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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 631 3094
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Essential visit for all interested in Mayan textiles

This museum is a real jewel of cultural and artistic history. There are amazing examples of weaving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron M
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Santa Rosa, California
Closed for quake repair Sept 2017

This and next door Santo Domingo cathedral are closed as of Sept 7, 2017, a guard said museo might... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
LittleOldMagee
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Berkeley, California
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Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a real jewel of cultural and artistic history. There are amazing examples of weaving and embroidery from throughout the Mayan world, along with very well-produced video presentations about the history, culture and techniques of the art. The 55 peso entrance fee is...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This and next door Santo Domingo cathedral are closed as of Sept 7, 2017, a guard said museo might open in a few more weeks, the cathedral in a couple of months, but who knows.

1  Thank LittleOldMagee
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The place really does have a strong collection of textiles and fabrics. When we arrived there was an art class taking place on the ground floor outside the building which was interesting to watch. Note that that textiles museum is upstairs and you are required...More

Thank TKandJT
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The exhibitions are nice, but the best part is the building. Huge thick walls, colonial style rooms.. The maintenance is great so you can enjoy the place. 30-45 minutes and great place to take photos in.

Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The museum provided me with a really nice introduction into the arts and crafts of Chiapas and Guatemala - with an interesting section on the changes in patterns throughout the decades. There is also a small historical section, but unfortunately it's only in Spanish.

Thank Shanti63
Reviewed 11 July 2017

the textiles and information in this museum is world class. get close and see the art of the weavers of chiapas and the maya world.

Thank Cisco D
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I lived in San Cris for 2 years back in the early 90's and there was nothing like this museum back then. As Mexican I'm really proud of the work the Fomento Cultural Banamex has done to preserve such a great and old tradition. Chiapas...More

Thank agustin_farias
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Fantastic place to understand one of the most important artisanal industries of this part of Mexico. Not to be missed.

Thank isagonzal1
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A wonderful collection of textiles and to be able to see the quality of the artisans who have produced them in such a great building is a must experience in San Cristobal

Thank Elizabethanne019
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Dominicans ruled the roost in Chiapas during the colonial period and Sto. Domingo in San Cristobal was its main church, the dimensions and decorations of which leave no doubt of its importance. Next door the former convent has been transformed into a spectacular space...More

Thank Bijougirl1441
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Kelly B
15 January 2017|
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Response from Villas_Casa_Morada | Reviewed this property |
It's a free admission for the textile museum. Only the historical museum that is in the same building charges a small admission fee.
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Henri B
5 August 2015|
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Response from Paulina P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Henri!, unfortunately Puerto Chiapas is far from San Cristobal, (5-6 hrs. max. by car one way) all depends on the hours you have available to come and go, if you need more help let me know!
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