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fascinating contrasts and lots of colour

this museum sums up the contrasts of Chiapas - pre-columbian textiles and carvings that are almost... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Winchester, United Kingdom
Interesting history of San Cristobal

This museum gives a history of the founding of SanCris and the evangelization of the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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27 Apr 2017
“fascinating contrasts and lots of colour”
7 Mar 2017
“Interesting history of San Cristobal”
Calzada Lazaro Cardenas s/n, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

this museum sums up the contrasts of Chiapas - pre-columbian textiles and carvings that are almost 1000 years old, paintings and religious artefacts from the Spanish conquistadors, and displays giving an overview of the different indigenous groups in the region.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This museum gives a history of the founding of SanCris and the evangelization of the surrounding communities. Some interesting Maya artifacts, as well as Spanish swords and religious paintings. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It appears the primary reason people visit this very modern museum is because of the textile museo on the second floor. It is excellent with much to see. Be sure to open the drawers for a look at the hidden treasures. There is some English...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank S4293HSmicheled
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I love fabric, textiles, weaving and sewing, etc., and the things on display on the second floor made me weak in the knees. There are two large rooms with items in glass cases and on mannequins, but don't miss opening all the drawers! Inside are...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was fabulous! Worth every moment. My recommendation is to take the time to talk to the staff (if you speak Spanish) and watch the movies (with English subtitles). This museum is very modern, clean and lovely. Beautiful displays done with obvious love of the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Marianna859
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This museum is highly informative and well designed. I particularly enjoyed the very comprehensive display of textiles. The textiles are well preserved and well displayed. In addition to those easily viewed in display cases, there are drawers full of other examples.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Housed on the second floor of a beautifully renovated ex-convent, this extraordinary collection of regional textiles from different eras includes not only work on full display but also drawer after drawer of additional pieces. A guide posted there when I came shared some of her...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

Lovely museum with a touch of adventure - you never know what you'll see when you open a drawer! Always fine handwork, though.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I loved this museum! The collections are divided by regional tribes and well displayed on both mannequins and in the stacks of drawers that can be pulled out to reveal example after example of regional clothing. Most of the collection is from the 1920s to...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Beautiful museum in old convent now restored really nicely except there needs to be a fountain. Textile collection from Francesco Pellizi is superb, but Chip Morris, who knows more about Mayan textiles than anyone, is not recognized for all his work with the Pellizi collection...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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