I've been by this church several times (different days of the week and times of the day) and it was never open. Apparently, it's only open for services. Up close, it doesn't seem that special. I enjoyed it most walking on the pedestrian street approaching it.
Only a short walk from downtown through a very nice pedestrian street, this church and the adjacent park and museum of art are nice. Unfortunately, it was closed and we couldn't see the inside, supposedly very pretty. Well, next time I guess.
I was lucky the church was open, because it is closed when there are no services. Mass had just finished and the priest was sprinkling holy water upon the pilgrims.
The altar is covered with wood. It is very lovely. Didn't expect to find such beauty since the outside isnold and weary. I strongly recommend a visit to this church.
The Arco Torre del Carmen is a beautiful gem that is situated in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas. It has a pink/peach color and archictecture is of ancient Spanish origin. There is an arch in the lower central region of the building through which one can pass. Quite unique!