Things To Do in Mexico City – Part 2
5. Xochimilco and National University of Mexico
Re-live the Aztec times in Xochimilco (pronounced ‘so-chee-MIL-co’), which is an agricultural area located 28 km south of Mexico City where many of the city’s flowers are grown. Drift through the magnificent floating gardens here, which were built during Aztec times, in a colorful ‘trajinera’ (a flat-bottomed boat) and learn its history. Today, this is an ecological reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Have lunch on the floating boat and see other boats transporting passengers and selling fresh food.
After the boat tour, you can visit the National University of Mexico, which was founded in 1550 and take in the striking outdoor gallery containing mural art and sculptures.