Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Walk up the hill to admire the artistry and atmosphere of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, a brightly colored Catholic church and local landmark. First built in 1528, the cathedral features an 18th-century yellow Baroque facade decoratively striped by red features. While plant motifs in the mortar and sculptures in the niches demand close inspection, the coloration of the church looks pleasing from afar, perfectly complementing the hues of the plaza that lies in front of it. Inside, find a number of Baroque artworks, including two altarpieces. Plan my San Cristobal de las Casas trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • I have heard that many people love to San Cristobal de las Casas, but I do not at all, the part of the Center if it is very pretty, cobblestone streets give it that special touch, however there's another part that I don't like, the streets are very narrow people crammed the street and you in the car you can not not pass or go extremely careful not to kill a Christian, or laying down, is that it is magical town but several streets are dirty and doesn't give me the confidence to go there , but the Center well.
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  • The beautiful facade is still partially visible over the tall metal panels that close off the Cathedral and the church beside it. The panels have been painted in different styles by local artists and ...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful church facades I have ever seen. The church was locked, unfortunately, such that we could not visit inside.  more »
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  • Must visit in San Cristóbal :) So lucky to be here ❤️
  • Amazing. Obispo Felipe is the best
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Christophori de Las Casas) is a Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico diocese belonging to the ecclesiastical region Pacífico-Sur. In 2014 had 1,339,000 baptized on 1,752,000 inhabitants. The seat is vacant, waiting for the bishop-elect Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez take possession. The diocese includes 48 municipalities in the Mexican State of Chiapas. The Episcopal seat is the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, where is the Cathedral of St. Christopher. The territory covers 36,821 km ² and is divided into 57 parishes, grouped into 7 pastoral zones. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chiapas was erected on 19 March 1539, obtaining the territory from the Diocese of Antequera (now Archdiocese). It was originally a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seville. On 12 February 1546 became part of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Mexico City. On 16 December 1743 became suffragan of the Archdiocese of Guatemala, but with the Bull of Pope Gregory XVI on April 25 sheep Dominico 1837 was returned to the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Mexico City was. On 23 June 1891 became part of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca. On 19 June 1957 surrendered a portion of its territory to the benefit of the new diocese of Tapachula. On 27 October 1964 surrendered a portion of its territory to the benefit of the new diocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (now Archdiocese) and simultaneously took on its current name. On 25 November 2006 it became part of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. On 15 February 2016 the diocese received the pastoral visit of the Pope. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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