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Address: Calle Guadalupe Victoria # 38, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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An important private collection of traditional Mayan textiles which were...

An important private collection of traditional Mayan textiles which were given to the owner, Sergio Castro, in thanks for his tireless work for the people of Chiapas. The exhibit includes very rare ceremonial costumes from many communities in Chiapas and are a sign of the high esteem the people have for Don Sergio.Personal tours can be arranged by calling Sergio Castro and scheduling an appointment. Tours are conducted in English, French, Italian and Spanish.Visitors are asked to make a donation to help support Sergio Castro's work of building schools and clean water systems and providing wound care to people with serious burns. Sergio does not accept money from the people he helps and instead uses donations from visitors to the museum to buy building materials and medical supplies

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This should be one of the highlights of your visit. First you stop into the Dominican church which is an outstanding site. Next door in a very contemporary setting they have one... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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New preston CT
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This should be one of the highlights of your visit. First you stop into the Dominican church which is an outstanding site. Next door in a very contemporary setting they have one of the finest exhibits of textiles from various regions. When you visit local stores you cannot imagine how fine the artisans can make textiles. You walk around wanting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

A visit to a museum showing regional dress may not be high on your list of things to do, don’t make the mistake of not going, our visit was a highlight of our holiday. Firstly it was extremely interesting to learn about the clothes and the cultures of the people who wore them, it also made for a good game... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Now open 6 to 8 PM weekdays and by appointment. Admission is free with donations accepted. Allow about an hour for a narrated tour.  Located on the left side of Guadeloupe Victoria (#38) 2.5 blocks west of the west end of the main square in front of the cathederal in a non-discrip building marked only by a small sign above... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This museo is off the beaten track and is a gem of a lifetime to visit. 75 year old Sergio Castro, a local humanitarian who cares for burns and wounds (no charge to patients) has been gifted traditional Mayan textiles and costumes that are usually buried with the owner. These hand made textiles were given to him for his humanitarian... More 

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France
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The costumes are very complete and the explanation of Sergio is very good. We enjoyed the short film during the visit that enable us to better understand the indigenous people of Chiapas. We are also very touched to see all the works they do to help them. Call to make an appointment for the visit.

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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

The incredible humanitarian Sergio Arturo Castro displays and explains about 30 outfits of regional clothing in this interesting old house which also serves as a free clinic for burn care and diabetic wounds for three hours each day. In addition to the clothing, just being in the house is a good experience. Our evening ended with a slide show about... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

well worth the visit. He is an amazing man and gives free medical care to those that cannot afford a doctor. Learn more about Don Sergio Castro if you can. He will inspire you-with what he does and how much he knows

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1 Thank LyraGonzalez
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

When viewing the exhibit and listening to the lecture, you need to think. Were these people really conquered in the 1540s if they still retain their dress, language, religion (at least in part) and local government (parallel to state and federal)?

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Thank Flaco C
Longueuil, Canada
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

There are no more Mayan people in Mexico but there are at least 10 tribes of Mayan descendants that have evolved differently that speak different languages and that have different traditional dresses. That is what you will discover here, so it is worth it.

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1 Thank Robert K
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Small museum with regional traditional costumes (traje). Some of the examples are contemporary, others older. The older gentleman who provided a tour was extremely knowledgable and proficient in English. A lovely experience.

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