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San Juan Chamula, Mexico
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Before people were distant with tourists but respectful now they are quite dangerous and hostile to tourists, super bad experience threaten to hurt you if you do not give them money.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank comuni t
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The square is very nice and there are lots and lots of little shops of the local people: fruit, food, souvenirs, clothes, ecc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A4904YHelizabethc
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ElenaGiam
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EnriqueMolina
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 14lynt
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank elenabg553
Reviewed 7 March 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank FerringFairy
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
I would bloody hope so! it's just 20 pesos by collectivo!