There is a 2500-metre long path in the zoo for hikes, where visitors will enjoy the greenness and will be able to appreciate the animals. It also has a Nocturnal House, a construction hosting species that cannot stand the sunlight, and an interesting site exhibiting a weighty collection of samples of insects and spiders.
-Regional Museum of Anthropology:
it has two permanent
exhibition rooms; the first one shows archaeological vestiges from
the peoples that inhabited Chiapas, especially the Mayas, while
the second one exhibits an interesting collection comprising from
the arrival of the Spaniards (XVI century) up to the present time,
with the objects of the colonial art in Chiapas standing out.
This museum of modern lines, which also has a room for temporary exhibitions, was built between 1979 and 1982 by architect Juan Miramontes Nejera. It is located on Hombres Ilustres Drive, unnumbered, in Madero Park.
-The House of Craftsmanship:
the diverse expressions
of popular art in Chiapas are exhibited in this space in which colour,
shapes and texture hold sway. The textiles, ceramics, metalwork
and basketworks stand out, along with the carved wooden objects,
toys and beautiful filigree jewels.
The house, located on Belisario Dominguez Boulevard, kilometre 1083, has an ethnographic museum that allows knowing the numerous native groups of the region, heirs of millenarian cultures. It opens Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 hours up till 21:00 hours.
-San Marcos Cathedral:
it only keeps the apse from
its colonial origins; the rest of its structure, built in the mid
XVI century, has been totally remodelled. Nowadays the fašade has
a whitish shade with a huge belfry carrying 48 bells. Its interior
has only one nave with lateral chapels and a recently built altarpiece.
-Garden of the Marimba Park:
it is a resting place
where families relax on the beautiful gardens, or kill time on its
benches of colonial style. Marimba concerts are performed during
the nights, sheltered by the place's warm illumination. This is
an instrument typical of Chiapas made of pink sage with resonance
tubes producing different musical ranges; its unmistakeable sound
is always present on feasts and religious ceremonies. It was built
-Dr. Faustino Miranda Botanic Garden:
it is a natural
refuge on the banks of the Sabinal River, whose flora is 98 percent
endemic of the state. It is more than 4 hectares wide and was inaugurated
in 1949 by doctor of Spanish origin Faustino Miranda, author of
the book Vegetation of Chiapas.
Species in the garden are grouped according to their habitat, evolutionary relations and uses. Some endangered species such as the espada˝a, a flower in the shape of a sword, very old and resilient, stands out amongst the variety of trees, shrubs, orchids, and ornamental and medicinal plants.
It is located northeast of the city.