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San Cristóbal de las Casas

San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico)

Practical information on San Cristóbal de las Casas

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  • Viewpoint
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Essential
4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
One hour from Tuxtla Gutierrez by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of San Cristóbal de las Casas

Delphine Teisserenc Seasoned Traveller
46 written opinions

The wonderful town of San Cristóbal de las Casas is a colonial jewel of Chiapas. With its cultural diversity, everyday hustle and bustle and relaxed atmosphere, you are bound to fall under its spell.

My suggestion:
For fans of amber, San Cristóbal des las Casas is the ideal place in which to unearth yourself a unique, original piece!
My review
With its laid back atmosphere and socially mixed population, you'll find this charming, colourful town in southern Mexico quite enchanting. In San Cristóbal de las Casas, communities of indigenous people and Westerners live side by side, and each of the town's colonial quarters is even more fascinating than the last. Out of all the places I visited during my trip to Mexico, this was my favourite, and it's somewhere in which I quickly felt right at home! I still retain wonderful memories of wandering its little streets and discovering little jewellery makers and creators of other kinds of objects.
View over San Cristóbal de las Casas
Mikaël Faujour Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

One of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico

My suggestion:
If your time is short, make sure you at least visit the Museum of Mayan Medicine.
My review
San Cristóbal de las Casas is one of the most peaceful and charming cities I had the opportunity to stay in during my trip to Mexico. I spent five days there at the beginning of February 2013. Because I'm not at all the type to eagerly rush round trying to bag all the main places "to do", like ticking items on some sort of list, I didn't visit the surrounding area, even though I'd been told the sites there were especially worth seeing. I was instead content to remain in the city relaxing and taking things easy, either just walking around or buying and enjoying local cheeses, which were so delicious I regret being unable to recall their names.
View of San Cristóbal de Las Casas Cathedral by night
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

A colonial, architectural heaven in the heart of Chiapas.

My suggestion:
Missing Europe? Instead of your usual tortilla snack, check out a French bakery in the Andador district - its chocolate almonds are to die for!
My review
The lovely town of San Cristobal de las Casas (San Cris in short) has it all. It's both charming and colourful. It has a great market and a blended Mexican population that comes from all walks of life. It's both cosmopolitan and rural - the perfect place to stay and chill out for a while. Plus it has loads of things to see and do, both in and outside the town. Infact, the whole of Chiapas State is amazing - you'll fall in love with it, so you must put it on your Mexican itinerary.
Market
View of the town
Main Square
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