San Cristobal de las Casas
There are not a lot of cities and towns that are a true testimony of the Spanish past, San Cristobal de las Casas, is a colonial Mexican je wel. Since its foundation in 1528 until 1892 this was the capital of the state of Chiapas and actually is a rich artistic place which combines colonial, baroque and neoclassic styles. San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico is located in a zone known as Los Altos de Chiapas in which tzeltales and tzotziles indians are settled, these indians are considered direct heirs of the Mayan culture. Due to this fact, this city of San Cristobal is an important center of cultural and commercial exchange. Strikingly positioned in the highlands of Chiapas at 2100 metres (6900 feet), there is an intense and otherworldly quality to San Cristóbal de las Casas. The streets rise and fall with brightly colored houses with red tile roofs, cobblestone streets and narrow sidewalks. Surrounding the city of San Cristobal de las Casas are many villages of Mayan-speaking Indians (People of the Sun) who display great variety in their language, dress, and customs; which makes this area one of the most fascinating places in Mexico. San Cristobal is a peaceful city and probably the safest and cleanest cities in Mexico with incredible shopping and a wide assortment of nightlife and eating establishments…More information about San Cristobal de las Casas History

 

San Cristobal de las Casas

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San Cristobal de las Casas Attractions

San Cristobal de las Casas Attractions

There are so many places and things to see in or around San Cristobal de las Casas. For those interested in history and culture, Chiaps is a country with a diverse legacy of different prehispanic cultures…Click to see a list of Attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas

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