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
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... 更多
we saw the square and the church as part of a tour led by a spanish speaking guide, so we understood most but not all of what was being explained. but generally speaking, the town itself was very poor and very unfriendly. in the church we especially felt like intruders as the locals were there for ritual and prayer. advise... 更多
The atmosphere in this town is unlike any other that I have seen. The natives are certainly not friendly. You must be very careful when taking photographs and need to pay for almost anything that you do. However it does have a couple of key attractions. The cemetery that we visited just after the day of the dead was spectacular,decked... 更多
This was something new for me. The church itself has alsorts going on. Moonshine, sacrifice, you name it. I felt intrusive and the atmosphere is a little weird. So unusual the mix of beliefs is that you have to see it. On Sunday is the time to go. Collectivos from San Cristobal leave from next to the market, cost 15... 更多
We went on Sunday so found the full market and many people in the church. Rituals were as others have described - no photography means you really digest what you see at the time. Market sellers definitely did not want photos taken. A great experience but make sure you go on Sunday to get the market if you can!
We came here with a guide from San Cristobal and the experience was amazing. The village life is fascinating. To see and hear about the local customs was very interesting. My favorite was the church, which was unlike any church I have ever seen. Really a must do. I recommend going with a guide to get a full understanding of... 更多
No doubt that this place is unique. The church atmosphere and ceremonies are things that you don't see in other places. Must have a guide for two reasons : 1. In order to understand what's going on. 2. In order to understand the rules of this place. Otherwise you might feel very uncomfortable. Surely worth a visit.
Didn't see a lot of the town or take too many snaps (the locals tend to throw stones at you) but we did visit The Church in San Juan Chamula. We've never been in a church like this anywhere in the world. I'm not a believer but his church was fantastic, we stayed in it for ages, the place was... 更多
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