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A city of contrasts

Mexico City is home to Centro Historico, which boasts numerous historic colonial landmarks, and the famous Aztec Templo Mayor. Continue with Chapultepec, which is one of the biggest urban parks in the world, complete with the city zoo, a castle, outdoor recreation opportunities, museums and an amusement park. Coyoacán is famous for counter-culture and art, and go to Condesa and Roma for the city’s trendiest restaurants, bistros, clubs, pubs and shops. Last, but not least, there’s Xochimilco with its waterways and flower gardens dating back to Aztec times.

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Museo Arqueológico de Xochimilco

Museo Arqueológico de Xochimilco

Ancient Xochimilco recreated

Ancient Xochimilco recreated Editors' Note

Museo Arqueológico de Xochimilco is a museum located at the Santa Cruz Acalpixca area which showcases and recreates the life of the ancient inhabitants of Xochimilco that was a very significant commercial center during the pre-colonial times.

Museo Arqueológico de Xochimilco contains more than 6,000 original artifacts that were part of the traditions and customs of the ancient people including zoomorphic figures, personal items, a rock map of Cuahilama and dishes among others. The artifacts came from the Mexica, Olmeca and Teotihuaca peoples who used to occupy the lands.

There are plenty of amazing things here in Museo Arqueológico de Xochimilco including a unique mural of a Spaniard fighting a mythological beast of a man-tiger. You should devote an entire day to see all the wonderful things here.

Museo Arqueológico de Xochimilco
Avenida Tenochtitlan 17, Santa Cruz Acalpixca, 16500 Mexico City
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 hrs.