I read a prior comment that reflects our experience. The place is very spiritual, even magical with hundreds of candles blazing as you enter. Traditional Mayans are performing their ancient rituals including whacking a chicken or two, and definitely consuming the local hooch as they do so. But in a spiritual way of course! All of this is very interesting,... 更多
Nice community only 20 minutes away from San Cristobal. We took a "Collectivo" (cost 30 pesos for two people) and got there to visit the main church. The entrance costs around ... Pesos and as you get in you would be not allowed to take picture, read, drink or anything. There are several people making some rituals with Coke and... 更多
We visited San Juan de Chamula and Zinacantan with Cesar. It was an incredible tour. Cesar is a fluent English speaker, and he is helpful, insightful, and deeply passionate about indigenous culture and language. He walked us through the town, introducing us to local residents, and explaining how we might respectfully observe a religious procession that was happening during our... 更多
Tip: Get a Guide! This is a very special experience and it's worth every cent investing in a guide. English speaking guides advertise online, or locals at the church (charge USD 3.5-8 total). This is an active house of worship unlike any church I've been privileged to visit. There is an ocean of candles (thousands) and worshippers undertake ritual of... 更多
I decided to go with Alex and Raul for the tours of the neighboring villages after reading reviews and it was thoroughly a great job. Despite only having 1 person for the tour (just me) they did not cancel the tour for the day, and I got a personal tour of San Juan Chamula as well as Zinacantan. Raul (Jr)... 更多
The only thing to see really is the church and you can´t even take pictures from inside. Too many people trying to sell you things or ask for money. Best to go and see something else.
The Tzotzil Mayan village of San Juan Chamula in central Chiapas is worth visiting if you happen to be in the area. It's located not far from San Cristobel de las Casas, a beautiful Spanish colonial city in the highlands of Chiapas (elevation about 7000 feet). San Juan Chamula is home to a unique, rustic cathedral: The exterior of the... 更多
San Cristóbal de las Casas is a tourist draw, mainly due to the Mayan influence on the colonial city. The community of San Juan Chamula is one such traditional community. Only limited photography is allowed in the community, and although you can visit San Juan Chamula via collectivo, it is best done on a guided tour. The tour can give... 更多