San Cristóbal de las Casas (meaning The Houses of Saint Christopher) was established in 1528 as a Spanish Military fort and is located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas (southern part of the country). The town is mostly made up of mountainous terrain, but the city sits in a small valley surrounded by hills. The city, especially the historic center, has maintained its Spanish colonial layout, with narrow cobblestone streets, roofs covered in red clay tile and wrought iron balconies with flowers. The facades of the buildings vary from Baroque to Neoclassical and Moorish, painted in various colors. Milk delivery from local dairy farms still use canisters on donkeys, and farmers typically still use horses and donkeys for hauling wood and farmed goods within their own properties.
From the moment we stepped out of the car in this charming mountain town we fell in love with it. Our hotel even had a mountain cabin mixed with Mexican adobe feel to it. We enjoyed just walking around the city center taking in the architecture and atmosphere, but there are some sights that were above the rest. Check out the video below to see our favorite parts of San Cristóbal de las Casas!
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