Enjoy the wild party in the streets: the Huamantlada
Xochimilco is one of the most ancient towns in Mexico and its indigenous people preserve many of their old cultural traditions and native heritage, all in the middle of urban Mexico City.
WALK THROUGH THE CHARMING NARROW STREETS
Enjoy its warm, colorful people while you stroll through the town, with its beautiful buildings and a plethora of flower gardens. If you’re looking to grab some souvenirs, visit the two main markets. One is known for its variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some handmade goods. In the food market, make sure to stop by the stalls that cook local delicacies and try a wide variety of tamales, traditional champurrado, quesadillas of flor de calabaza, chicharron, mushrooms, huitlacoche, pambazos, pozole, tlacoyos, sopes and the tacos, so traditional of Xochimilco.
SET SAIL ON A TRAJINERA DECORATED WITH FLOWERS AND HARMONY
Get ready to enjoy a relaxing sail on the ancient canals. Their waters are filled with colorful, flat boats called trajineras. As you sail, enjoy traditional Mexican food and local music, such as mariachi, marimba, salterio an Northern bands.
After your relaxing canal journey, ride a horse through the Nativitas Woods and visit the Madre Selva market; it will surprise you with its wide variety of fruit trees, plants and flowers available for purchase, and even some carnivorous ones!
EXPERIENCE XOCHIMILCO’S ARTS & CULTURE
Some of the best cultural forums to visit include the Museo Arqueologico de Xochimilco and Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño, where you can find a collection of paintings by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
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