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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

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Address: Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Fabulous Exhibitions

Even my husband enjoyed this - once we'd found the entrance! I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours in here, beautiful examples of Chiapas costumes on show and in drawers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even my husband enjoyed this - once we'd found the entrance! I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours in here, beautiful examples of Chiapas costumes on show and in drawers. Wonderful chair exhibition which I nearly missed.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To understand Mexico is in part to understand their crafts and this textile museum is the first one we've seen dedicated to that understanding. It was exceptional taking you back through time with so many examples to explore. Enchanting journey in an enchanting monastery. They could not have done it better.

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Thank StevePeggy
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile trip to the textile museum. Only issue was that there is very little written in English. There are several interesting videos, but they are all in Spanish, no subtitles. Gorgeous textiles on the 2nd floor, beautifully displayed. Pull out the drawers, each is filled with another colorful treasure. Downstairs is an overview of art and history of Chiapas, plus... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place worth while. My only problem was the entry fee was $55 pesos I paid with a $500 and the lady said she did not have change so shw will "owe me the change", I explained that will not happened and promptly found change. I hte when people try to get advantage of tourist

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Thank Tifosita
Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum downstairs is a lovely overview of the art and history of the region, but this textile collection upstairs is not to be missed. Gorgeous installation to world-class museum standards and an amazing collection of huipiles from throughout Chiapas. This was one of the highlights of our time in San Cris. (and the shop is terrific!)

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Thank ChrisHOhio
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a triple-value: You walk through the artisan market to get here, then there are two museums housed in a historic ex-convent. The textiles alone are worth the visit. This is an incredible collection of weaving and embroidery. Many of the huipils and blouses are stunningly beautiful and reflect the incredible talents of these indigenous weavers. There are... More 

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New preston CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very recently built museum with a wonderful exhibit of the various textiles. these handcrafted items are the finest that you might see anywhere. Well worth visiting

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They had an astonishing array of woven and embroidered Garments. Two very ironic things, they had a water dispenser with no cups, and you were not allowed to take pictures, but they had a display with a hole for your head and hands.. you know, of another body, so you could pose as nun, but we had to check cameras... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For 55 pesos it's worth stopping in after you have been to the markets around it. There was an external exhibition by Roche Bobois taking place which was quite unique.

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Thank RTW2016
Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This museum is located next to the Church of Santo Domingo. It is definitely a must see museum. You will learn about some history but also see the amazing crafts of the indigenous people and how their crafts talk about their way of life. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum.

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