"Christmas at 2100 m above sealevel" Top 5 Page for this destination San Cristóbal de Las Casas by IceBear7

San Cristóbal de Las Casas Travel Guide: 178 reviews and 598 photos

Not a silent night at all

Before I went on this trip people told me to spent Christmas in San Cris, and during the first weeks I heard many people making plans to head to San Cris for Christmas. And not a second did I regret to go to this wonderful town surrounded by mountains, with terrific colourful houses!!

The center of San Cris is a beautiful zocalo, with lots of trees to give you some shadow, street vendors, shoe-shiners and lots of people enjoying to meet up there, have a chat, watch people go by.

All around the zocalo there are some restaurants and shops, also travel agencies where you can book tours to the indigenous villages, to the Sumidero canyon, to go horseriding etc.

One one side you have the big yellow cathedral in front of which is another big square with many indigenous people selling handicrafts.

In all directions from the zocalo you have little streets with shops and bars and internet cafes, hotels, laundrettes and whatever else you need.

In two directions the streets lead up to quite steep hills with churches on top. The churches and the steps leading up to them were soo beautifully decorated - I don't know if it was just for Christmas. Decorating the inside of the church for Christmas is taken very seriously by the locals, it seems they all have a word in it.

You have a wonderful view from up these hills.

(pictures coming soon now I hope...)

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