1528. That is the year Spaniards founded San Cristobal de las Casas on a site nestled in the mountains of Chiapas.
The vestiges of their low-slung buildings lend this colonial city a distinctive intimacy.
These snapshots, postmarked after our return, provide a glimpse of the architecture in the heart of the city that has grown to about 150,000 people.
Thick stucco walls. Wood-framed windows. Clay tile roofs. No fear of color. Whimsical details. And… wait… even a Burger King?
4 thoughts on “Postcard from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: An Intimate Colonial City”
What a pretty city! I haven’t been there yet. The photos remind me so much of Guatemala.
Susan – There certainly is not much distance, as the crow flies, between San Cristobal and the Guatemala border.
Burger King is coming to San Miguel! Out on the libremento so NO ONE can start an uproar over it!
Babs – The best part about Burger King in San Cristobal is that I stood right next to it and didn’t realize what it was. Not sure you observed it in the photo because it is housed in such a distractingly quirky – white with gobs of funky burgundy adornments – corner building…