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Museo de Trajes Regionales

Calle Guadalupe Victoria # 38, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
+52 967 678 4289
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A fascinating and moving experience

I do have a particular interest in textiles, weaving, and the indigenous cultures of Chiapas, but I... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
SwirlyNottingham
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Nottingham
An opportunity to meet a person who devotes himself to caring for others.

An opportunity to visit a museum adjacent to the clinic of Sergio Castro, a humanitarian who has... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Rod F
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Los Cabos, Mexico
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An important private collection of traditional Mayan textiles which were given to the owner, Sergio Castro, in thanks for his tireless work for the people of Chiapas. The exhibit includes very rare ceremonial costumes from many communities in Chiapas and are a sign of the high esteem the people have for Don Sergio.Personal tours can be arranged by calling Sergio Castro and scheduling an appointment. Tours are conducted in English, French, Italian and Spanish.Visitors are asked to make a donation to help support Sergio Castro's work of building schools and clean water systems and providing wound care to people with serious burns. Sergio does not accept money from the people he helps and instead uses donations from visitors to the museum to buy building materials and medical supplies
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Calle Guadalupe Victoria # 38, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I do have a particular interest in textiles, weaving, and the indigenous cultures of Chiapas, but I think that a visit to the museum would be a fascinating and unique experience for anyone. Sergio’s tour of his collection, in Spanish, English and, I believe, various...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

An opportunity to visit a museum adjacent to the clinic of Sergio Castro, a humanitarian who has worked to bring medical services to indigenous peoples of Chiapas. Don Sergio works especially with burn victims in Chiapas who need extensive follow-up treatment and care. He asks...More

1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This should be one of the highlights of your visit. First you stop into the Dominican church which is an outstanding site. Next door in a very contemporary setting they have one of the finest exhibits of textiles from various regions. When you visit local...More

Thank EdwinHochberg
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A visit to a museum showing regional dress may not be high on your list of things to do, don’t make the mistake of not going, our visit was a highlight of our holiday. Firstly it was extremely interesting to learn about the clothes and...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Now open 6 to 8 PM weekdays and by appointment. Admission is free with donations accepted. Allow about an hour for a narrated tour.  Located on the left side of Guadeloupe Victoria (#38) 2.5 blocks west of the west end of the main square in...More

1  Thank Bruce_Raynor
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This museo is off the beaten track and is a gem of a lifetime to visit. 75 year old Sergio Castro, a local humanitarian who cares for burns and wounds (no charge to patients) has been gifted traditional Mayan textiles and costumes that are usually...More

1  Thank patricia F
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The costumes are very complete and the explanation of Sergio is very good. We enjoyed the short film during the visit that enable us to better understand the indigenous people of Chiapas. We are also very touched to see all the works they do to...More

Thank petitpuce
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The incredible humanitarian Sergio Arturo Castro displays and explains about 30 outfits of regional clothing in this interesting old house which also serves as a free clinic for burn care and diabetic wounds for three hours each day. In addition to the clothing, just being...More

2  Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed 2 March 2016

well worth the visit. He is an amazing man and gives free medical care to those that cannot afford a doctor. Learn more about Don Sergio Castro if you can. He will inspire you-with what he does and how much he knows

1  Thank LyraGonzalez
Reviewed 12 February 2016

When viewing the exhibit and listening to the lecture, you need to think. Were these people really conquered in the 1540s if they still retain their dress, language, religion (at least in part) and local government (parallel to state and federal)?

Thank Flaco C
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