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Museo de los Altos de Chiapas, ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Built soon after the conquest, a Dominican monastery with magnificent baroque moldings produced by local indigenous people. Splendid exhibition on the European presence, indigenous resistance and evangelization, in which there are fine examples of Mayan textiles from the codices and fascinating information on the founding of San Cristobal de Las Casas.

Community center
About the museum
The Former Monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán is an iconic sixteenth-century building in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, and its facade is considered to be one of the best examples of Latin American Baroque. The Chiapas Highland Museum started up in 1984 and it was consolidated four years later with the support of the historian Jan de Vos and his wife Emma Cosío Villegas, who created the first gallery which aimed to recover lost strands of local history.

The museum was restored and reopened in 2012 as a joint project of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, the Chiapas State Government and the cultural and social arm of Banamex bank. The ground floor has two large permanent galleries on archeology and history, together with other smaller spaces, a central Dominican patio and a chapel. On the upper floor there is a major exhibition of textiles. The exhibition displays cover the six overarching themes of this museum: 1. The geography of the Mayan region at the time of the Spanish invasion. 2. The conquest, the establishment of the Villa Real (Royal Town), the viceregal period and indigenous resistance. 3. Evangelization carried out by the Dominican order and indigenous paganism. 4. The iconographic narrative of pre-Hispanic textile clothing drawing on the Paris, Madrid, Dresden and Grolier codices, with a brief overview of the manufacturing of the period. 5. The founding of the city: architecture and urban design, and 6. The history of the monastery.
October 1984
October 2012
An exert point of view
The archeological and artistic legacy of the Chiapas highlands.
Raúl Durón León
Raúl Durón León
Centro INAH Chiapas
Practical information
Temporalmente cerrado

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs

$65.00 pesos

  • Sundays free for Mexican citizens
  • Free entrance for Mexicans under 13 years old
  • Free entrance for Mexican students and teachers
  • Free entrance for Mexican senior citizens
  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
  • No Flash
Calle Lázaro Cárdenas del Río s/n,
Barrio del Cerrillo, C.P. 29900,
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México.

From Tuxtla Gutiérrez, take the Federal Highway 190D for 53 miles to reach San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Then take the Andador Eclesiástico Norte thoroughfare to reach Santo Domingo de Guzmán.


Services
  • Biblioteca
  • Estacionamiento
  • Guardarropa
  • Sanitarios
  • Tienda
  • Visitas guiadas
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