The topics tend to crack over Mexico in the state of Chiapas: mariachis or cactus or receive visitors, but forests, high mountains, tumultuous rivers, valleys of emerald green and a wide range of indigenous cultures that have made their voices heard beyond of the jungle.
The state of Chiapas has an area of 73,724 square kilometers (something like half a turn and Switzerland) and bounded on the north by the state of Tabasco, on the east by Guatemala, on the south by the Pacific Ocean and west by the states Oaxaca and Veracruz. The topography is characterized by coastal plains, mountain ranges north Lacandona Casualties of Petén, Highlands and Depression Central Chip. The topography of southern escarpment is tall and he already owns the Tacana volcano.
Chiapas is one of the most beautiful cities throughout Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas, a jewel of Spanish colonial architecture in which rages a living community and strongly rooted in the earth. Zoques, Chol, Tojolabal, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and mames Lacandons make it an exciting and dynamic ethnic mosaic that makes a significant social and cultural elapse of the state. Here indigenous peoples always resisted the Spanish forces, to choose suicide rather than surrender, as was the infamous episode in the battle of Tepechtía.
That disobedience to the domain, did not prevent the settlement of the Spaniards, who brought an architecture today become one of the identity and attractiveness of the region. Among the most notable highlights the Cathedral, a Baroque sober and suggests that the trends that would be imposed in the eighteenth century and which found its highest development in neighboring Guatemala.
It is also a beautiful temple and the former convent of Santo Domingo, which dates back to the sixteenth century and presents a spectacular façade to the printing movement of an army columns. Its interior boasts a very good bill altarpieces and a beautiful carved pulpit.
The list is endless, monumental buildings (the convent of San Francisco, San Cristóbal temple, Temple of San Antonio, Casa de Diego Mazariegos, plateresque style …) and requires an unhurried and leisurely stroll, dedicated to the taste great legacy of the city.
Do not forget to stop by the town of San Juan Chamula, where its simple white temple testifies to the syncretism of the area. It is also must to visit the village of grass, with its temples of San Cristobal and San Sebastian.
If you are the beautiful cities (San Cristobal also could include Chiapa de Corzo and committees), the nature of Chiapas is not less. Among the jewels in the crown of Chiapas is the Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo, 119,000 hectares of rain forest, mountain, forest and evergreen cloud forest in which there is also room for coffee and vegetables made in the techniques of agriculture Eco. This is a paradise of biodiversity that has not yet been able to make a complete catalog of botanical and faunal species that inhabit it, but studies so far about 977 species of plants (only in the region of Cerro Ovando) 63 species of reptiles, 22 amphibians, 392 birds and 112 mammals. Among the star of the Reserve are the jaguar, the quetzal (considered the most beautiful bird of America) and tree ferns.
One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Chiapas Agua Azul River Tulijá, midway between San Cristobal and Palenque. This site is particularly impressive waterfall Misol-ha ( “water bar” in language chol).
Also leave the most experienced traveler amazed Canyon Canyon Sink and La Venta, two gigantic gorges carved by the force of the water and offer some of the more unusual perspectives of Mexico.