CHIAPA DE CORZO
CHIAPA DE CORZO

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STARTING POINT TO EXPLORE THE SUMIDERO CANYON

Chiapa de Corzo, a Magical Town in Chiapas, is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the state., es una de las ciudades coloniales más bellas de Chiapas.

It was the first city founded by the Spanish in Chiapas in the 16th century, making it a place full of history, tradition, and culture.

This city is surrounded by the mountains of Los Altos, giving it an unparalleled natural setting.

Every January, the Grand Fiesta of Chiapa de Corzo is celebrated, where dancers wearing Parachicos costumes parade through the streets with their drum and whistle. This spectacular tradition has been recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a celebration with a tradition of over three hundred years. More information 

It has a mild climate with no drastic variations throughout the year. In the summer months, the maximum temperatures range between 25 and 27°C (77-81°F), while in winter, the minimum temperatures are between 17 and 20°C (63-68°F).

It is located on the banks of the Grijalva River, 15 km (30 minutes) from Tuxtla Gutierrez and 54 km (one hour) from San Cristobal de las Casas.

 

Chiapa de Corzo

What to See in Chiapa de Corzo

Tourist Attractions in Chiapa de Corzo

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

Characterized by its arches and the Red Brick Fountain. It is a good place to start exploring the town. In this square, you can find the Clock Tower and the statue of Zeferino Nandayapa, a famous musician native to this city, as well as a large ceiba or pochota tree, a sacred tree related to the city's foundation.

The Main Square is surrounded by the Portals, where you can buy a wide variety of sweets and crafts such as traditional embroidered blouses, hats, huipiles, and huaraches, among many others.

La Pila (The Fountain)

Also known as La Corona, it is the building that represents Chiapa de Corzo and was completed in 1562. It is a Mudejar-style brick fountain with a height of 15 m and a diameter of 25 m.

It is common to hear the sounds of the traditional marimba of Chiapas here.

Neighborhood Chapels

In Chiapa de Corzo, you can visit its neighborhood chapels, such as San Jacinto or El Calvario, where you can admire a magnificent Renaissance altarpiece carved in wood.

Church and Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo

This is an impressive complex where the temple is a 16th-century Renaissance-style building. It is the main church of the town, and although it is a majestic construction, its interior is very austere. Its main tower houses one of the largest bells in Mexico.

Currently, the former convent part serves as a Cultural Center that includes a museum and serves as a venue for various artists to exhibit their works and showcase regional customs and traditions.

Lacquer Museum

Housed in the Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo, it has five rooms where nearly 500 lacquered pieces made in various states of Mexico such as Chiapas, Guerrero, and Michoacán, as well as others from Central America and Asia, are exhibited.

Attached to it is the Franco Lázaro Gómez Museum, where various works of the important artist who created drawings, sculptures, engravings, and illustrations are exhibited.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Marimba Museum House

This museum was founded by the Nandayapa Vargas family, who have preserved the tradition of making marimbas. They offer tours of their workshop, explaining the making and history of this characteristic instrument of Chiapas. Prior appointment is required to visit.

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Chiapa de Corzo Archaeological Zone

It is one of the most important in this region of Chiapas. Currently, only a part of it has been excavated, so you can see three mounds with a pyramid structure and a staircase. More information 

 

What to Do in Chiapa de Corzo

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN CHIAPA DE CORZO

Explore Sumidero Canyon National Park

Visit the Archaeological Zone of Chiapa de Corzo

Visit the El Chorreadero Waterfalls

Take a tour of one of the most astonishing natural wonders in the country

Chiapa de Corzo is located on the banks of the Grijalva River, and this is where you can take a tour of the Sumidero Canyon, a fascinating experience. During the journey, it is common to see crocodiles, hocofaisanes, spider monkeys, ocelots, and deer amidst a tropical flora with orchids and bromeliads of exotic colors. In addition to waterfalls and huge rocky walls where you can enjoy unique natural landscapes.

You can explore the Sumidero Canyon by taking a 32 km river tour or driving along the 23 km viewpoint route. In the first option, the tour starts at the Chiapa de Corzo pier, located just a few meters from the Santo Domingo Temple, and it takes approximately two hours. It is truly an unforgettable experience.  More information. 

Discover the ruins of a 16th-century temple

At the top of Cerro San Gregorio, you will find the remains of the San Sebastian Temple, which dates back to the 16th century. Its apse with a niche and the main facade still stand, giving it a nostalgic atmosphere that takes us back to colonial times.

Explore other destinations in Chiapas

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Palenque

San Juan Chamula

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