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Address: San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City, Mexico
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A famous mountain village south of Mexico City famous for its Day of the...

A famous mountain village south of Mexico City famous for its Day of the Dead celebration in November.

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Great Dia de Muertos Celebration

We went Saturday night. Great church and cemetery decorated for Dia de Muertos. Free stage show with Palomas entertaining. Really a good concert and all free. Lots of food and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2015
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Chalco, Mexico
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Chalco, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went Saturday night. Great church and cemetery decorated for Dia de Muertos. Free stage show with Palomas entertaining. Really a good concert and all free. Lots of food and Micheladas and curios to buy. Not the Zocalo in D.F., but I prefer the smaller scale. More to see and do without congestion. I will go again next year.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

we went here the 2nd of november for the day of the deads. A lot of people (but not so much as in the Zocalo of Mexico City!) a lot of food everywhere (but very expensive!...maybe because we were tourists?) beautiful church and cemetery....but smaller than you can imagine and so crowded of tombs that you literally walk on them...Very... More 

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3 Thank margrantcanada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 Thank Anna F
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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