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Colonial reminiscences in a city full of quietness and mild charms; temples of magnificent architecture, discreet, overloaded, always beautiful; and stiff and impacting big old houses that conjugate with an irresistible urban setting, where travellers will feel delighted in streets impregnated of preterit times, of a yesterday that resists to departure.

Colonial and Hispanic physiognomy in a city that hides another countenance, a crossbred and indigenous face that gets hold of the city on Saturdays, when the natives from the nearby communities and towns arrive in order to offer their products in the public market, a colourful burst of customs and traditions that allow approaching the cultural and ethnic roots in this corner of Mexico.

Do not fail to visit the following places when in San Cristóbal:

-31 de Marzo Main Plaza: it was the core and centre of the city since the colonial period, being the indisputable place for great events and celebrations in the said period, such as the Feast of San Juan or Christmas, dates on which the indigenous groups arrived in San Cristóbal de las Casas in order to pay tribute to the Spanish crown.

-Cathedral of San Cristóbal: its baroque façade resembles a huge altarpiece with details and ornamentations of a style proper of Oaxaca and Guatemala. This notable colonial construction has three exquisitely decorated bodies sustained by massive Solomon columns, while one of the most beautiful pulpits of the city can be appreciated in its interior.
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The origin of the temple dates back to the simple Church of the Asuncion that began to be built in 1535. Years later, when the State of Chiapas was upgraded to the rank of dioceses, it would be given the name of Cathedral of San Cristóbal Martyr.
It was due to this reason that the current temple would began to be built in the XVII century, being its façade completed by 1721, and the rest of the complex structure, as unbelievable as it may seem, by the early XX century, which would explain the predominance of the baroque with details of neoclassical style.
Since the very beginning the construction was under the supervision of the Dominicans, religious Order led by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, natural of Salamanca, who was one of the most energetic defenders of the native population in those times.
The Cathedral is located in 31 de Marzo Major Plaza.



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