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Xochimilco

Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
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Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
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Ranked #24 of 91 Activities in Mexico City
Type: Ancient Ruins, Neighborhoods, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Neighborhoods, Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

U guys talk about dirty water and compare it with venice..... Have you even been in venice??? Water isnt clean there neither!! And still , both are great places to visit, perhaps you should stay home in your confort zone and just be .. You know .. You.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Awesome place! Just make sure you do not follow the guys that claim to be from Mexico tours. They will take you to a side if Xochimilco where prices are not posted and will charge more. Always go to the main marina and you will see the big sign with prices posted. Enjoy the tour, food and music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Xochimilco is a nice and colorfull place to visit, the waters are not dirty, and yet yes they are very dark and black because the dirt is black like mud, so dont expect to see clear water like in the sea or venice, if you want to see clear waters go to cozumel mexico there you can see 30 feet... More 

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London
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38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Hey all Myself and my girlfriend, both from England, have just got back from Xochomilco. We had a wonderful time, we were a little put off by most of the reviews on here but we decided to check it out for our selves and it was amazing. 90mins max from zocalo by metro and train... Firstly, we took the metro... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

So you wonder, why a lot of terrible reviews an angry comments about this place? Why? BECAUSE THEY SOLD XOCHIMILCO as a Venezia and a clean, colourful, place. But the only true thing is that XOCHIMILCO is colourful, but the river is not clean don't expect clear waters but all the opposite kkk the trajineras the little colourful boats you... More 

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Yelapa, Jalisco,Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A must experience while in Mexico DF. Colorful , long, narrow boats ply the waters of these ancient canals where the Aztecs grew most of their produce and that still sustain floating gardens. Boats with musicians , food vendors, souvenir purveyors… all come alongside to sell you their wares. Nive way to spend an afternoon.

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I had not idea what to expect but we had a great night of entertainment. We had 2 drinks each (beer), no tequila shots but many on our boat had shot after shot --- they were extremely entertaining! If you are a non drinker you may want to skip this tour. We found it great fun!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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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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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