San Cristobal de las Casas

🇸🇮 Mesto San Cristobal, na nadmorski višini 2100 m, je kulturna prestolnica regije Chiapas z zanimivo zgodovino prepletanja pretekle španske nadvlade in življenja tradicionalnih ljudstev, ki so ohranili veliko običajev in vsakodnevno pripotujejo iz svojih vasi v mesto, kjer na Mercadu, po ulicah in zvečer na glavnem trgu prodajajo tekstil in druge ročne izdelke. Baje sva ob obisku imela kar srečo z vremenom, saj sva se izognila dežju in mrazu – to sva izkoristila za ogled mesta, najem motorja in kopanje pri slapovih, obisk cerkve v Chamuli. Zadnji dan je bil kar oblačen in mrzel (deževalo pa je samo tiste 4 minute, ko je Miha šel v trgovino po pivo zvečer :), zato sva se grela v muzeju žada (kulturno in zgodovinsko izrednega pomena v regiji, saj so ga povezovali s srečo in obiljem) in muzeju kakava, ki ga pridelujejo v regiji.

Personalized city map, thanks Beatriz!

🇬🇧 San Cristobal is considered the cultural capital of Chiapas and much of this culture is associated with the city’s and municipality’s large indigenous population that has kept their traditions and way of living despite and through the Spanish colonial era. as this region is known for the intertwined old and new traditions. Many commute daily from their villages to sell textiles, ceramics and other hand-made products on the Mercado or the streets or in the pop-up market on the main square at night. We were lucky enough to avoid rain and cold temperatures during our visit, and taking full advantage of the weather we discovered the city, rented a motorbike to visit the Chiflon waterfalls, experienced the Chamula church and on the last day, when it got cold again, we warmed up in the Jade museum and sipped delicious locally-produced cocoa.

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