This beautiful Magic Town, located in the Jovel Valley, is a colorful city that enjoys a mild climate and at the same time a strategic location. It was founded by Diego de Mazariegos in 1528, as Ciudad Real de Chiapa, capital of the province. San Cristóbal de Las Casas is the heart of the Altos de Chiapas. In this place converge roofs, flowery patios, corner balconies, Baroque facades, Neoclassical and Mudejar style constructions, colorful crafts, exquisite cuisine, ceremonies, processions, popular festivals and ancient legends. Today the city is one of the most beautiful and original places in Mexico and Central America, due to the evocative colonial image that it has preserved in its historic center over the centuries, in addition to the traditional daily life, where the Tseltal and Tsotsil ethnic groups with Their colorful clothes, coming from different communities, go out to sell or exchange their products.
Without a doubt, San Cristóbal de Las Casas has a lot to offer and enjoy: Its Museums, the picturesque corners of its neighborhoods, the communities of its native peoples, the vast gastronomy, the legends, the architecture and not to mention its magical environment that surrounds it. Here we tell you what you should not miss when visiting this city:
San Cristóbal has a varied and exquisite cuisine that shines so much for its shapes and flavors.
Live the gastronomic experience and do not miss the following recommendations:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas is one of the most beautiful cities in Chiapas and Mexico. It is the heart of the Altos de Chiapas, with an evocative landscape; It is a city of adobe walls, clay tiles, with nature, culture, memory and evocation among pine forests.Being a city located at 2,200 meters above sea level, it enjoys a temperate climate and it is necessary to take into account the following recommendations:
San Cristóbal de la Casas, the most magical town of all, is a melting pot of cultures, flavors, colors and landscapes. In this place, national tourists converge, as well as of different nationalities. There are numerous ways to get there; either from the center of the country or from the state capital, Tuxtla Gutiérrez. We mention some of them:
Tuxtla airport is 77.3 km away from the city of San Cristóbal de Las CasasApproximate time: 1hr. 20 min. approx. From Mexico City. And 1 hr 15 min. From the airport to the city itself.
Take the Pan-American Highway 190 towards Chiapa de Corzo and before reaching the town take the detour to the highway (toll road) Tuxtla Gutiérrez - San Cristóbal de las Casas / México 190D in Rivera Nandambua, Chiapa de Corzo from Carretera Internacional.
Note: on this road there is 1 toll booth which you cross (Chiapa de Corzo - San Cristóbal cost $ 75.00)Kilometers traveled: 59 km Approximate time: 45 min.
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