Postcard from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: An Intimate Colonial City

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?

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4 thoughts on “Postcard from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: An Intimate Colonial City”

    1. 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…

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