Xochimilco, get to know the beauty of the "Mexican Venice"

usuario Max Balmori

A unique destination in Mexico

Mexico is beautiful! Proof of this are the hundreds of tourists who every year are eager to visit this place. Each corner has a charm that makes you want to return and it is not surprising, just imagine what it would be like to wake up every day on the seashore, with the best gastronomy and exploring the Magical Towns of Mexico.

Thanks to the fact that everyone is participating in the call "#InstaMéxico" we can find out which are the Mexican destinations that travelers enjoy the most. Those looking for new experiences, to live great adventures and take a great picture immortalizing their trip.

One of those destinations is Xochimilco; located south of Mexico City just 44 minutes away. This site has the most important of Mexican history as well as having tourist attractions that seem out of this world. And today, you are going to know the best of Xochimilco.

Embark on the “trajineras”

Xochimilco is also known as the Mexican Venice, this because it has a wide network of canals that are used as a tourist route, there, you can board one of the trajineras that have made Xochimilco iconic. Therefore, you should not leave without entering the Xochimilco Ecological Park.

Inside this park, there are the boats that will take you to know the interior of the place. In this pleasant trip you can appreciate a natural spectacle, as well as the flower markets that are typical of the region, for this reason the trajineras are decorated with hundreds of them.

The best thing is that you can choose which one you want to do this ride, being Nativitas, Zacapa and Las Flores Nativas, the most traditional boats and of course in which everyone wants to get on.

In addition to the trajineras, you also have the opportunity to navigate these channels in pedal boats, bicycles and quadricycles. And if what you are looking for is to have a closer contact with nature, the Xochimilco Ecological Park is also perfect for having a picnic with your family and friends.

Enter the temple of Xochimilco

This is one of the oldest temples in Mexico City built by the first evangelizers who arrived to Xochimilco. They came to a town where they were allowed to carry out their missionary work. And that is how they began the construction of a temple that would serve as a school and convent, work that ended in 1590.

Today you can enjoy the San Bernandino de Siena temple, this spiritual site is located on Avenida Nuevo León 22B next to the mayor's office of Xochimilco.

Impressive from wherever it is seen, this place is host to celebrations such as the Feast of San Bernandino de Siena, where religious and artistic activities are carried out, guided tours are given inside the temple and traditional dances.

Places like this have become part of the culture of Mexico, enriching its folklore and embellishing the environment that lives here.
This historical giant and many more are the reason why hundreds of people come every year, dare to know the Mexican beauty and discover yourself why everyone talks about traveling to Xochimilco.

The city of flowers

Many of Mexico's vacation destinations are very colorful and full of a glow that paints the streets with joy, but it is undoubtedly highlighted by the flowers that grow here.

The Madreselva (Honeysuckle) flower market has become a must visit for all tourists, making the trip a unique experience. It is located next to the Bosque Nativitas.

You have to give yourself the opportunity to visit this market and fall in love with the natural beauty that this “lung” of Mexico gives us. In addition to having an extensive collection of flora that you can take with you, you will also find medicinal plants, seeds, pots, crafts and decorative stones, perfect for all nature lovers.

Just like this there are many other markets such as Acuexcomatl, Cuemanco and the Palacio de la Flor, so you have more than one option to enjoy these attractions and you will have plenty of excuses to bring out your adventurous spirit and get to know every corner of Xochimilco.

Make sure to participate in the call "#InstaMéxico", all you need is to share your best photo of the Mexican destination that has impressed you the most.

There are so many wonders in Mexico and today you have just discovered one more of them. You are cordially invited to visit this magical place. Get ready because the adventure is just beginning.

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