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Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

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Address: Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman | Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
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Stellar collection of art in restored convent

The Dominicans ruled the roost in Chiapas during the colonial period and Sto. Domingo in San Cristobal was its main church, the dimensions and decorations of which leave no doubt... read more

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dominicans ruled the roost in Chiapas during the colonial period and Sto. Domingo in San Cristobal was its main church, the dimensions and decorations of which leave no doubt of its importance. Next door the former convent has been transformed into a spectacular space hosting a world-class collection of Mayan textiles. On the ground floor are rooms of both... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has one of the best textile collections in Mexico, displayed to international standards (plan chests with glazed drawers, and glass cases with figures). I stayed for 2 hours - if photography had been allowed it might have been longer. The museum guard was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of additional information in Spanish. The attached shop... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great museum highlighting the tradition of textile production in Chiapas, Tabasco, northern Guatemala. There are examples of actual fabrics from 1400 years ago, from which today's fabrics carry through the designs.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of the most important textile collections in the world, with very knowledgeable curators and wonderful design (of the exhibits and staging). Well worth a visit to understand the history, tradition and current importance of cotton and wool textiles to the Mayan people of Chiapas and Guatemala. A must if you're in San Cristobal.

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los gatos, ca
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This small museum offers a compact view of the textiles of southern Mexico. The quality of the displays is very high, and if you have additional time, you can pull out drawers that contain many additional samples of the textiles. There is a shop with high end products, and right outside the museum is a large open air market with... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

The textiles are incredible and worth the price of admission alone. But don't skip the rest of the museum , some great Maya and colonial items. Also full scale reproductions of the murals at Bonapak. Might actually the best full scale view of those famous murals as the originals are very faded and degraded now. The museum store offers top... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Even my husband enjoyed this - once we'd found the entrance! I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours in here, beautiful examples of Chiapas costumes on show and in drawers. Wonderful chair exhibition which I nearly missed.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

To understand Mexico is in part to understand their crafts and this textile museum is the first one we've seen dedicated to that understanding. It was exceptional taking you back through time with so many examples to explore. Enchanting journey in an enchanting monastery. They could not have done it better.

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Worthwhile trip to the textile museum. Only issue was that there is very little written in English. There are several interesting videos, but they are all in Spanish, no subtitles. Gorgeous textiles on the 2nd floor, beautifully displayed. Pull out the drawers, each is filled with another colorful treasure. Downstairs is an overview of art and history of Chiapas, plus... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great place worth while. My only problem was the entry fee was $55 pesos I paid with a $500 and the lady said she did not have change so shw will "owe me the change", I explained that will not happened and promptly found change. I hte when people try to get advantage of tourist

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