Attractions

Canyon in Chiapa de Corzo

Cañón del Sumidero

The Sumidero Canyon is a spectacular fissure in the earth, found north of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. In 1981 the Chicoasén hydroelectric dam was completed at its northern end, damming the Río Grijalva, which flows through th…
Archaeological Site in Chiapa de Corzo

Chiapa de Corzo Archaeological Site

On a trade route between the Pacific and the Gulf, the sprawling Chiapa de Corzo settlement had close ties to neighboring Maya and Olmec cultures. At its peak, it counted about 200 structures, but was abandoned arou…
Plaza in Chiapa de Corzo

Plaza

Impressive arcades frame three sides of the plaza, and a beefy tree called La Pochota buckles the sidewalk with its centuries-old roots. Venerated by the indigenous people who founded the town, it’s the oldest ceiba…
Church in Chiapa de Corzo

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

The large Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, one block south of the main plaza, was built in the late 16th century by the Dominican order. Its adjoining convent is now the Centro Cultural, home to an exposition of t…
Museum in Chiapa de Corzo

Centro Cultural

The Centro Cultural is home to an exposition of the wood and lino prints of talented Chiapa-born Franco Lázaro Gómez (1922–49) as well as the Museo de la Laca, which is dedicated to the local craft specialty: lacque…