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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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Would have loved to stay a longer time, we came just barely before closing time and we kinda had to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alejandro H
I can't believe these things are made by hand !!!

Lots of colorful textiles made by the local population. These are some of the nicest weaves and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed July 9, 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.

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Reviewed June 25, 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

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Reviewed June 24, 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

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Reviewed June 21, 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 !

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 11, 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
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Reviewed May 11, 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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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This small museum in a renovated nunnery is well done and the artistry of the indigenous people of the entire central American countries are showcased. Nicely done. About an hour's worth.

Thank NJPHB
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Kelly B
January 15, 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
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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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