Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Walk up the hill to admire the artistry and atmosphere of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, a brightly colored Catholic church and local landmark. First built in 1528, the cathedral features an 18th-century yellow Baroque facade decoratively striped by red features. While plant motifs in the mortar and sculptures in the niches demand close inspection, the coloration of the church looks pleasing from afar, perfectly complementing the hues of the plaza that lies in front of it. Inside, find a number of Baroque artworks, including two altarpieces. Plan my San Cristobal de las Casas trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • After the earthquakes of September 2017 This most beautiful of churches has been of limits to visitors but but San Cristobal is well worth going back to I do several times a year LUCKY me  more »
  • It's at the main plaza. Nothing unique about it. Same as all towns, they have a church and municipal buildings. Might be discouraged to enter, no one was checking when we were there, but there's...  more »
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  • Disappointed as it was closed off, seemed to be under restauration. Better luck next time, I guess. However the little I could see it seemed beautiful.
  • An historic place in an historic town. Deeply rooted traditions; mixture of catholic religion and uses and customs of the ancient peoples of the region of Los Altos de Chiapas. Belongs to the order of the Dominicans, baroque style, built in the eighteenth century.
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