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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
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+52 967 631 3094

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Beautiful Collection!

Wonderful collection of local textiles beautifully displayed and curated! I try to visit every time I am in San Cristobal. If you at all interested in textiles - this is a must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful collection of local textiles beautifully displayed and curated! I try to visit every time I am in San Cristobal. If you at all interested in textiles - this is a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum houses a great collection of Mayan textiles in an ex-convent. There's a short introduction including history and artifacts on the bottom floor. The second floor consists of an amazing collection of hand-made textiles ranging from local Mayan villages to the highland of Guatemala. Be sure to open the doors to see the treasures inside. If you like culture,... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't particularly want to visit the textiles portion of this museum. I just wanted to be with my wife and daughter so I dutifully went along. I was pleasantly surprised. There were 2 parts that I thought were particularly neat--no, make that three. In one room they have long drawers containing Mayan textiles from various regions in Mexico and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a lot to see in this museum and it's in a really nice house. The people were really nice and showed me around even though I didn't buy a guided tour. The clothes and everything about it are very beautiful.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful convent restoration; world-class presentation of Mayan textiles, all in a very easy to digest format. Superb museum shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely thrilled that I read about this museum and visited. An amazing amount of various huipils woven by indigenous peoples representing all towns and areas in Chiapas. The video is so informative, you are able to see the whole process of making these beautiful garments from the very beginning of spinning the yarns to the magnificent finished garment. Also on... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This museum provides a wonderful experience of the art of weaving in Chiapas. There are interesting videos explaining the weaving techniques, and the displays are sorted by regions. Close ups of the beautiful textiles are available by pulling out lighted drawers. I do not know much about textiles, but I found these exhibits fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Excellent history of maya weaving...lot of exemples..beautiful pieces in the drowers..by regions until the very contemporary fashion ...short movie about know how...museum is redone recently and worth the money you pay...ground floor couple of masterpieces left by the conquistadores ...don't miss it especially if it's a grey day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

the main museum on the ground floor is interesting for the history of Chiapas it showcases. but the textile exhibit on the second floor is the real draw. there are so many different patterns and fabrics that represent peoples from so many different towns/ villages. there's a lot to absorb. the presentation of how these fabrics and garments were originally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The exhibit and video explaining how Mayan textiles are made were fantastic. The staff won't allow you to bring "professional looking" cameras in, so if you want to take photos, bring an iPhone or point-and-shoot. The centro is next to the church of Santo Domingo in the heart of San Cristobal, so don't follow the map on Trip Advisor which... More 

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