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San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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large_938978_13681957521838.jpgCathedral San CristóbalOr San Cristóbal, or San Cris. We arrived here the night before, and it is such a lovely city! It was colder then the other places we visited, because it is situated in the mountains. At night it was so nice and busy, lots of people, music, artists, everything. We had dinner at a place called Revolution, it was more a café, but the food was delicious.

San Cris is a colonial city as well, as you can see by the way it is build, it also has a big square, like Mérida, with a big cathedral, a city hall, lots of shops, there was a market as well, with everything from clothes to souvenirs. There are people selling handmade table cloths, little wooden animals and necklaces and such. It's a very colorful city as well, all the buildings have a color, not just the color of brick tey're build with. It is a really nice city to walk through.

In the afternoon we visited San Juan Chamula, a Tzotzil Maya town. The church is a very special one, there are no benches, the floor is covered with pine boughs, and everybody, every family, has it's own corner or piece of floor, where they put down candles and pray. They don't have priests, they do everything themselves, their own prayers, but there are medicine men. There are different colored candles, each with their own meaning, and if it's needed they will sacrifice a live chicken, inside the church.

Other then that unfortunately there wasn't much to see there. We went back to San Cristóbal where we had dinner.


Posted by Astreia 17:00 Archived in Mexico

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