San Cristobal

San Cristobal is a city in the central highlands of Mexico. We were there for a few days. Technically the city's full name is San Cristobal de las Casas. It's a nice place to wander around, all laid out in a grid, so if you remember which number your street you should be able to find your way home pretty quick.

We did a day trip out to the Sumidero Canyon which I've mentioned elsewhere and we also got to visit Chiapa de Corzo at the same time, although we only saw the main square.

I did a lot of walking. There were some very nice markets, but the real stand out for me was discovering the magical electricity tree, something I found bizarre. Originally there was just one, a tree in the middle of a park with normal sockets and switches on it, then I found another and this one had a meter on it, so an authorised electricity tree. I just find that bizarre.

While I'm on the subject of the markets. Go next door and look at the Santo Domingo church. Amazing facade.


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Cathedral in San Cristobal de Las Casas
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The magic electricity tree in the park at Templo de Santo Domingo, San Cristobal
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The La Pochota kapok tree where, apparently Chiapa de Corzo was founded
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La Pila Fountain in Chiapa de Corzo's main square
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The side entrance not as impressive as the main doors
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Main entrance to Santo Domingo in San Cristobal
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Another magic electricity tree back in San Cristobal, this one has a meter!
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Walking down 20 de Noviembre in San Cristobal
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Further down 20 de Noviembre
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And at the end of 20 de Noviembre you reach the Temple and Arch del Carmen
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