Xochimilco Historic Center

Xochimilco's Barrios Originarios

The Xochimilco Historic Center consists of no fewer than 17 ancient and fascinating neighborhoods. If you've ridden the canals, you've no doubt caught a glimpse of at least some of them.

These 17 neighborhoods are recognized by the City and Federal governments for having preceded the colonial period. The Barrios Originarios also maintain today something of their original culture, heritage, and way of life.

The listings below are intended to make it easier to visit and an introduction to a long, intertwined, and compelling history. Each barrio surrounds, or at least plays host to, a historic Catholic chapel. Many of these were built on top of, or on the site of, an even older indigenous ceremonial site.

Perhaps, best of all, because the Xochimilco Historic Center is so old, everything's within easy walking distance.

Xochimilco Light Rail Station

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Mercado de Xochimilco

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Embarcadero Fernando Celada: Ecological Tours of Xochimilco

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Embarcadero Belem & Belem de las Flores

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Clock Tower of Xochimilco

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Embarcadero Salitre

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Xochimilco Archaeological Museum

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Barrio La Concepción Tlacoapa, Xochimilco

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Barrio La Asunción Colhuacatzinco, Xochimilco

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Barrio La Guadalupita Xochitenco, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Juan Bautista Tlateuhchi, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Francisco Caltongo, Xochimilco

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Barrio La Santísima Trinidad Chililico, Xochimilco

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Barrio Belem de Acampa

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Barrio San Pedro Tlalnahuac, Xochimilco

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Barrio del Rosario Nepantlatlaca, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Marcos Tlaltepetlalpan, Xochimilco

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Barrio Xaltocan, Xochimilco

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Barrio Santa Crucita Analco, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Cristóbal Xallan, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Esteban Tecpanpan, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Diego Tlalcozpan, Xochimilco

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Barrio San Lorenzo Tlaltecpan, Xochimilco

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Cathedral of San Bernardino de Siena, Xochimilco

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