Isla de las Muñecas
Take in some of the quieter parts of the Xochimilco canals while kayaking, and do some bird-watching while you’re at it. You’ll spot...
Museo Dolores Olmedo
Possibly the most important Diego Rivera collection of all belongs to this museum, ensconced in a peaceful 17th-century hacienda....
Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño
The Ex-Hacienda de San Juan Chinameca has a small and, unfortunately, horribly maintained museum with a meager collection of photos and...
Pulquería El Templo de Diana
This classic pulquería, a block east of the main market, has a cheerful sawdust-on-the-floor vibe, with a mixed-age crowd enjoying...
Embarcadero Cuemanco · interesting places nearby
Isla de las Muñecas information
For a truly surreal experience, head for Xochimilco and hire a gondola to the Island of the Dolls, where hundreds of creepy, decomposed dolls hang from trees. An island resident fished the playthings from the canals to mollify the spirit of a girl who had drowned nearby.
The best departure point for the four-hour round trip is Embarcadero Cuemanco. To get here, go to metro General Anaya and exit the station on the east side of Calzada de Tlalpan, then walk 50m north to catch a ‘Tláhuac Paradero’ pesero. Get off at the Embarcadero Cuemanco entrance.