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  Xochimilco Gardens | Planeta
In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, the name Xochimilco means "garden of flowers." The flowers that lined the streets of the city and its rooftop gardens took root here.
Xochimilco became recognized as a tourist attraction in its own right in the 1920s.
South of Xochimilco is the town of Milpa Alta, which holds a fair in May and June commemorating the noble nopal (prickly pear cactus).
www.planeta.com /ecotravel/mexico/df/xochimilco.html   (1262 words)

  
 Xochimilco - Aztecs and axolotls
Xochimilco lies some 28km south of the centre of Mexico City, one of the largest and most populous urban places on earth - with a population of as many as 25 million people occupying some 900 square kilometres.
The Xochimilco wetland system is a remnant of the large lake in which Mexico City was first built.
Xochimilco has 47 kindergarden, primary and secondary schools in the private sector and 173 in the public sector.
www.kent.ac.uk /anthropology/dice/research/azaxs/english/xochimilco/general.htm   (262 words)

  
 Xochimilco - Aztecs and axolotls
Lake Xochimilco, covering an area of 30 square km and located in the southwestern part, was considered the most beautiful and with the best quality water.
"Xochimilco" means "place of flowers" and derives from the large quantities of flowers that were cultivated by the people who settled there around in the middle of the thirteenth century.
However with increasing urbanization came the demand for water and by the beginning of the 20th century the springs and rivers feeding the system had been captured in tubes, leaving only inputs of ‘fl’ water of insufficient quality for irrigation, a decision that contributed to the collapse in the agricultural production.
www.kent.ac.uk /anthropology/dice/research/azaxs/english/xochimilco/history.htm   (423 words)

  
 Xochimilco Summary
The Xochimilco canals are now a popular tourist attraction whose shores are crowded with houses and docks.
Today, Xochimilco is a major tourist attraction, but sometime between the 8th and 10th century it was the agricultural hub of the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan.
Xochimilco was built on the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan.
www.bookrags.com /Xochimilco   (1364 words)

  
 Hotel Casa Xochimilco - Hoteles en Oaxaca Mio
Xochimilco is oldest and most traditional neighborhood with its own festivities, traditions and history.
The architecture and décor of Casa Xochimilco combine the rustic and traditional.
The Hernandez family, proprietors of Casa Xochimilco have built and decorated this small hotel to make it the most comfortable possible so that during your stay in Oaxaca you feel like your in your own home Each room is different, each has its own personality that will make you feel welcome.
www.oaxaca-mio.com /casaxochimilco_eng.htm   (301 words)

  
 Niñopan, pilgrimage in Xochimilco (Distrito Federal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Xochimilco is a land of parties and traditions that include the celebrations of the Virgin of Dolores, the Virgin of San Bernardino de Siena, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the patron saints of each town and barrio, and the Christ Child, among others.
The most important one, however, is the celebration of the Niñopan or “the pilgrim child of the barrios”, since it walks by each one of them during the whole year in order to cheer up and unite the people.
It is amazing that in 1997, we took an exit from the Periférico to Xochimilco, left a totally urban and postmodern environment and were surrounded by scenery which was a combination of semi-rural or semi-urban.
www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx /english/cultura_y_sociedad/religion/detalle.cfm?idsec=19&idsub=0&idpag=2204   (1310 words)

  
 Xochimilco.> Up a Lazy River in Mexico City - BY CHARLES DEWS in the MEXICO CONNECT MAGAZINE
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Not a river exactly, Xochimilco is a vast system of canals and gardens at the southern extreme of this megalopolis called Mexico City.
Upon arrival at the Embarcadero station in the village of Xochimilco, we both had the distinct impression that we were in a seacoast town.
www.mexconnect.com /mex_/travel/cdews/cdxochimilco.html   (373 words)

