Xochimilco are chinampas, trajineras, museums, flower and plant markets, parishes, parks and forests. The Xochimilco canals and the traditional chinampas cultivation system are Cultural Heritage of Humanity. From its ten piers, more than 200 colorful trajineras leave to tour the canals, whose routes reach the chinampas or the Island of the Dolls. Along the way, the visitor can eat, celebrate with family or friends, sing with a mariachi or simply enjoy the beautiful landscape. There are few things in Mexico City as traditional as this one.
Buying flowers is part of the Xochimilco experience, as is visiting the town center, with its magnificent Franciscan parish of San Bernardino de Siena, or the colorful traditional market.
Art fans have a must at the Dolores Olmedo Patiño Museum, patrons of painters such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and a key figure in the cultural life of Mexico in the last 50 years.
In the Nativitas Forest you can enjoy the wind in a palapa and go horseback riding. To delight in nature and learn about conservation, go to the San Luis Tlalxialtemalco Forest, the Xochimilco Ecological Park, and the Chinampero Michmani Ecotourism Center.
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8 pm
Location: New Nativitas Pier, Xochimilco
Cost: Free entry (Cost per hour of trajinera: $ 500 pesos)
To know more visit: trajinerasxochimilco.com.mx