Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino
This is a very nice estate. There is a museum here and also you can see the Dolores Olmeda house. I heard of this museum but I knew nothing of this woman so coming here I discovered her too. Apparently she was an art collector amd philanthropist. This hacienda was her home which was turned into a huge museum.
There is tons of artwork from Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo among others.
She was also a lover of Diego Rivera. Looks to me like she really liked herself too because the place is filled with pictures and painting and carvings of herself.
The grounds are beautiful and there is alot to see here. We took alot of pictures. You cannot take pictures inside the museum rooms but you can take pictures outside on the grounds.
Walk around the mercado de artesanias
Next to where you get on the boats there is the handicrafts market. Not only can you get local craft and clothes you can get food too.
It was fun to walk around and check out what they had. We bought a couple of souveniers here.
Do the obvious, Ride a trajinera
This was alot of fun. We picked alittle boat and we went off. The cost is about $10 per person and we go for about an hour. You can also contract them for longer and for more people. Other boats will come close to you and they might be filled with Mariachi and ask you if you want to hear a song. Other boats might come close to you and ask you if you want something to eat. Wnhile you are on the boat you can drink all you want, you can even bring your own food and have a picnic
The floating gardens of Xochimilco
Xochimilco harbours the famous floating gardens that date back to the pre-Columbian times. Quite a nice scenery - houses along the canals with huge trees, gardens. I was a bit disappointed as I couldn't find any gardens that were literally floating and the whole area reminded me of the Bayou in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, the colourful boats with music bands and groups of people having lunch on the boats was quite charming. The boats cost between 140 pesos and 160 pesos.
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