We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Chiapas | Sur de Mexico, 29320, Mexico
Website
Description:

This Del Pueblo Temple embodies a blend of prehistoric, Mayan and Catholic...

This Del Pueblo Temple embodies a blend of prehistoric, Mayan and Catholic traditions and influences

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 18.75*
and up
Chamula and Zinacantan Indigenous Villages Tour
More Info
US$ 25.00*
and up
Indigenous Villages Cultural Tour: Chamula and Zinacantan from San Cristóbal de...
More Info
US$ 50.00*
and up
City Tour of San Cristobal de las Casas and Surrounding Communities

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 228 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Interesting experience

An insight into the saved traditions of the indigenous people,they fought the Mexican government and with drew from modern society. We were told not to photograph people unless... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
RoyL65
,
Hayle, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 66: English reviews
Hayle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,058 reviews
549 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

An insight into the saved traditions of the indigenous people,they fought the Mexican government and with drew from modern society. We were told not to photograph people unless specific agreement had been given...not sure about the Chicken sacrifice situation....

Helpful?
Thank RoyL65
Monterrey, Mexico
Level Contributor
339 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

There is a tour called pueblos magicos that you can take from San Cristobal de las Casas. San Juan Chamula is one of them, but Im not sure if it's worth it. It is definitely a different experience but only if you have extra time when visiting. Lots of kids wandering around asking for money or selling stuff that won't... More 

Helpful?
Thank travellistics
Sherbrooke, Canada
Level Contributor
164 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This traditional community in the heart of Chiapas has a distinct heritage in that they have fought the Mexican government to keep their language and culture and their traditions. They have succeeded in combatting many modern advances and creating a "first nations" status for themselves (or something like that). This is unique in all of Mexico. Visitors must be aware... More 

Helpful?
Thank KDCRAE
San Francisco, Mexico
Level Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We got to see the interaction of Christianity and Pagan beliefs in the local church and it was incredibly special to see something which is history and yet is still existing in our day...we were only there for about 1.5 hours but it was the highlight of our trip

Helpful?
Thank galeriacorazon
Paris, France
Level Contributor
128 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you have a chance go there on Sunday morning. The village is full of people , pilgrims, vendors, and those who come to pray. many ceremonies in and out of the church. Beautiful, huge and colorful market. Youi can stay on the main square in front of the church and observe what is going on. About noon two groups... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janusz M
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

we saw the square and the church as part of a tour led by a spanish speaking guide, so we understood most but not all of what was being explained. but generally speaking, the town itself was very poor and very unfriendly. in the church we especially felt like intruders as the locals were there for ritual and prayer. advise... More 

Helpful?
Thank cindy c
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
230 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere in this town is unlike any other that I have seen. The natives are certainly not friendly. You must be very careful when taking photographs and need to pay for almost anything that you do. However it does have a couple of key attractions. The cemetery that we visited just after the day of the dead was spectacular,decked... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alan H
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This was something new for me. The church itself has alsorts going on. Moonshine, sacrifice, you name it. I felt intrusive and the atmosphere is a little weird. So unusual the mix of beliefs is that you have to see it. On Sunday is the time to go. Collectivos from San Cristobal leave from next to the market, cost 15... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We went on Sunday so found the full market and many people in the church. Rituals were as others have described - no photography means you really digest what you see at the time. Market sellers definitely did not want photos taken. A great experience but make sure you go on Sunday to get the market if you can!

Helpful?
Thank AliceG86
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We came here with a guide from San Cristobal and the experience was amazing. The village life is fascinating. To see and hear about the local customs was very interesting. My favorite was the church, which was unlike any church I have ever seen. Really a must do. I recommend going with a guide to get a full understanding of... More 

Helpful?
Thank JenTok

Travellers who viewed San Juan Chamula also viewed

Zinacantan, Chiapas
 
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 

Been to San Juan Chamula? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of San Juan Chamula and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from San Juan Chamula staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?