  
 Interview with Xochimilco Zapatista and Puente a la Esperanza / Global Eyes / In Motion Magazine
For example, in Xochimilco, there is problem of the privatizing of land, of losing historical, cultural memory -- the breaking of the social weaving of the people, of the community.
In Xochimilco Zapatista, for example, there is an assembly of twenty people from different pueblos and barrios who are housewives, campesinos, students, maids, workers.
The assembly of Xochimilco Zapatista has a dynamic but then each organization of the pueblos has their own dynamic and we have to respect this at the same time because the need for some pueblos is the need for land, while for others it is to organize for the traditional festival.
www.inmotionmagazine.com /global/mdfz_int_1.html   (4158 words)

  
 Xochimilco Gardens in Mexico City: Tourism Maintains Jobs
Xochimilco is divided into a traditional area and a newer ecological park north of town created in 1993 as part of a multi-million dollar "ecological rescue project" spearheaded by the federal government.
Xochimilco is in the southern part of Mexico City about 23 kilometers from the historic center.
South of Xochimilco is the town of Milpa Alta, which holds a fair in May and June commemorating the noble nopal (prickly pear cactus), inextricably linked to the founding of Tenochtitlán.
www.transitionsabroad.com /publications/magazine/0411/xochimilco_gardens_in_mexico_city.shtml   (1077 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Xochimilco at Epinions.com
Xochimilco wouldn't be at the top of my "must see" list for Mexico City, but it can be a fun weekend jaunt or a place to see something TRULY unique...
Xochimilco is definitely in the challenging category for a lot of visitors because it is not a pre-packaged kind of destination.
Xochimilco is pretty much the last place where you can see how farming was done in the era of the Aztecs, and even though there are some gardens that still grow food crops, today, many of the gardens grow flowers.
www.epinions.com /content_167253347972   (1599 words)

  
 CiN Weekly - Xochimilco (pronounced "So-she-milco")
In contrast, Xochimilco the restaurant is northeast of Northgate Mall, in a section of Colerain Township consisting mainly of car dealerships, strip malls and assorted shops.
Wide open in its seating arrangement, Xochimilco features a full-service bar just to the left of the restaurant's main entrance, while two separate dining halls can be found off to the right and center.
Ranch enchiladas ($7.75) or a steak ranchero ($8.75) are safe bets for first-time visitors to Xochimilco, the latter featuring a generous 8-ounce rib eye slathered in spicy tomato hot sauce with rice, beans and tortillas.
archive.cinweekly.com /content/2004/01/14/0114outtoeat.asp   (616 words)

  
 Ciudad de México.- Xochimilco
Entre las tradiciones más sobresalientes de Xochimilco se encuentran la bendición de niños-dios durante la fiesta de La Candelaria (2 de Febrero) o las celebraciones de la feria de las flores (martes de Semana Santa), en la que los barrios de toda la zona compiten en ostentación y gracia.
Xochimilco juega su existencia entre estas luchas ciclópeas y trata a la vez, de mostrar una cara amable.
Xochimilco se encuentra al sur de la Ciudad, aproximadamente una hora en auto desde el centro.
www.mexicocity.com.mx /xochim.html   (390 words)

  
 The Worlds of Xochimilco
Xochimilco, the “place of the flower fields” (in Nahuatl), is at once an ancient Aztec dream, a modern Mexican fiesta, and an eccentric eerie nightmare—all in one glorious experience and all in one day.
Perhaps because the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco were built on the eternal lake, they still exist.
Thankfully they have been restored and reclaimed from the pollution and neglect that almost caused their extinction, and Xochimilco was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
the-vu.com /Xochimilco.htm   (1251 words)

  
 Suburban Livestock Rearing in Xochimilco
Suburban livestock rearing by smallholders in the backyards of Xochimilco in the south-east of Mexico City as an important strategy for sustainable urban agriculture.
The distribution of species in Xochimilco, in terms of their frequency in a flock, is comparable to that reported by ourselves in the west of the city, that is: adult chickens (70%), juveniles (14%), guajolotes (12%), and ducks, doves and quail?
In the case of the birds, the greatest proportion of producers reported using maize grains as food, followed by commercial food used in combination with the maize for the young, as well as kitchen waste, including tortilla.
www.cityfarmer.org /livestock.html   (2831 words)

