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San Juan Chamula, Pacific Coast
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Head to San Juan Chamula to meet an almost completely indigenous population of roughly 76,000 people. Around 149 different groups of people have been identified among the population of the city, which has its own police force and enjoys no outside military or police intervention. Head to the church of San Juan, the main attraction of the local area. The small church features white walls adorned with vibrantly colored blue and green ceramics, which decorate the windows and doors. Arrange to visit San Juan Chamula and other attractions in San Juan Chamula using our San Juan Chamula vacation generator.
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  • If you have a chance go there on Sunday morning. The village is full of people , pilgrims, vendors, and those who come to pray. many ceremonies in and out of the church. Beautiful, huge and colorful m...  more »
  • we saw the square and the church as part of a tour led by a spanish speaking guide, so we understood most but not all of what was being explained. but generally speaking, the town itself was very poor...  more »
  • San Juan Chamula is a completely historical site, for lovers of history and those who don't like so much, Chamulla is a place where you can view in a tangible way the process of spiritual conquest that occurs in the early years of the colony in Latin America. They ask for cooperation which is minimal in relation to the intercultural experience that offers.
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  • Definitely worth a visit. The perfect way is the horse ride from Can Cristoval. Over there you also discover a very special use of coca cola... Sunday street market of local tribes is very authentic.
  • The customs still observed there are profoundly telling of our rich past and connection to nature. Outside, the farmers are more than picturesque...they are deeply involved in a post native culture. This seems to be a fascinating blend of time between Mayans, Catholics, Mexicans, and well removed mountain cultures. Zapatistas and Orozco vernacular. Haven't been there since 2010/2011, but guessing nature is strongly the driving force there still.
  • The church and its syncretism is something shocking and moving to observe.
  • Chicken, coke and saints.
  • Alex