Plaza 31 de Marzo

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Plaza 31 de Marzo information

Lonely Planet review

The leafy main plaza is a fine place to take in San Cristóbal’s unhurried highland atmosphere. Shoe-shiners, newspaper sellers and ambulantes gather around the elaborate iron bandstand.

The Hotel Santa Clara , on the plaza’s southeast corner, was built by Diego de Mazariegos, the Spanish conqueror of Chiapas. His coat of arms is engraved above the main portal. The building is a rare secular example of plateresque style in Mexico.