  
 Chinampas/Planeta.com
The real attraction of Xochimilco, unrecognized by travel editors and most Chilangos (Mexico City residents) alike, are the chinampas.
While the pre-Aztec history remains murky, it is clear that after 1100 or 1200, much of the basin formerly occupied by shallow lakes (Chalco and Xochimilco) was covered in these raised island fields.
Several hundred hectares of chinampas are still cultivated by farmers in Xochimilco and three other communities south of Mexico City.
www.planeta.com /planeta/95/0895chinampa.html   (529 words)

  
 Pilot Guides.com: Punting ancient waterways in Xochimilco
If the pace of Mexico City is raising your stress levels why don't you escape the city and head to Xochimilco, and take a boat cruise along the peaceful canals and flower nurseries.
About 500 years ago the valley of Mexico was a lake, which the pre-hispanic inhabitants of the area transformed into a series of canals, leaving the earth around the canals as fertile gardens called chinampas.
The trajineras are punted by a man with a pole, who will take you for a cruise of the canals and even steer you towards some floating mariachi boats or floating kitchens, and craft stalls.
www.pilotguides.com /destination_guide/central_america_and_caribbean/mexico/xochimilco.php   (303 words)

  
 North America on the Matrix: Xochimilco, Mexico
Xochimilco ("the place where the flowers grow"), a village to the southwest of Mexico City, is best known today as a Sunday getaway for residents of one of the world's largest cities.
While on the water, one can buy flowers (Xochimilco is a prime flower-growing region), collect all sorts of souvenirs, listen to a full-sized costumed mariachi band, and even order a freshly prepared hot meal (which, I am pleased to report, was excellent).
Xochimilco also served as a resort area for Aztec nobles who, like the modern residents of Mexico City, felt the need from time to time to escape the urban pressures.
www.on-the-matrix.com /north_america/Xochimilco.asp   (438 words)

  
 Xochimilco- Mexico City, Mexico - VirtualTourist.com
The canals of Xochimilco (about 115 miles of them remain) are all that is left of Lago Xochimilco (Xochimilco lake), a vast body of water (five lakes) that once filled the Valley of Mexico.
And although the Spanish conquerors razed a number of Aztec structures to fill in the lake in the center of the city, Xochimilco's system of chinampas were relatively undisturbed until water shortages and the sprawl of civilization marked the beginning of its decline at the end of the 19th century.
Xochimilco is a great place in Mexico City, originally created by the Aztecs to be agricultural canals.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/North_America/Mexico/Distrito_Federal/Mexico_City-957620/Things_To_Do-Mexico_City-Xochimilco-BR-1.html   (1854 words)

  
 Trajineras in Xochimilco on eyeflare.com
Xochimilco lies 28 km south of Mexico City.
With its network of canals and artificial islands, it testifies to the efforts of the Aztec people to build a habitat in the midst of an unfavourable environment.
In Xochimilco, flower-decked boats carry visitors through water canals (sort of a Mexican Venice).
www.eyeflare.com /photo/trajineras-in-xochimilco   (177 words)

  
 A Gringo in Mexico: Xochimilco
Xochimilco is home to the last of the chinampas or "floating gardens".
The Axtecs used the chinampas to raise the food that was needed for their capital city of Tenochtitlan.
The chinampas are still used for agriculture, mostly the growing of flowers (Xochimilco is Aztec for "place of the flowers").
agringoinmexico.blogspot.com /2005/08/xochimilco.html   (223 words)

