Visit San Andres Mixquic at the Day of the Dead in Mexico City at Night

Experience Day of the Dead Mixquic Mexico City at Night

Day of the Dead at Night

After my daughter and I visited San Pedtro Atocpan and San Antonio Tecomitl on the tour with Pata de Perro DF on 2nd November.

I toured the cemetery of the third town at night on the Day of the Dead. And, it's San Andres in Mixquic, Milpa Alta Mexico.

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San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City

The Church and Cemetery of San Andres

At the church, Parroquia de San Andrés Apóstol, I walked around the cemetery.

The graves are decorated, with offerings like flowers. And, candles are lit.

I found it very crowded.

The doors of the church were open. I could look into the church. And, I could see the gold within and on the roof entrance.

I walked further around to where there used to be a monastery. And I found relics from the past and human bones used in the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Day of the Dead Church and Cemetery at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Day of the Dead Cemetery at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Flowers at cemetery on the Day of the Dead at San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Day of the Dead Church San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Day of the Dead, Church Ceiling, San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Day of the Dead, Church Interior, San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City
Day of the Dead relics at night, San Andres Mixquic, Mexico City

Town of Mixquic, Mexico City

Next, I walked into the town. And, you can eat at restaurants and shop at stalls along the road.

In the middle, I saw a tall female skeleton, La Catrina, and a tall male skeleton. They were lit up at night, so they were easy to find.

Then, I went to a small restaurant for a Mexican meal. In Mexico, I recommend the thick mango juice and the corn quesadillas.

And, for me, the Cactus Juice tasted similar to orange juice.

La Catrina, Day of the Dead Mixquic at night
Day of the Dead Mixquic at night
Day of the Dead Mixquic
A street in Mixquic at night Mexico City

Where Is San Andres Mixquic?

San Andres Mixquic is found in Tláhuac, southeast of Mexico City.

The trip back to Mexico City took a long time because of the traffic due to it being 2 November.

For the location of Mixquic on the map.

Tips for Visiting Mexico City

  1. Learn Spanish for travel. For instance, we needed to be able to speak Spanish to buy tickets at the train station. We are grateful to find a lady who bought our tickets and directed us to the correct platform.
  2. Catch official taxis at taxi ranks only. We are grateful to have found taxi drivers who spoke English at the official taxi ranks.
  3. Ask the taxi driver how much the fare will cost upfront. So that, you make sure you have the cash in Mexican Pesos to pay for the ride. I had to show the taxi driver that we had enough cash so that they would take us to our destination.
  4. Plan and Book tours with English-speaking guides especially if you are not fluent in Spanish. Check that you have an English-speaking guide because we booked an English-speaking tour and were on a tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. So, it caused some confusion.
  5. Don't say you are lost.
  6. If you are unsure what someone has said. Say you do not understand, and say it in English.
  7. You'll see W.C signs for toilets. Carry coins for these toilets. And, we used toilets at hotels and shopping centres.
  8. Carry toilet paper and disinfectant wipes.
  9. Hydrate with bottled water.

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