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High quality with intentions to preserve ancient skills.

Great to see the high end weaving, but too pricey for casual shopping. However, worth spending to... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Alex M
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Would have loved to stay a longer time, we came just barely before closing time and we kinda had to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Alejandro H
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great to see the high end weaving, but too pricey for casual shopping. However, worth spending to get the top quality and appreciate the weavers' skills.

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Would have loved to stay a longer time, we came just barely before closing time and we kinda had to run, but the textiles woow impresive af.

Thank Alejandro H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Lots of colorful textiles made by the local population. These are some of the nicest weaves and embroidery that I've ever seen. The samples are in glass covered drawers that you can pull out while a light turns on automatically. You can see all the...More

Thank joedigrazia
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Only when you say the amazing work and the countless hours Chiapanecas put into their work, you understand the price for a well done textile you buy there.

Thank Yadira T
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This museum is a must in San Cristobal. Both, the building and the collection are beautiful. If you are interested in knowing about dressing and fashion of the people of the highlands you have to visit it. Be prepared to spend at least two or...More

Thank Jovelissima
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The museum is larger than I thought it would be. The building is beautiful! I loved learning all about the textiles and techniques used by different Mayan groups. They have many gorgeous items in the gift shop and (at least the day I visited) there...More

Thank lem_on416
Reviewed 21 June 2018

They have a collection of the best of the region. Staff is part of the "coperativa" and are well informed. A must visit. They take CC cards !

Thank Roberton193
Reviewed 19 June 2018

a must for anyone interested in textile design in beautifully designed modern areas laid out in an old convent

Thank newagegeezer
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This was great. Take an hour or two in the upstairs textile museum, and look through the hundreds of drawers with textilex underneath the display windows. The downstairs is a bit of a bust, with the usual Spanish artefacts, religious objects, etc. Yawn!

Thank cartierwilliam
Reviewed 11 May 2018

You get a real appreciation for the interesting styles of dressing in the different regions. Well worth a visit and open the drawers to see even more treasures.

Thank Deborah P
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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
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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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