In the extreme south of Mexico is Chiapas, a state that is full of architectural, archaeological, ecotouristic, folkloric, culinary and artistic attractions. There are so many places that we can visit when we take one of the flights to Chiapas, we could be missing the most important ones to know, that is why we have brought for you a list of the most important and must-haves for you to take into account in your next trip.
Regional Museum of Anthropology and History of Chiapas
It is always good to start visiting a city or territory through its history museum, so you can plan your itinerary and organize it in an optimal way without forgetting anything historically important. This museum is in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital and largest city of Chiapas and is divided into two large environments, one for Mayan cultures and Zoques, while the other for the Spanish colonial period. Apart from its permanent exhibitions, the institution also exhibits temporary exhibitions that touch both ancient and modern subjects.
This is one of the most important Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico and Central America, which until today is still studied by various specialists, since most of its extension is still buried in the jungle. It has buildings in the typical Mayan pyramidal and quadrangular architecture perfectly preserved, such as the Temple of the Inscriptions, the Temple of the Count, the Temple of the Sun and the Observatory.
San Cristóbal de las Casas
This city founded in the sixteenth century has one of the most beautiful colonial areas of Mexico; the most notable architectural monuments are the cathedral, the temple and ex-convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman and the temple of La Merced. In addition, it has several museums, four of them very curious and interesting, the Museum of Mayan Medicine, Museum of Regional Costumes, Amber Museum and the Mesoamerican Jade Museum. Very close to the city, there are several ecological parks that are worth knowing.
Chiapa de Corzo
It is 15 kilometers from Tuxtla Gutiérrez and was the first capital of the state of Chiapas; its folkloric and cultural wealth can be seen in its traditional neighborhoods, its millenary crafts, its delicious food and its parties. The main celebration is the Enero Party, or Grande Party, a fusion of pre-Hispanic and colonial traditions that lasts almost the entire month.
This imposing canyon of the Sierra Norte de Chiapas, just 5 kilometers from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, produces vertigo with its 1300 meters of depth. Lovers of natural observation visit this place that has national park status for the richness of its nature.
The annual calendar of Chiapas is full of parties in the different cities and towns of the state, so you can be almost sure that when you take one of the flights to Chiapas, in addition to enjoying the natural, cultural and historical wealth with which this place counts, you can be part of one of the most important and fun celebrations in the state, where we can advise you to spend it to the fullest enjoying music, food and especially the quality of its people.