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I visited this little indigenous town on a guided tour that I liked so much that I took the tour twice. The local "Catholic" church was minus a parish priest because the parishioners had murdered the last one, and all the statues of saints were...More
The only church in this village is simply unique. Although it’s catholic, the population is still using their old rites and ceremonies, before the spanish colony.
The vibe is very different from any other Church I’ve been.
The chamulas are proud of their traditions and...More
If you appreciate the history and rituals of the indigenous people, this is a once in a lifetime experience. We had an excellent guide with a great ability to explain the ancient Mayan customs and traditions still practiced. I shall return.
A VERY interesting place. The only place worth the visit is the church.
And the only way to make the visit worthy is by hiring a guide.
I had never seen the mix between pagan & catholic rituals that I saw there (i.e. a chaman...More
Visited the small village which is approximately 10 km north west of san cristobel de las casas and is home to a fiercely independent Tzotzil community. This is one of the largest indigenous groups in Chiapas and such an eye opener. These people have their...More
If you happen to be in San Cristobal de las Casas, do pay a visit to this amazing village. The short trip feels like a time travel through the past centuries. The church, is of course, the highlight of the small village. If you have...More
Firstly do not attempt to take any photos. The local people do not like it as obviously they are not exhibits in a museum or suchlike. You are allowed to take pictures of the outside of the church. The local ladies are all dressed in...More
When in San Cristobal DLC a visit to San Juan Chamula church is a must. If you know some Spanish, do not bother booking a tour for visiting the place. You can easily take a colectivo (18 pesos per person) from the crossing of Calle...More