San Andrés Mixquic

NEIGHBORHOODS · Real traditional flavor during the day, the magic of the Night of the Dead every year.


San Andrés Mixquic is one of Tlahuac's seven founding districts, where traditions have been best preserved. From its pre-Hispanic past remain the archeological ruins of San Andrés former convent, built by the Augustunians in the 15th century. In addition to the outdoor sculptures in the museum of the exconvent, you can see a collection of archaeological pieces from the Toltec and Teotihuacan cultures.

Since pre-Hispanic times this place has been agricultural. Bathed by Chalco lake, there used to be chinanpas (floating orchards). Vestiges of these ancient ways of life in the semi-rural landscape remain. One of the most popular destinations un the municipality is Lago de los Reyes Aztecas, offering rides in trajinera, a wide offer of typical food and visitis to the live museum, located in a chinanpa, where visitors can learn firsthand the most traditional ways of life in the area. Another point of interest is Parque de los Olivos, where the first olive trees in America were planted more than 500 years ago.

An essential date in the festival calendar is the celebration of the Day of the Dead, massively popular in San Andrés Mixquic, attracting thousands of visitors each year to the cemetery.

we recommend

  1. Take a ride in trajinera on the Lago de los Reyes Aztecas and visit the Museo Vivo, which displays the traditional lifestyles of the chinampas.
  2. Visit the most important celebration of The Day of the Dead of Mexico City at the San Andrés Mixquic cemetery.
  3. Enjoy nature at Bosque de Tláhuac, a green protected area with activities for the whole family.
  4. Spend a family day at Parque de los Olivos, where in addition to admiring the olive trees you can try many recreational activities.
  5. Try the local delicacies like mixmole, tamales in all its varieties and the exquisite calientito.

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