Top Choice Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Museo de la Medicina Maya

This award-winning museum on the northern edge of town introduces the system of traditional medicine used by many indigenous people in the Chiapas highlands. Exhibits include displays of a ritual scene inside a chur…
Top Choice Museum in Tapachula

Museo Arqueológico del Soconusco

The modern, well-displayed Museo Arqueológico del Soconusco faces Parque Hidalgo. Steles and ceramics from Izapa are prominent. On these steles, the top fringe represents the sky and gods, the middle depicts earthly…
Top Choice Historic Building in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Na Bolom

An atmospheric museum-research center, Na Bolom for many years was the home of Swiss anthropologist and photographer Gertrude Duby-Blom (Trudy Blom; 1901–93) and her Danish archaeologist husband Frans Blom (1893–196…
Top Choice Church in San Juan Chamula

Templo de San Juan

Standing beside the main plaza, Chamula’s main church is a ghostly white, with a vividly painted arch of green and blue. Inside the darkened sanctuary, hundreds of flickering candles, clouds of copal incense, and wo…
Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Café Museo Café

This combined cafe and coffee museum is a venture of Coopcafé, a grouping of more than 17,000 small-scale, mainly indigenous, Chiapas coffee growers. The museum covers the history of coffee and its cultivation in Ch…
Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Museo de los Altos de Chiapas

One of two museums inside the Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo, which is located on the western side of the Templo de Santo Domingo, this museum has several impressive archaeological relics – including stelae from Chinc…
Notable Building in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Centro Cultural El Carmen

The ex-convent, just east of the Arco del Carmen, is a wonderful colonial building, with a large, peaceful garden. It’s now the Centro Cultural El Carmen, hosting art and photography exhibitions and the occasional m…
Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas

Chiapas amber – fossilized pine resin, around 30 million years old – is known for its clarity and diverse colors. Most is mined around Simojovel, north of San Cristóbal. This museum explains all things amber (with i…
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo de Historia

Housed in a striking 19th-century building known as La Casa de los Azulejos (House of Tiles), the Museo de Historia has sparse exhibits on Tabasco history, but the Spanish azulejos themselves, which cover the facade…
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo de Historia Natural

Just outside the Parque-Museo La Venta entrance, the small Museo de Historia Natural has good displays on dinosaurs, space, early humanity and Tabascan ecosystems (all in Spanish).