We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Description:

A Moorish-style church near the zócalo.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Unique all-wood altar

Templo's interior has extensive wood paneling - well worth a short visit as it is so rare to see in church interiors of this era. Don't forget to have a look at the tower/arch... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2015
sailnmuffin
,
Seattle, WA
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 18: English reviews
Monterrey, Mexico
Level Contributor
428 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This church is plain and simple, there is not much to see, but if you are around the andador you can do a quick visit.

Helpful?
Thank travellistics
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
229 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I've been by this church several times (different days of the week and times of the day) and it was never open. Apparently, it's only open for services. Up close, it doesn't seem that special. I enjoyed it most walking on the pedestrian street approaching it.

Helpful?
Thank kenster99
Chapala, Mexico
Level Contributor
109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Well worth a short visit at the old entry point to San Cristobal. Traffic entered by passing through the arc, built as part of the church. Very beautiful interior that is not overdone.

Helpful?
Thank Adee1950
Satelite, Mexico
Level Contributor
105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Only a short walk from downtown through a very nice pedestrian street, this church and the adjacent park and museum of art are nice. Unfortunately, it was closed and we couldn't see the inside, supposedly very pretty. Well, next time I guess.

Helpful?
Thank xraleman
Eagle Pass, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I was lucky the church was open, because it is closed when there are no services. Mass had just finished and the priest was sprinkling holy water upon the pilgrims. The altar is covered with wood. It is very lovely. Didn't expect to find such beauty since the outside isnold and weary. I strongly recommend a visit to this church.

Helpful?
Thank Aidagarizpe
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
681 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The Arco Torre del Carmen is a beautiful gem that is situated in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas. It has a pink/peach color and archictecture is of ancient Spanish origin. There is an arch in the lower central region of the building through which one can pass. Quite unique!

Helpful?
Thank Steve Y
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Templo's interior has extensive wood paneling - well worth a short visit as it is so rare to see in church interiors of this era. Don't forget to have a look at the tower/arch, too!

Helpful?
1 Thank sailnmuffin
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Nice place to end a stroll thru the andador and have an excellent chiapas' coffee or chocolate. The "casa de la cultura" (cultural center) is right next door and you'll be able to see some dancers or singers perform.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gigi D
Chihuahua
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Early colonial construction, but you actually are able to see the detail executed by the locals at that time, The work of the local tribes is pretty obvius, and filled with detail present in some of the souvenirs that they sell. If you are lucky and get to attend a mass here, you will get immersed in a great mystic... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank LaloChihuahua
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
279 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I went to this one at night too and apparently I missed a lot (based on the other reviews here) so the outside of it is really pretty at night the it is well lit. It is off the main path a little bit but there are lots of good restaurants and shops on the way there so take your... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jaysuhn12

Travellers who viewed Templo del Carmen also viewed

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 

Been to Templo del Carmen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Templo del Carmen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?