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Church of St. Juan Bautista

Plaza Central, San Juan Chamula 29320, Mexico
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Plaza Central, San Juan Chamula 29320, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Ever wondered how ancient maya civilization would embrace catholicism from "the new world"? Well, Chamula is the place to see that happening. It is a very interesting and colorful place, be sure to visit it when you go to Chiapas.

Thank fcz5
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one place you should make the effort to visit if you find yourself in the area. It's an easy trip from San Cristobal de las Casas. The church is beautiful and lit with candles but more than anything it's all the rituals happening...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I would have given almost anything for just one photograph of the interior of the church of San Juan Bautista in the town of Chamula. Photography however is strictly forbidden and the rule must be respected. Chamula is inhabited by people of Maya descent and...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Different place and culture with very specific rituals at the church. Other than that not a lot else to see.

Thank Ricardo C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

You can see this attraction from San Cris with a arranged tour for $$$... or on your own for cheap. From the municipal market area there are collectivo vans that go to Chamula every 15-20 minutes (whenever they get 4-5 passengers) for 18 pesos each...More

Thank tedlyk
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were GRANDPAcking in San Cris for 1 week and took a day trip by public transport to Chamula. Get to Mercado Jose Castillo Tielemans (the main market about 10 blocks north of the Main Square). From the main market square, walk about 100 meters...More

Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This church is probably unique in that Mayan rituals take place in a Catholic church! It seems to be a well kept secret and no photographs are allowed inside the church. Animal sacrifices still take place but now confined to live chickens and is therefore...More

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were there in Holly Week and the vibe was weird. People of this town have special celebration rituals and are very jealous of their culture. Don't try to get into the church during these celebrations or you will be dragged out. I recommend the...More

Thank MTorre
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visiting the Church of St. Juan Bautista is an incredible insight into how the Mayan people integrated their beliefs into Catholicism as the Spaniards forced their beliefs onto their communities. The church it's self is beautiful and and full of wonder inside. You will find...More

Thank Xhico S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I definitely recommend getting a guide to explain the significance of what you can see there, it's absolutely fascinating. A fizzy drink was passed around to expel evil. not allowed to take photos inside the church.

Thank Achilina S
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