Xochimilco, a Vibrant Floating Festival

A mural made up of ceramic cups at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico City

Xochimilco is the most fun you can have at a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Directional sign to the Embarcadero at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityFormerly the floating gardens of the Aztecs, it is now a floating festival that is at its liveliest on Sundays when Mexican families gather together, cruising down the waterways on brightly decorated flatboats.Bright boats at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityBright boats at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityHere’s a boat for me, Viva Elizabeth!Bright boats at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityHere is the area where they paint and prep the boats. UNESCO Heritage Site Xochimilco with its bright walls abstractUNESCO Heritage Site Xochimilco with its bright boat and left-over lettersThe boats all have a long table and a bunch of chairs, enough for at least 10 people!UNESCO Heritage Site Xochimilco with its bright boat and tableUNESCO Heritage Site Xochimilco with its bright chairsThe price for the boat includes a poler who steers the boat down the canal.
UNESCO Heritage Site Xochimilco with its bright boat piloted by RafealThe first time we went we joined up with a mother and daughter who couldn’t afford a boat for just the two of them. Even though there was only the four of us on a boat meant for a large family, we had a great time. A packed performance for the mariachis playing on a boat at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityBoats full of Mariachis would play requests and smaller boats buzzed around selling snacks and food!Mariachis playing at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityWith those horns the Mariachi music is pretty colourful too!Mariachis playing at Xochimilco, the UNESCO Heritage Site of the former floating gardens in Mexico CityMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours.

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