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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

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Address: Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
Phone Number: 019676313094
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Not only is it a lovely building with views of the city, it is one of the most thought our museums I have visited. San Cristobal and surrounding villages are known for their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is it a lovely building with views of the city, it is one of the most thought our museums I have visited. San Cristobal and surrounding villages are known for their unique (to each area) textiles, if you know your local geography you can pick out villagers by their dress. The museum shows examples from all over Chiapas.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning Museum in an architecturally gorgeous setting. If you love Mexican textiles, you should not miss this place

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great display of textiles and clothing pieces were you can appreciate the different designs and quality of work. You can spend as mauch as you like, 15 min or three hours.dont bring your kids along, they will kill you !

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The museum is a joint venture between public and private institutions, aimed at conserving the ample textile heritage of Chiapas. Really worth the visit! The pieces in the museum shop are rather pricy! Around the Santa Domingo church you will find the sprawling market, nearly all around, with an enormous variety to choose from and with very reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This was the reason I wanted to visit San Cristobal de las casas & I was amazed! The garments on display are exquisite & I was happy to see the written description were in both Spanish & English. Well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya is great place for us textile lovers. There's plenty of history and pieces on display for one to spend a day there. Located adjacent to the beautiful Santo Domingo temple, there's also a San Cristobal museum down stairs. All in all, a great place to be introduced to the city, Maya culture, history,... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A fabulous way to see the immense range of textile patterns created. A well designed system of drawers containing textiles made it simple to view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This museum, though not too big, is really worth your time and pesos. It's housed in a beautiful monastery and the collection on the first floor of Maya and Spanish artifacts is also included. The upstairs displays a nice collection of huipils and other garments worn by local groups. The space has been recently renovated and all in all makes... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Beautiful building which houses a small colonial history display, too. Hundreds, it seems, of beautiful articles of clothing are displayed in drawers. It's an art museum in a different media. Very nice bathrooms. You can get the gist of the textile portion of the museum in 45 minutes, but it would have been nice to stay all day to fully... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We enjoyed seeing the incredible textile collection and learning about the history of textiles in the Mayan world. Thankfully, we speak and read Spanish, so we could figure out the wonderful text placards downstairs. If you only speak/read another language, might be wise to read about the place before visiting. The history related to weavers within the Mayan creation story... More 

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