Get to know the Magic Town of San Cristóbal de las Casas, in Chiapas


San Cristóbal de las Casas is a beautiful Magical Town, located in the Jovel Valley. It is a colorful city that enjoys a temperate climate and at the same time a strategic location. It was founded by Diego de Mazariegos in 1528, as Ciudad Real de Chiapa, capital of the province.

This Magical Town is the heart of the Chiapas Highlands, here roofs, flowery patios, cornered balconies, baroque facades, neoclassical and Mudejar style buildings, colorful crafts, exquisite cuisine, ceremonies, processions, popular festivals and ancient legends.

San Cristóbal de las Casas, one of the most beautiful cities in the country

Today the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas is one of the most beautiful and original in Mexico and Central America, due to the evocative colonial image that it has preserved in its historic center over the centuries, in addition to the traditional daily life, where the tzeltal and tzotzil ethnic groups with their colorful clothing go, coming from different communities to sell or exchange their products.

 What can you do in San Cristóbal de las Casas?

Without a doubt, San Cristóbal de las Casas has a lot to offer and enjoy: its museums, the picturesque corners of its neighborhoods, the communities of its native peoples, the vast gastronomy, the legends, the architecture and, needless to say, its magic surroundings. Here we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:


Temple of Carmen

San Francisco Temple

Museum of the Highlands of Chiapas and Textile Center of the Mayan World

Na Bolom Museum

Tzotzil communities of Chamula and Zinacantán

The exquisite gastronomy of San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal has a varied and exquisite cuisine that shines so much for its shapes and flavors. Live the gastronomic experience and do not miss the following recommendations:


Sweet beer

Coleto bread

Pressed peaches and other sweets

Bread soup

Roast coleto

Coleto ham



What is the best time to visit this Magic Town?

San Cristóbal de las Casas is one of the most beautiful cities in Chiapas and Mexico. It is the heart of the Chiapas Highlands, with an evocative landscape; It is a city of adobe walls, clay tiles, with nature, culture, memory and evocation among pine forests. Being a city located at 2 thousand 200 meters above sea level, it enjoys a warm climate, and it is necessary to take into account the following:

The optimal months to visit it are from December to May, when there is almost no rain.

From December to early March the weather can be cold with little drizzle or frosty with dense fog. It is important to wear cold clothing.

Consider that the months of April, May and June are the warmest months (between 20º to 28º), but do not forget that the afternoons and nights can be very cool.

It is essential to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Between June and the beginning of October, the rains are more frequent throughout the afternoon and night and it is necessary not to forget to take an umbrella or raincoat with you.

Source: Uno Tv