Considered one of the most beautiful colonial places in Mexico, the city of San Cristobal de las Casas is known for its Baroque style buildings and its Tzotzil and Tzeltal heritage. The name San Cristobal was given in honor of the patron saint of the travelers and “of the houses” by the bishop Fray Bartolomé de las Casas.
Falling in love with this city is really easy, with every step you can perceive its Mayan traditions combined with its Spanish heritage. In it you can enjoy a relaxing walk through its narrow cobbled streets, visit the old Cathedral or tour all its temples and Chapels full of history. While visiting artisan markets or quaint shops, you will notice that the indigenous inhabitants of the place still live with their own traditions, language and even see them in their traditional clothing. All a pride of the diverse cultures existing in Mexico.
To finish falling in love with this beautiful city, we recommend you try the Pox, a Mayan drink that is said to bring hearts together. This corn-based beverage is used ceremonially amongst the Mayans, but it is also a symbol of brotherhood. Today it can be found in some stores to enjoy this distilled specialty.
Be encouraged to know this city surrounded by mountains, we assure that your heart will stay there. We invite you to stay at Best Western La Noria with a centric location and comfortable rooms.
Photo by: Vive San Cristobal