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I don't have any professional interest in textiles or regional costumes for that matter, but found... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
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Beautiful items all handmade from local people.

The shawls were beautiful and i couldn't resist buying several. The artisans were present and able... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
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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...more
Calle Guadalupe Victoria # 38, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 4289
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I don't have any professional interest in textiles or regional costumes for that matter, but found this place fascinating. If/when I return, I would hire a guide

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

The shawls were beautiful and i couldn't resist buying several. The artisans were present and able to tell you about their products.

Thank debrabird
Reviewed July 9, 2018

this musem is amazing. go and share the wonders of the art of textiles. be sure to open the drawers for a vert intimate experience with textiles , you can feel the person who made these artworks.

Thank Cisco D
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Sr. Castro personally gives the tours, and his story is wonderful. He charges nothing but hopes that you will give a no-pressure donation to help him in his important work of healing the wounds of the poor that have no real access to medical care....More

Thank Dixied13
Reviewed May 18, 2018

A museum in essence of native costume of the local districts. donations help towards medical clinic for the native population

Thank john H
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived at this location the place was closed. We knocked on the door and A gentleman advised us that it opened until after 5pm. There was no business or museum sign outside. Wish there was more information on their visiting hours. So I...More

Thank Bondgirl10
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This little ‘museum’ has a very complete exhibit of all the various clothing of the indigineous Maya groups who live in Chiapas, Mexico. The clothing and the day to day ‘accessories’ that local people use is quite complete. He has it organized in such a...More

Thank Whoohouse
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Surprising to find this private museum of regional Indian costumes about 5 blocks from the main "parque" on the street going out of town: Guadalupe Victoria 38. Three rooms: one with great examples of Highland Indian backstrap-loom weaving; another with regional animals; another with photos...plus...More

Thank Glenn R G
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I do have a particular interest in textiles, weaving, and the indigenous cultures of Chiapas, but I think that a visit to the museum would be a fascinating and unique experience for anyone. Sergio’s tour of his collection, in Spanish, English and, I believe, various...More

Thank SwirlyNottingham
Reviewed May 6, 2017

An opportunity to visit a museum adjacent to the clinic of Sergio Castro, a humanitarian who has worked to bring medical services to indigenous peoples of Chiapas. Don Sergio works especially with burn victims in Chiapas who need extensive follow-up treatment and care. He asks...More

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