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Address: Chiapas | Sur de Mexico, 29320, Mexico
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One of the best places we visited

We were lucky to visit the town on a day when a lot of celebrations were going on. We found the whole experience fascinating. The colourful costumes were really amazing, it was... read more

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Essex UK
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600 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to visit the town on a day when a lot of celebrations were going on. We found the whole experience fascinating. The colourful costumes were really amazing, it was a little like stepping back in time. The church was my favourite place, it was so strange to watch the rituals - completely different from anything experienced before.... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small town San Juan Chamula, (10km/6 miles from San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas) is the specific town of the Tzotzils Maya people, like neighboring Zinacatan. San Juan Chamula has its own police force, so the regular police or military are not allowed inside the village, because the Tzotzils have taken law into their own hands and sometimes use... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This town if one of the most gorgeous and magnificient I ever saw... and you may wonder why when having the privilege to walk on its street. A spiritual voyage in those small streets where locals are beggin you to enter their shop, an open cemetery standing outside a very old -burnt church... and everywhere: Spirit of authenticity, Spirit of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very easy tour logistics and fantastic guide. Great value and the tour is available in both Spanish or English. Raul knew many people in the town and was able to give us a local, highly-informed perspective on this interesting community´s customs. He also got access to places we would not have been welcome otherwise. Walked around San Juan Chamula for... More 

Thank Mackenzie B
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Located very near San Cristobal the Las Casas is this mystic community. This community is based on religious beliefs based on adoring saints. The main church is totally different of what you have seen. You can't take pictures if you do you will be fined and maybe arrested so be careful. It's worth visiting.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

An insight into the saved traditions of the indigenous people,they fought the Mexican government and with drew from modern society. We were told not to photograph people unless specific agreement had been given...not sure about the Chicken sacrifice situation....

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

There is a tour called pueblos magicos that you can take from San Cristobal de las Casas. San Juan Chamula is one of them, but Im not sure if it's worth it. It is definitely a different experience but only if you have extra time when visiting. Lots of kids wandering around asking for money or selling stuff that won't... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This traditional community in the heart of Chiapas has a distinct heritage in that they have fought the Mexican government to keep their language and culture and their traditions. They have succeeded in combatting many modern advances and creating a "first nations" status for themselves (or something like that). This is unique in all of Mexico. Visitors must be aware... More 

San Francisco, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We got to see the interaction of Christianity and Pagan beliefs in the local church and it was incredibly special to see something which is history and yet is still existing in our day...we were only there for about 1.5 hours but it was the highlight of our trip

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

If you have a chance go there on Sunday morning. The village is full of people , pilgrims, vendors, and those who come to pray. many ceremonies in and out of the church. Beautiful, huge and colorful market. Youi can stay on the main square in front of the church and observe what is going on. About noon two groups... More 

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