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Sergio Castro - learn about his medicine and extensive indigenous textile collection

Sergio Castro is a super interesting doctor who lives in San Cristobal and spends much of his time... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2019
Joyce K
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This place is a must see. You'll learn more about indigenous cultures of the area here than... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
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An important private collection of traditional Mayan textiles which were given to the owner, Sergio Castro, in thanks for his tireless work for the people of Chiapas. The exhibit includes very rare ceremonial costumes from many communities in...more
Calle Guadalupe Victoria # 38, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 4289
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

Sergio Castro is a super interesting doctor who lives in San Cristobal and spends much of his time traveling through the countryside treating indigenous burn patients. In the afternoon, he and his nurse assistant treat patients at his clinic and museo in town. He does...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This place is a must see. You'll learn more about indigenous cultures of the area here than anywhere else. There's examples of clothing and artefacts from all the regions and all have stories and explanations to go with them - delivered by Sergio Castro himself.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank julesthumper
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I don't have any professional interest in textiles or regional costumes for that matter, but found this place fascinating. If/when I return, I would hire a guide

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The shawls were beautiful and i couldn't resist buying several. The artisans were present and able to tell you about their products.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debrabird
Reviewed 10 July 2018

this musem is amazing. go and share the wonders of the art of textiles. be sure to open the drawers for a vert intimate experience with textiles , you can feel the person who made these artworks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cisco D
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Sr. Castro personally gives the tours, and his story is wonderful. He charges nothing but hopes that you will give a no-pressure donation to help him in his important work of healing the wounds of the poor that have no real access to medical care....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dixied13
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A museum in essence of native costume of the local districts. donations help towards medical clinic for the native population

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank john H
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

When we arrived at this location the place was closed. We knocked on the door and A gentleman advised us that it opened until after 5pm. There was no business or museum sign outside. Wish there was more information on their visiting hours. So I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bondgirl10
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This little ‘museum’ has a very complete exhibit of all the various clothing of the indigineous Maya groups who live in Chiapas, Mexico. The clothing and the day to day ‘accessories’ that local people use is quite complete. He has it organized in such a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Whoohouse
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Surprising to find this private museum of regional Indian costumes about 5 blocks from the main "parque" on the street going out of town: Guadalupe Victoria 38. Three rooms: one with great examples of Highland Indian backstrap-loom weaving; another with regional animals; another with photos...plus...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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