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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: +52 967 631 3094
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Good primer before San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it! It is on the second floor of the museum and has a number of rooms. The textiles are spectacular and very local and varied. You can pull out drawers to see more than those on display. There is another room where traditional fabrics are used in modern designs too. They had a video of the weaving, etc. Downstairs,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The textile part of the museum is very good. Watch the film at the entrance to the museum — it shows the whole process of making the textiles that the region is famous four. Exhibits in english and Spanish. The first part of the museum — about San Cristobal is okay, but not great.

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Basel / New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very comprehensive way of seeing all the different dresses of the Mayan Indians of the area. There are many master weavers and the culture is so diverse. Very interesting.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you enjoy experiencing the culture of the people who live in a place, you should make time to see this modern museum, which has so beautifully captured fine examples of Mayan weaving, embroidery and other textile art. Well laid out. English translations throughout.

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

An really incredible and outstanding collection of textiles of the Mayan region, specially from the highlands of Chiapas. The museography is superb in the old Dominican convent. A must!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Worth a visit historical town center for , on the way to palenque from Tuxtla. If possible visit shamans of the Iglesia San Juan Bautista. practicing their healing arts with sacrificial chickens and clouds of incense, and taking part in a ritual to make corn liquor to be consumed during a celebration this week of Jesus Christ and the autumn... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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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