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Xochimilco

The Floating Gardens of Mexico City

Xochimilco, Mexico City

Xochimilco, Mexico City

 

Just over 20 miles southeast of the zocalo is an area worlds apart from the congested streets. Take a ‘gondola’ ride through the lakes and canals of Xochimilco and remember that these waters were the origin of the city, and that the ‘floating gardens’ of today use techniques pioneered by the Aztecs.