Vanessa and Roger, a couple that since we met, we realized that we are excited to travel and everything related to it. Recently on their website Viajeros Callejeros, they published an interesting article about what to do in San Cristobal de las Casas.
The sun rises in San Cristóbal de las Casas, so at 6 in the morning, we start the day working for a while, by the time it is 7:30 go to have breakfast at the Hotel Posada El Zaguán, which is our accommodation in San Cristóbal de las Casas these days, to recharge ourselves with energy to start the day.
Yesterday as we told you, we suffered a delay in the flight from Guadalajara to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where we connected with a bus to get to San Cristóbal de las Casas Mexico, so in the end, we arrived in the city practically five hours later than planned, being already dark.
That caused us to leave all the things we had to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas for today, so slowly but surely we left the hotel when it was 9 in the morning, at which time we just set foot. on the street, we can say without fear of being wrong that San Cristóbal de las Casas is going to become one of our places in the world , those that are on a list and that represent for us the destinations in which at some point, we will spend a season to live them and get to know them to the fullest.
As it already happened to us in cities such as San Miguel de Allende , Guanajuato or Zacatecas , we have the impression, although we have only been in the city for a few hours, that although there are many things to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas , something essential to know it and above all enjoying it, is wandering aimlessly, without maps and without haste, something we plan to do at the same time as we are visiting some of the essential places in the city.
Our tour of San Cristóbal de las Casas begins in the nerve center of the city and that is none other than Plaza 31 de Marzo, the place where we could say that everything begins in Sancris, as the city is affectionately known.
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What to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas
Considered by many as one of the essential places to visit in Mexico , this small city of Chiapas is one of the stops to consider on any trip to Mexico on your own .
With streets full of color, surrounded by lands of great indigenous roots, San Cristóbal de las Casas is a perfect base to get to know this area of the incredible Chiapas, where in addition to discovering the city itself, you can spend unforgettable days touring the surroundings.
A good way to learn about the history of the city and not miss out on anything interesting is to book this tour through San Cristóbal de las Casas .
March 31 Square
The Plaza 31 de Marzo is that place in the city through which you will probably pass several times a day and it is that inevitably and as if it were a rule, it seems that all the things to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas , start or end here. Or at least that’s what happened to us the days we were in the city, in which for one reason or another, we always ended up in this beautiful square where, whatever time it is, there will always be something to see or do. .
In the northern part of the square is the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de las Casas, a small temple restored on several occasions due to the damage caused by several earthquakes in which its interior covered in gold leaf stands out.
Real de Guadalupe Street
If there is a place that you cannot miss in San Cristóbal de las Casas, that is without a doubt the Real de Guadalupe walkway. If before we said that the Plaza 31 de Marzo was the nerve center of the city, we could say of this walkway that it is the artery. We are sure that this will become the street par excellence. The one that you will visit several times a day, even without wanting to, and we don’t really know what the reason is, but in the end, all travelers end up making life in this walker.
As we said before, one of the most recommended things to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas is to walk and get lost in its streets, but although in this post we only talk about the best known or tourist ones, we advise you to lose yourself in the streets parallel to these walkways. to see the city from another perspective, which reminds us very much of our beloved Antigua in Guatemala .
Doing this will also give you the possibility of knowing other less touristy aspects of the city, in which the day-to-day can be seen in every corner, making you part of a Mexico that you probably will not be able to see anywhere else on your trip.
We recommend that you walk through the Andador Real de Guadalupe in its entirety, to get to the Church of Guadalupe, another of the visits to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas , which will also allow you to see the most beautiful section of this street, which is the one that It is farther from the center, since the first part we could say is the most commercial, where you can find many recommended restaurants in the city, craft shops as well as charming places.
Located at the end of the Real de Guadalupe walkway, on the hill of the same name, is this church, a symbol of San Cristóbal de las Casas, as well as being the most popular on the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Although the visit to the church is undoubtedly highly recommended, getting here has another prize, which is none other than incredible views of the city, since to access the church you have to climb the hill and for this a few stairs.
When we finish the visit to the church we look at the clock and we realize that it is almost 12 in the morning and it is that without realizing it we have spent almost three hours touring the Andador Real de Guadalupe and the adjacent streets until we got here. San Cristóbal de las Casas is a true paradise for anyone who likes photography, since every corner you pass through we can say that they have something special.
Source: Viajeros Callejeros