Tourist routes in the rural area of Mexico City

nopal milpa alta

Tourist routes in the rural area of Mexico City 

If you are thinking about taking any of the flights to Mexico City during a weekend, then pay attention to the four tourist routes in the rural area of Mexico City, which offer capitalists and tourists all kinds of activities in contact with nature, with indigenous cultures and even in different agrarian centers.

The capital has tourist routes in the town hall Tláhuac and Xochimilco, where you can learn about its traditional villages, its history, life in its lagoons, canals and even up a chinampa, which is the main means of transport in this area of waterways. While, in Tlalpan, Magdalena Contreras and Milpa Alta, the tours will allow you to live their traditions and culture, wooded landscapes, valleys, canyons, rivers and waterfalls, among others.

In the Patrimonial Route of Life and Death in Tláhuac, you will be able to enjoy trajineras journeys in the Lago de los Reyes Aztecas Pier, admire swampy places to reach the chinampas and obtain directly from the farmers vegetables and flowers. The tour includes the lagoons of the Ejido de San Pedro, sanctuary of migratory birds and the archaeological zone of San Andrés Mixquic, the museum, cemetery and the altar of the goddess Miquixtli, deity of life and death.

Nopal route

In the Patrimonial Route of the Flowers in Xochimilco, you can visit the towns of that town hall starting in Santiago Tulyehualco, where the author of the song “Cielito lindo” was born. Right there you can take a massage or temazcal bath in the houses of traditional medicine, visit the markets of flowers, medicinal and ornamental plants, located in San Luis Tlaxialtemalco, Madre Selva, Santa Maria Nativitas, and the Cuemanco Market. In Santa Cruz Acalpixca is located the Archaeological Museum of Xochimilico and the Ceremonial Center Cuahilama, founding place of this region, Xochimilco is known for its 12 touristic piers and its colonial architecture, an example of this is the Parish of San Bernardino de Siena and the chapels of its 18 neighborhoods.

The Nopal Patrimonial Route, Flavors and Colors of Milpa Alta will allow you to get to know the culture, festivities, dances, virreinal architecture, revolutionary and the Nahua tradition of the peoples that make it up. Eight of the 12 villages are dedicated to the production of prickly pear cactus, in the Tepenahuac Environmental Education Center it is possible to go through the crops and learn from this type of vegetable, which can be purchased directly at the Collection Center of Nopal Verdura of Villa Milpa Alta or local markets. The main attraction of San Pedro Atocpan, considered a magical neighborhood, is its mole-based gastronomy, which you can taste in the restaurants and shops of the town.

That the flights to Mexico City have more places to go, than the already traditional museums and central spaces of the city. Give an opportunity to these rural routes of the city that will give you a journey full of culture and tradition for the founding peoples of today’s great capital of Mexico.