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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 Cristobal de las Casas using our San Cristobal de las Casas vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Güney Meksika'da Chiapas eyaletinde dağlarla çevrili vadide yer alan 'San Juan Chamula' köyünde çoğunlukla yerli Hiristiyan cemaati olarak maskelenen ama hiristiyan olmıyan Tzotzil Maya halkı yaşamakt...  more »
  • Uno de los centros ceremoniales aún auténticos y enigmáticos del méxico prehispánico. Invitados a conocerlo. 
  • Abbiamo lasciato la macchina nel parcheggio turistico posto all'entrata del paese di SAN JUAN CHAMULA ( 2200m, 3.500 abitanti, 10 km a nord-ovest di SAN CRISTOBAL ); a piedi siamo scesi per la strada ...  more »
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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.
  • one of the place with magic in the air.
  • The church and its syncretism is something shocking and moving to observe.
  • Chicken, coke and saints.