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Mixquic

San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City, Mexico
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Ranked #54 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A famous mountain village south of Mexico City famous for its Day of the Dead celebration in November.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Came specifically from Greece for this experience and it was greater than I could have ever imagined! Tradition, great buys, awesome food, fun and safe environment among friendly locals. It is a travel experience of a lifetime and should not be missed!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Mixquic is a small village in the border DF-Mexico State which claims to be the only place in the capital where the graveyard in the church garden is still in use. The long tradition of families going to the cemetery to share the evening of 2nd.November with their dead relatives is here as authentic as it gets, at least in... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is a place full of Mexican traditions. I loved the cementery, all the people in there. I went on Nov 2nd, the bussiest day, so there was A LOT of people in there. They also feature a lot of dinning places where you can find food on a very good price, and very tasty food. The only thing that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We booked a taxi to take us there and back from city centre for 1500 pesos. The trip lasted about two hours each way. Yes, it is long but bear in mind that it's just a regular village that becomes a major attraction only once a year for one evening. There's only one road leading two it and it's not... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed n Mexico City and were advised to hire a car for the day to go to Mixquic for the Dia De Los Muertos festival. It was booked for 7pm and the ETA was between 40-90 minutes. By 11pm we had only just arrived and found a parking space. Traffic was horrendous the entire journey. So were the road... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was our first experience in Mexico for Day of the Dead. It only took us an hour to get there from our home in La Herradura. Very quaint, typical Mexican town that is probably nothing special normally, but today it was fantastic. The street was filled with vendors. The church was the highlight for us and the graves were... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I would only recommend you visit Mixquic on the day of the dead. You should expect to be in a traffic jam, perhaps a couple of hours. When you get there it's like being in a very crowded country fare. They sell food and crafts on the street. But the main attraction is the cemetery. It is amazing. You see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Since we could not go to the Lake Patzcuaro (in Michoacan) believed to have security issues I looked for another place to have a full experience: San Andres Mixquic is the place to be, either on the Eve or the day of. The church looks dull from outside but it is all 'gold' inside - incredible in such a tiny... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

I was very happy to be honored to take part of the Day for the Dead celebration in Mixquic. The people were friendly, did not have problems with us taking photos, and let us into their lives to let us watch them celebrate a wonderful tradition! Since it was fall, they had just had their harvest, and it was amazing... More

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