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Beautiful and informative

Stopped on the way back to San Cristobal from San Juan Chamula. New exhibits in beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A great educational place

A great place to get to know the life and work of Bishop Samuel Ruiz. A beautiful place, very well... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
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El museo fue creado principalmente para rescatar la memoria historica de los acontecimientos importantes que han marcado al estado de Chiapas y la trayectoria de Monsenor Samuel Ruiz en su intervencion por la defensa de los Derechos...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Otro Carretera a Chamula KM 1.5, San Cristobal de las Casas 29244, Mexico
+52 967 112 5353
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on the way back to San Cristobal from San Juan Chamula. New exhibits in beautiful old hacienda. Covers history of indigenous and Spanish. Fabulous display of regional textiles.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A great place to get to know the life and work of Bishop Samuel Ruiz. A beautiful place, very well organized.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Whether you are Catholic or not, this is a beautiful, informative, friendly museum. Not very heavily visited, so grab a taxi and go see it. Not too far from City Center.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a great little stop on the way to Chamula or Zinacantán. The museum is housed on beautiful grounds... even the parking lot was a gorgeous lawn with an abundant garden of flowers in bloom. The museum has great a great exhibit that walks...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Xhico
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the best kept secrets in San Cristobal de las Casas. It is splendid and vital to understanding the history of Chiapas in the last 50 years together with the story of a great man.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Jose V
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited this museum when we travelled to Chiapas and it was amazing! We learned not only about Jtatik Samuel, but also about history. You will find fun games, colorful mexican textiles and amazing paintings. Really worth your while!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank CarolaG355
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is small and creatively done museum details the groundbreaking work that Bishop Ruiz did to honor, respect and include Mayan spirituality into the Chiapas Catholic experience. Don't miss the room that shows the 14 different Mayan traditional clothing styles. Also, another room has paintings...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank moosegrin
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The museum is worth a visit just to sit outside on the grounds and enjoy the beauty. We are hoping a small coffee shop and desserts or bread will be set up to enjoy on the grounds as well as attract more people to support...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The museum is on a beautiful piece of property and the gardens are lovely however I thought the I would learn a lot more about the first nation of the area and their causes, their fight for their rights and their sacrifices. There was very...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank mpat72
Reviewed 4 September 2016

One of the most beautiful spots in San Cristobal it is an important history lesson of Bishop Samuel Ruiz. His contributions to the Zapatista movement and his courage to stand up to those in power needs to be widely known and this museum is the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank thomasapratt16
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