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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Orquideas Moxviquil, OM, began in 1994 with a passionate desire to rescue the fallen flora of Chiapas's ever depleting... more » Owner description: Orquideas Moxviquil, OM, began in 1994 with a passionate desire to rescue the fallen flora of Chiapas's ever depleting forests. The desire to maintain a small sampling of the natural flora of Chiapas for future generations was the driving force that created this oasis of the varied lifeblood of Chiapas's living natural wonders. These plants rescued from over 200 locations is a divine testament to the passion of rescuing and the desire to save the diminishing gifts of nature for future generations. The plants are preserved from further squandering of natures most delicate and little protected flora gems. This destruction is manifested in the pursuit of food, financial return and greed. OM continues to seek areas of destruction to preserve for the grandchildren of the world an expanding collection of this diversity in a sanctuary of preservation in the valley of San Cristobal, Chiapas. As of October 2014, the collection has over 25,000 rescued plants, comprising 600 species native to Chiapas. The garden located at 2100 meter above sea level has a hothouse for plants from the tierra caliente, hot lands, 1500 meters above sea level down to sea level, a fern grotto, a Maya Medicinal garden, two lakes one that is home to a rare local fish, Popoyote, several seasonal wetlands, extensive areas to walk, meditate and look for birds and other fauna in the cultivated and native wild forests of the Moxviquil 100 hectare reserve. OM has just completed the construction of our second greenhouse dedicated to the Lagos de Montebello, the richest bio diverse area in Mexico. Bring your headphones to tune in and relax, bring a camera to capture the colors, textures and forms and pack a lunch and drawing pad. Sit on the last bench in the greenhouse and pretend; pretend you are deep in a Chiapas jungles, the birds will call, the wind will blow and your senses will be bathed in the exotic paradise that is OM. OM is dedicated to enriching your knowledge and enjoyment. One way we do this is by asking each person to please touch the plants, to experience with your fingers the delicate forms, the sharpness, the textural richness of the native plants of Chiapas. Smell the aromas, touch the flowers, leaves and rocks and listen for the sounds that permeate that gardens. « less
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Religious Sites; Museums; Cultural
This 16th-century baroque church dominates one of the town's main plazas.
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Historic Sites; Libraries; Museums; Cultural
Owner description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to save the region's forests and native inhabitants, is... more » Owner description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to save the region's forests and native inhabitants, is now the headquarters of a foundation dedicated to continuing their work and also includes a museum. « less
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums

One of the unique experiences for travelers to San Cristobal is the opportunity to see the  personal collection of Mayan textiles known as the Museo de Trajes Regionales (museum... more »

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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural
Owner description: Established in 2004, the Independent Cultural Forum Kinoki is a place to tell and analize our reality without censorships nor... more » Owner description: Established in 2004, the Independent Cultural Forum Kinoki is a place to tell and analize our reality without censorships nor limits, in an open, conscious, comprehensive and intercultural way.3 movie and documentary showtimes per day. We also have a delightful kitchen, a tea parlour, and an art gallery. Open daily / 12.30-24.00 « less
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Bar/ Clubs; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
A spectacular view from the hill is your reward for reaching the church of San Cristóbal.
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: ; Art Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
This small amber museum has a cheap gift shop with various objects made from amber.
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
This lake, 190 kilometers from San Cristobal, is buried deep in a rainforest filled with diverse forms of wildlife.
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
These Indian ruins, located near the village of Pozeula, are built into the side of a hill.
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
A Moorish-style church near the zócalo.
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Owner description: Espacio dedicado a promover, proteger y conservar el patrimonio cultural, arquitectónico y ambiental de San Cristóbal de Las... more » Owner description: Espacio dedicado a promover, proteger y conservar el patrimonio cultural, arquitectónico y ambiental de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. « less
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums
Owner description: A lookout place with a great view over San Cristobal. You can see all of the most important monuments, churches, temples and... more » Owner description: A lookout place with a great view over San Cristobal. You can see all of the most important monuments, churches, temples and almost the whole city from there. Excellent location for making the best photos. Open from 9:00 to 2:00 and from 4:00 to 7:00 For more information, contact Nolberto or Romeo at SolMaya Language & Arts School. « less
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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Owner description: Galeria Studio Cerrillo was founded in 2002 to allow the talented and varied artist of Chiapas an outlet for their visual... more » Owner description: Galeria Studio Cerrillo was founded in 2002 to allow the talented and varied artist of Chiapas an outlet for their visual works to be presented in a professional and classic manner. Since then the gallery has had over 40 exhibitions showcasing artist from Mexico and around the world. The gallery is the only full time cultural space dedicated to the plastic artist in San Cristobal. « less
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in San Cristobal de las Casas
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Category: Historic Sites; Museums
A rural outpost located on the Guatemalan border.
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Space to promote the work of photographic chronicler of San Cristobal de Las Casas. Vicente Kramsky Coello 1929-2010
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