Cathedral of San Cristóbal de las Casas

Catedral de la Paz

This is an emblematic and architecturally stunning cathedral. Its facade makes an impact with its geometric design, and its baroque, Mudejar and neoclassical elements. As you contemplate it, notice the dance of light and shadow. Inside, you will immediately see its imposing columns with a neoclassical air, baroque altarpieces covered in gold leaf, and religious paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Don’t leave before having a look at the pulpit and the Altar de los Reyes (the King’s Altar).  

Behind the cathedral is the Temple of San Nicolás, one of the first churches in the city. In its origins, only indigenous people used it. Its facade is simple and there is a bell gable at the top, between two circular towers that resemble broad capstones.  





Catedral de San Cristóbal, Centro, Zona Centro, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México

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