  
 Trajinera-ride in Xochimilco, Mexico City on eyeflare.com
If you have some time to spare and looking for an experience not usually found in a mega-city, travel down to Xochimilco on the southern fringe of Mexico City for a boat ride in the canals in the shade of towering ahuejote trees.
There are two main 'embarcaderos' (boat landings) in Xochimilco, as well as a half-dozen secondary ones, and the canal system is extensive enough that traffic jams are rare.
For those interested in the history and techniques of chinampa farming, the nearby Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco (Xochimilco Ecological Park) is the place to go.
www.eyeflare.com /article/2006/trajinera-ride-xochimilco-mexico-city   (368 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Xochimilco, Mexico (Mexican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Mainly a commercial and tourist center, it is famous for its canals lined with poplars and flowers (Xochimilco is a Native American word meaning "plantation of flowers").
In pre-Hispanic times the Xochimilcas built soil-covered rafts (chinampas) in Lake Xochimilco on which they grew vegetables and flowers to be shipped to Mexico City on the canals.
Eventually the rafts became islands rooted to the lake bottom.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/X/Xochimil.html   (198 words)

  
 Xochimilco Restaurant|Detroit - Research Detroit Restaurants and read user reviews and information about Xochimilco ...
Xochimilco RestaurantDetroit - Research Detroit Restaurants and read user reviews and information about Xochimilco Restaurant and Restaurants in surrounding area
This mildly expensive restaurant has been around for the last 6 years, and is one of the popular places in the area.
now xochimilco is so popular that crowds regularly fill its three dining rooms on the first floor and crowd into second-floor..."
www.openlist.com /restaurants-view-xochimilco_restaurant.htm   (457 words)

  
 Evitan policías linchamiento en Xochimilco :: México :: esmas
Policías preventivos del DF rescatan a presunto violador en la delegación Xochimilco, cuando iba a ser linchado por una multitud
La joven mujer pidió el apoyo de los asistentes a la feria de San Andrés Ahuayucan, en Xochimilco, y al conocer el presunto delito cometido por el inculpado, Rojas Pérez fue objeto de una fuerte golpiza.
Los tripulante de la patrulla 6461, de la delegación Xochimilco, lograron rescatar con vida al presunto violador, y lo trasladaron en calidad de detenido al Hospital General de Xoco, en tanto la afectada se presentó ante la agencia investigadora del Ministerio Público 47, especializada en delitos sexuales.
www.esmas.com /noticierostelevisa/mexico/410907.html   (184 words)

  
 Words of the EZLN in Xochimilco, D.F.
We would like to express our gratitude to the people of Xochimilco, who have not only allowed us to share their roof and their food, but who have also sheltered and protected us on the day before our entrance into Mexico City.
Hospitality for the poor who struggle, and solidarity with just causes, are nothing new for the people of Xochimilco.
Frightened by the growth of the color of the earth, the gentlemen of money take refuge in their fortresses, and from there they are squandering, not their money, but their stupidity and clumsiness.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/mexico/ezln/2001/march/xochimilco_mar10.html   (883 words)

  
 Day of the Dead in Xochimilco
You will be invited to participate in the actual event, not simply as an observer, but as an integrated part of it all, and celebrate this enchanting and enchanted night with the native people of Xochimilco.
People in Xochimilco believe that the spirits of the departed ones return to this world in these two particular nights: On October 31,the spirits of the babies and children who have died return to this world and on November 1st, the spirits of the departed adults will be among us.
We want you to become involved with a festivity that brings entire families -from babies to seniors- with flowers, music, food and blankets in order to keep in touch, sing and talk with ourselves and keep the dead ones with company.
www.enkidumagazine.com /Tours/xochimilco.htm   (699 words)

  
 Finding direction » Blog Archive » Xochimilco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Xochimilco is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mexico City.
Most of that city is only a memory, but a few of the canals remain.
Jim posted this entry on on Saturday, February 4th, 2006 at 6:12 pm and is filed under Mexico, Video Blogs.
www.cottrillcompass.com /blog/2006/xochimilco.html   (318 words)

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