San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico is a wonderful place for travelers to base themselves for countless adventures throughout the state of Chiapas.
Museums in San Cristobal de las Casas
You’ll also find over a half dozen museums throughout San Cristobal de las Casas. Here are three of the most notable museums in town:
- The Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya ($55 MXN) is arguably the best museum in town, highlighting textile production throughout the region.
- The intimate Na Bolom ($40 MXN) highlights the region’s culture through textiles and historical documents.
- Meanwhile, the Museo de Ambar (Amber Museum, $25 MXN) is another small museum that gives a look into the amber found here in addition to purchasing jewelry at the adjoining store.
Walk Around this Beautiful Town
Yet perhaps the best thing to do in San Cristobal de las Casas is to stroll along the many pedestrian-friendly streets and simply soak it all in. The main pedestrian thoroughfare is Real de Guadalupe. This central walkway is always bustling with local life and lined with some great restaurants and cafes.
Stop into a cafe to sip some local Chiapan coffee in the morning and switch over to pox, a local liquor, by nightfall. Be sure to head over to San Cristobal’s Zocalo, the central plaza, which is a great place for people watching, relaxing, and street vendors. There’s also no shortage of shopping opportunities either as you can find an abundance of locally made handicrafts at the boutiques along Real de Guadalupe in addition to the sprawling local craft market.
Simply walking among these sights in San Cristobal de las Casas can be a great introduction to the area. Below is a map of San Cristobal de las Casas, to get your bearings and understand where each of the aforementioned places are located.
Consider taking the Free Walking Tour of San Cristobal de las Casas. It’s a two-hour tip-based walking tour of the city that visits many of those locations while a local guide provides a wealth of information of San Cristobal de las Casas’s history, cuisine, culture, and practical information to know during your stay.
It’s a great overview of San Cristobal that can make for a particularly nice intro for new visitors to the city. This walking tour departs every day at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, from Plaza de la Paz, which is the main central plaza in front of the Cathedral.
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