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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely have to go to Chamula and visit the church. But I would Highly recommend doing it with Alex and Raúl tours, otherwuse you won't really understand most of what you see. Tours meet in the morning by the cross in front of San Cristobal...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 14 April 2019

We drove from San Cristobal and parked around the corner off the square. The church is fascinating and full of people praying. There were minimal tourists there when we got there so it didn't feel too over run. The garden to the left has some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ClarNicL
Reviewed 2 April 2019

I want to write this review in English so hopefully it'll get a larger audience, and I'm giving 5 star simply because in this way I hope more people will read it, but I would probably rate this place 3 star. I'll start from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

We visited the town San Juan Chamula, we went directly to the Church St Juan Bautista. We visited on Sunday to be able to see some rituals. Please keep in mind that there ir no law (police) in this town. They have their own rules...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank CaroToFlo4
Reviewed 20 March 2019

I'm not a fan of churches in general, but I really wanted to visit this one as everyone I met on my trip seemed impressed by the interior of the church. There are a few options to get to San Juan Chamula from San Cristobal...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Martyna G
Reviewed 16 March 2019 via mobile

A visit to this church will provide an opportunity to observe vibrant indigenous religous traditions. Local people can be seen engaging in a combination of indigenous and Catholic rituals mostly for the purpose of curing sick friends and family members. The floor is covered with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

One of the most awesome places I have ever visited. The reverence and basic natural beauty of the atmosphere in this church left me and my fellow travelers awestruck. The smell of candles burning pine needles on the floor and floral tributes on the walls...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 202desireeb
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

It is among those places that made on me incredible impression. I regret it is not allowed to make pictures (and I truly felt ashamed even to try). The atmosphere is very unique and I totally recommend everyone to check this place, sit for while...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Greengroszek
Reviewed 18 January 2019

This place takes you to experience the religious traditions and believes from several centuries ago, in real time... A one-of-a-kind experience worth the visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hvj99
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

The candles inside make it eerie & it’s a nice building but after 5 minutes there I felt like I had seen it all. Had a Diet Coke and browsed some markets but they are the same in other locations. Got back on the taxi...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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22 February 2018|
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We went midweek and plenty was happening. People all seem to do their own thing at the numerous separate shrines although I am not sure what happens on a Sunday. Don’t miss it - spend time quietly walking around taking it... More
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13 February 2018|
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We went on a weekday and it was pretty busy. Be aware you can’t take photos inside and you can only take the outside at a distance. People are very superstitious and things could get awkward if you start waving your... More
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