Xochimilco Travel Guide

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Xochimilco Things to Do

  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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Xochimilco Restaurants

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    by malianrob Updated Sep 24, 2008

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    We didnt bring our own food like alot of people do. Our plan was to eat here, and we did just that.
    The guy rowing our boat suggested that if we wanted to eat he knows a good "restaurant".
    The restaurant being one that floats. We took his word for it and we werent disappointed.
    The people you chose to cook for you attach themselves to the back of your boat and you can even watch them cook for you right there.
    The food is not expensive at all and it was very delicious.
    Then the boat disappears with the people that cooked for you. A while later before you get off they appear again and accept their payment.

    Favorite Dish: I had the carne asada. Michelle had the Chicken Flautas and so did Celso. They made their own salsa and toritllas. Man! It was all so good. I was very satisfied.

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Xochimilco Transportation

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    by ronaldpk Written Mar 22, 2006

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    Don't bother with tours and go to Xochimilco on your own. Take the metro to Tasquena stop (it's a last stop), get off and look for the "El tren ligero Xochimilco". The cost is only 2 pesos one way and takes you to the very heart of the town. From there, follow the signs "Embarcaderos" and you will get to the boats in just minutes.

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Xochimilco Warnings and Dangers

  • Died in Early 2001

    The guide had told us that the old man had died in early 2001 and now his sons looked after the island.

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  • Local News

    Hanging on the outside was a framed newspaper article with a picture of him, taken from the local paper.

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Xochimilco Off The Beaten Path

  • The Old Man

    He put dolls just about anywhere he could find room, even putting a wire from one tree to the next to hang more dolls.

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  • Souvenir

    This ride goes to the mini islands, where travelers can get off and wander around, buy souvenirs or listen to the story behind the island.

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  • Gondola

    The main attraction there is the lake and the gondola-like boats that are decorated with colorful flowers on the sides.

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