entrance... More 

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Torreon, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to Xochimilco on April 4th, it's definitely on of the thing I would suggest to anybody. We went to coiquilco (or something like this) which is one of the branches of Xochimilco. I was told this is a better part to visit as the main Xochimilco is quite busy. We had a great experience, we book for 2... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the chinampas was the very first idea for Aztecs to grow corn and vegetables , fisrt designned to grow a meal , now grow houses on " venetian " style ridding on water . since Xichimilco is way far from venetian the date that you whould be there is November the 2nd that is when the magic place on Xochimilco... More 

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