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San Cristobal de Las Casas was one of the first towns founded in the Americas during the colony. Founded by Captain Diego de Mazariegos in 1528 it remainded the capital of the province of Chiapa until 1892 when Tuxtla Gutierrez became e the capital. Currently, San Cristobal is one of the most important and beautiful colonial cities of Mexico because of its wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions and colonial architecture, which has been preserved over the centuries. It is considered the cultural capital because of the great coexistence of different cultural expressions, both regional and international.

Art & Culture

Among the events held in San Cristobal de Las Casas, highlights the celebration of Holy Week, the Spring and Peace Fair and the Cervantino Baroque International Festival held in October.

Among the sights to visit around San Cristobal there are : San Juan Chamula (indigenous culture) 10 km (15 minutes) , San Lorenzo Zinacantan (indigenous culture) 12 km (15 minutes), Amatenango del Valle (crafts in clay ) 20 km (35 min), Chiapa de Corzo and Sumidero Canyon (colonial city and natural wonder) 37 km (45 minutes), Comitán de Dominguez (colonial city) 83 km (2 hrs), the Chiflón waterfalls, 113 km (2.30 hrs), Agua Azul Waterfalls 127 km (4 hrs), Lagos de Montebello, 144 km (3 hrs), Misol -Ha 167 km (4.30 hrs) and Palenque (UNESCO World Heritage Site) 191 km (about 5 hrs).

San Juan Chamula

Cañón del Sumidero

Palenque

Magical Town

Visit this beautiful magical town, it awaits you with beautiful traditions, colorful festivals, beautiful natural scenery and an interesting colonial architecture.

For longer stays visit: Casa Morada Apartments

Museums

• Ambar Museum
• Jade Museum
• Mayan Medicine Museum
• “Na Bolom” Museum. A few blocks from hotel.

Churches

• Temple and former Convent of Santo Domingo

• Cathedral Temple

• Temple and Carmen’s Arc

• Temple of San Cristobalito and Viewpoint

• Guadalupe’s Temple.

Walks

• On horseback

• Night chronicles.

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