Found in the southeast part of Mexico, San Cristóbal de Las Casas is a cultural town in the Chiapas state. It is a rather small city sitting in the highlands and is surrounded by mountains and hills. It is considered as a cultural capital because many descendants of the Mayan civilization.
Spanish architecture waits for you
The construct of the city remains rich with beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. Imagine long cobblestone streets, old colorful small houses and beautiful churches. Explore its quiet streets and you can find craft markets, shops, cafes or even make new friends. One of the major attractions in the city is the Cathedral, sporting Europe Baroque, Moorish and several Mexican styles. There are actually a lot of crafts markets where you can buy some really good handmade products. This quiet and easy going atmosphere creates this one of a kind experience you can’t find in the bigger cities.
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One of the most interesting places to visit is the Maya Medicine Museum where you can even have a go at some treatments. If you like exploring you can always travel to the surrounding Mayan villages around the city. It is best to do it with a guide as they will show you give you an insight into modern Mayan life.
Here you will find a lot of great places in nature. A beautiful series of waterfalls can be found EL Chiflon National Parks, a must see if you love nature. You can find the Orquideas Moxviquil, a gorgeous orchid botanical garden dedicated to safeguard the native Mexican flora and fauna. You can visit coffee plantations where they brew coffee and even stay in them for a while.
It was designed as a magical town and it is nothing short of that in reality. There is so much beautiful culture to soak up here, and in many ways this city stands out among its bigger brothers as something special.
Best San Cristóbal de Las Casas attractions
Jade Museum, The Cathedral, Santo DOminigo Church, Mayan Villages, Orquideas Moxviquil (botanical garden), EL Chiflon(park?), Lagunas de Montebello National Park,