Unique monument of urban planning, inherited from Aztec times. Here has been preserved the network of ancient channels with chinampas – island gardens. Channels are traveled by special boats – trajineras. Channels and islands contain endemic plants and animals including unique salamander – axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum (Shaw, 1789)).

Location, GPS coordinates: 19.2586 N 99.0968 W
Categories: Cities and towns, Parks and gardens, Ecosystems
Values: Architecture, Biology, Visual
Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
Where is located? North America, Mexico, Ciudad de México, Xochimilco suburb some 20 kilometres souoth from the centre of Mexico City

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