|Casa Felipe Flores is the ideal headquarters for exploring the historic attractions of San Cristóbal and the surrounding area.
and festivals are celebrated in San Cristóbal, as well as
the nearby Indian villages of San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan, Amatenango
del Valle, Tenejapa, Huixtan, Mitontic, Oxchuc, and San Andres
Larrainzar. Read more about Holidays and
of the most interesting ruin sites in Mexico and Central
America are in Chiapas, including Palenque, Tonina, Yaxchilan,
Bonampak, Tenam Puente, and Chinkultic, among others.
- Hiking options include walks through pine forests, a climb to the
Huetepec Cloud Forest, and guided or unguided tours of the city. Bike rentals and horseback riding excursions are
- Birding. Birders from many countries come to Chiapas to visit one or more wonderful areas for birding. For more information and to arrange a guide, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Cathedral, located on the main plaza, contains baroque altars,
17th and 18th century paintings, fine wood carvings and sculptures.
Domingo Church, built between 1547 and 1560, is one of the
largest in Mexico. Its facade is an example of typical Mexican
- Na-Bolom (House of the Jaguar) houses an archeological and ethnological
museum and library. Founded by Danish archeologist Frans Blom
and his wife Trudi, the foundation focuses on the Indians of Chiapas
and their culture.
Indigenous Artisan Market is located on the grounds of the Santo Domingo
Church. Held every day, Mayan people come in from the villages
to sell textiles, pottery, jewelry, and baskets as well as
items made of leather, tin, cotton, and wool.
- San Cristóbal's central market is located
two blocks from the artisan market and is the source of produce,
meat, fresh flowers, furniture, charcoal, household goods, and
clothing for much of the city's population.
Cultural Center Museum of Chiapas Highlands
Sergio Castro Museum