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Chiapa de Corzo

In addition to its ancient traditions such as the “Fiesta de los Parachicos”, Chiapa de Corzo has a Historical Center full of architectural treasures. For instance, la “Fuente Mudéjar”, also known as “La Pila”, distinguished from any other by the red color of the bricks with which it was built, is one of the most popular.

It was designed by the Portuguese Friar Rodrigo De Leon in 1562. It’s one of the few examples of Mudejar architecture in America so don't miss the opportunity to get to know it and take a picture.

Stroll through Chiapa de Corzo main square where you will meet one of its oldest inhabitants: the “ceiba” or “pochota”, a sacred tree related to the origins of the city. Don’t forget visiting the portals surrounding the main square—you will find the perfect craft to take home.

The presence of the Dominican monks is evident in the remains of the church and the former Exconvento de Santo Domingo, which now houses the “Museo de la Laca” (Museum of lacquer).

If you want to take a panoramic view of the city you should visit the Iglesia de San Gregorio (St. Gregory Church), located in one of the city's highest points. In front of this you will see the ruins of the Iglesia de San Sebastián (St. Sebastian Church) that was used as a fort named “Fuerte Independencia” in 1863.

In addition to its ancient traditions such as the “Fiesta de los Parachicos”, Chiapa de Corzo has a Historical Center full of architectural treasures. For instance, la “Fuente Mudéjar”, also known as “La Pila”, distinguished from any other by the red color of the bricks with which it was built, is one of the most popular.

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It was designed by the Portuguese Friar Rodrigo De Leon in 1562. It’s one of the few examples of Mudejar architecture in America so don't miss the opportunity to get to know it and take a picture.

Stroll through Chiapa de Corzo main square where you will meet one of its oldest inhabitants: the “ceiba” or “pochota”, a sacred tree related to the origins of the city. Don’t forget visiting the portals surrounding the main square—you will find the perfect craft to take home.

The presence of the Dominican monks is evident in the remains of the church and the former Exconvento de Santo Domingo, which now houses the “Museo de la Laca” (Museum of lacquer).

If you want to take a panoramic view of the city you should visit the Iglesia de San Gregorio (St. Gregory Church), located in one of the city's highest points. In front of this you will see the ruins of the Iglesia de San Sebastián (St. Sebastian Church) that was used as a fort named “Fuerte Independencia” in 1863.

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