Architects point out that according to the federal decree published on December 4, 1986, San Cristóbal de Las Casas currently has 520 properties.
San Cristóbal de las Casas.- Architects point out that according to the federal decree published on December 4, 1986, San Cristóbal de Las Casas currently has 520 buildings considered historical monuments, the majority of which are houses-rooms and that unfortunately due to change of land use are hotels, only 19 are ecclesiastical and a few more of a civil nature such as the former municipal presidency now Musac.
Within the framework of the International Day of Historical Monuments and Sites, Architects of this colonial city point out that San Cristóbal de Las Casas has been losing its for several years, unfortunately the local authorities have allowed changes in land use.
Land use is hotels and only 19 monuments remain
In this regard, the Sancristobalense Architect Fabian Ozuna Espinoza in an interview said that the decree establishes that in San Cristóbal there are 520 properties considered as historical monuments that the majority are houses-rooms and that unfortunately due to land use change they are hotels and only 19 monuments remain that to date some maintain their original facades.
Several monuments are mistreated by graffiti on the walls
He added that the area of historical monuments is not only for the building but for the architectural structure that was formed, one of them the layout of the streets of the neighborhoods as they consolidate, various links of the city are integrated but also the public spaces that are in them such as neighborhood squares, gardens, green areas, the hills themselves that are as a visual finish in the streets are part of that image and that value.
The architectural structure that was formed
Finally, he regretted that currently several monuments are mistreated by graffiti on the walls that have been made by activists, as well as organizations and students, where the original walls have been ruined and for their recovery, thousands of pesos are needed and these works have to be solved by the INAH.