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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 631 3094
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Gorgeous Collection!

Fantastic place to understand one of the most important artisanal industries of this part of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
isagonzal1
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Miami, Florida
Gorgeous fabrics

A wonderful collection of textiles and to be able to see the quality of the artisans who have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabethanne019
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to understand one of the most important artisanal industries of this part of Mexico. Not to be missed.

Thank isagonzal1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful collection of textiles and to be able to see the quality of the artisans who have produced them in such a great building is a must experience in San Cristobal

Thank Elizabethanne019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dominicans ruled the roost in Chiapas during the colonial period and Sto. Domingo in San Cristobal was its main church, the dimensions and decorations of which leave no doubt of its importance. Next door the former convent has been transformed into a spectacular space...More

Thank Bijougirl1441
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This museum has one of the best textile collections in Mexico, displayed to international standards (plan chests with glazed drawers, and glass cases with figures). I stayed for 2 hours - if photography had been allowed it might have been longer. The museum guard was...More

Thank Clare147
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great museum highlighting the tradition of textile production in Chiapas, Tabasco, northern Guatemala. There are examples of actual fabrics from 1400 years ago, from which today's fabrics carry through the designs.

Thank John D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of the most important textile collections in the world, with very knowledgeable curators and wonderful design (of the exhibits and staging). Well worth a visit to understand the history, tradition and current importance of cotton and wool textiles to the Mayan people of Chiapas...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This small museum offers a compact view of the textiles of southern Mexico. The quality of the displays is very high, and if you have additional time, you can pull out drawers that contain many additional samples of the textiles. There is a shop with...More

Thank callaw
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The textiles are incredible and worth the price of admission alone. But don't skip the rest of the museum , some great Maya and colonial items. Also full scale reproductions of the murals at Bonapak. Might actually the best full scale view of those famous...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Even my husband enjoyed this - once we'd found the entrance! I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours in here, beautiful examples of Chiapas costumes on show and in drawers. Wonderful chair exhibition which I nearly missed.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

To understand Mexico is in part to understand their crafts and this textile museum is the first one we've seen dedicated to that understanding. It was exceptional taking you back through time with so many examples to explore. Enchanting journey in an enchanting monastery. They...More

Thank StevePeggy
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Kelly B
Do you recall the admission price for Adults?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Villas_Casa_Morada | Reviewed this property |
It's a free admission for the textile museum. Only the historical museum that is in the same building charges a small admission fee.
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Henri B
Is it possible to visit the museum if we arrive in Puerto Chiapas on a cruise ship? My wife is a weaver and we would like to see the museum if it is possible to get there in one day by taxi from Puerto Ciapas.
4 August 2015|
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Response from Paulina P | Reviewed this property |
Hi Henri!, unfortunately Puerto Chiapas is far from San Cristobal, (5-6 hrs. max. by car one way) all depends on the hours you have available to come and go, if you need more help let me know!
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