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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

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Av 20 de Noviembre, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200 Mexico
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Day Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Palenque from San Cristobal
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Day Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Palenque from San Cristobal

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Torn between visiting the Mexican rainforest or a Mayan archaeological site? Go for both. During this fun-filled, double-duty tour, you’ll head to Agua Azul and Misol-Ha—two stunning freshwater cascades, flanked by lush jungle—before arriving at Palenque. Then get a peek at well-preserved ancient ruins, like the Temple of the Sun, an iconic stepped pyramid. Transfer from San Cristobal is included.
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Traveler277027 wrote a review Apr. 2020
Worcester, Massachusetts56 contributions6 helpful votes
Due to the earthquakes of September_2017 this along with most worthy beautiful buildings are closed Id go back and back and back till they are open again. San Cristobal is well worth it
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Date of experience: February 2020
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lfreede wrote a review Mar. 2020
The Woodlands, Texas28 contributions5 helpful votes
A wonderful collection of textiles. If you love textiles, be sure to give yourself time to really take a look and enjoy. The museum shop is not always open when it says so I missed the opportunity to make several purchases before I had to leave. I would definitely go back to visit!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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815bonvivant wrote a review Jan. 2020
New Orleans27 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellently displayed collection of traditional regional dress. Best museum configuration of textiles I have seen anywhere!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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princesspentium wrote a review Nov. 2019
Bridgwater, United Kingdom958 contributions209 helpful votes
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As an ex weaver (many years ago I studied textiles at college) I was fascinated to discover this place on our 2 night stopover in St Cristobal, during our tour of Mexico. The place has a calm, tranquil air & the main exhibits are interesting, although a shame the information is only in Spanish. Upstairs is the main textile museum, with interesting videos in loop showing traditional methods of weaving & dyeing yarn. The exhibits are displayed well in glass cabinets, some on mannequins & there are many drawers to slide out to examine other exquisite pieces of fabric. We sat for a while in the lovely cloister courtyard & it made a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the town. Do go & visit this gem if you're in the area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Matthew D wrote a review Aug. 2019
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I'm not much into fashion or weaving but I have to say I really enjoyed this museum! Set in a refurbished convent (I think) the clothing and textiles are lovingly displayed in such a way that one not only learns a lot about the special clothing of the region but also gains respect and admiration for the craftsmanship involved. An added bonus is the adjacent SCDLC history museum which offers some truly interesting artifacts particularly from the Colonial period...oh, and the old church next door (which wasn't open when I visited) has a gorgeous facade. Btw, these museums are a particularly good choice on a rainy wet season afternoon and can be combined with the handicraft market next door.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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