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Worthwhile visiting!

Some really nice examples of older (mid-20th C) Mayan clothing and a sweet little interactive... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
sandralynx
A Feast for Textiles' Lovers

Beautifully organized and displayed exhibition of the various textiles made by - and worn - by the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Some really nice examples of older (mid-20th C) Mayan clothing and a sweet little interactive (computer area) zone, seemingly designed for young kids that was fun to navigate (all in Spanish, though...but as it's designed for kids, it's a great Spanish "helper" for your language...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Beautifully organized and displayed exhibition of the various textiles made by - and worn - by the various Maya ethnic groups of Chiapas & Guatemala.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meira_10
Reviewed 2 November 2018

For our anniversary earlier this year my husband and I went to a few places in Mexico. One of them was San Cristobal de las Casas. Our travel agency recommended we visit the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, so we did, walking there from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jelico8
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great to see the high end weaving, but too pricey for casual shopping. However, worth spending to get the top quality and appreciate the weavers' skills.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Would have loved to stay a longer time, we came just barely before closing time and we kinda had to run, but the textiles woow impresive af.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alejandro H
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Lots of colorful textiles made by the local population. These are some of the nicest weaves and embroidery that I've ever seen. The samples are in glass covered drawers that you can pull out while a light turns on automatically. You can see all the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank joedigrazia
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Only when you say the amazing work and the countless hours Chiapanecas put into their work, you understand the price for a well done textile you buy there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Yadira T
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This museum is a must in San Cristobal. Both, the building and the collection are beautiful. If you are interested in knowing about dressing and fashion of the people of the highlands you have to visit it. Be prepared to spend at least two or...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jovelissima
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The museum is larger than I thought it would be. The building is beautiful! I loved learning all about the textiles and techniques used by different Mayan groups. They have many gorgeous items in the gift shop and (at least the day I visited) there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lem_on416
Reviewed 22 June 2018

They have a collection of the best of the region. Staff is part of the "coperativa" and are well informed. A must visit. They take CC cards !

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kelly B
16 January 2017|
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Response from Villas_Casa_Morada | Reviewed this property |
It's a free admission for the textile museum. Only the historical museum that is in the same building charges a small admission fee.
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Henri B
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Response from Paulina P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Henri!, unfortunately Puerto Chiapas is far from San Cristobal, (5-6 hrs. max. by car one way) all depends on the hours you have available to come and go, if you need more help let me know!
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