Iglesia de San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal de las Casas

A church atop the Cerro de San Cristóbal from which there are good views across the town.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby San Cristóbal de las Casas attractions

1. Cerro de San Cristóbal

The hot slog up the Cerro de San Cristóbal will pay you back with big views over the city and surrounds.

2. Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas

0.12 MILES

Chiapas amber – fossilized pine resin that's around 30 million years old – is known for its clarity and diverse colors. Most is mined around Simojovel,…

3. Iglesia de la Merced

0.13 MILES

Dating from 1537, the Iglesia de la Merced is often seen in postcards of San Cristóbal festooned in colorful flags. The interior of the sacristy has an…

4. Museo de Sergio Arturo Castro Martínez


The story behind this extraordinary collection – that's overseen by an even more extraordinary person, Don Sergio – is as interesting as the museum itself…

5. Arco del Carmen

0.24 MILES

The Arco del Carmen, at the southern end of the Andador Turístico on Hidalgo, dates from the late 17th century and was once the city’s gateway.

6. Centro Cultural El Carmen

0.25 MILES

This 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…

7. Plaza 31 de Marzo

0.28 MILES

The leafy main plaza is a fine place to take in San Cristóbal’s unhurried highland atmosphere. Shoe-shiners, newspaper sellers and ambulantes (mobile…

8. Templo de San Francisco

0.33 MILES

Founded by the Franciscans in 1577, this fairly plain little church contains baroque altarpieces and pulpit.