Tuxtla Gutierrez - Chiapas Mexico

Tuxtla Gutierrez is located in the State of Chiapas , 1,081 km southeast of Mexico City via federtuxtla gutierrez, chiapas, mexico / regional museum / Photo by Victor H. Mirelesal highway 190. It is the capital of the State.

Among its main attractions are:

  • The Plaza Civica (the Main Square)

  • The San Marcos Cathedral building in the middle of the XVI century, and throughout the centuries it has suffered several reconstructions, and even then it is a sample of Colonial architecture of Chiapas. The tower houses a rail with 48 bells, which accompany the figures of the Apostles that march on a pedestal every hour. It is a traditional show.

  • The Madero Park which houses:

    • the Regional Museum of the State with two permanent exhibitions one of Mayan archaeological pieces and

    • other ones regarding the history of the State through ethnographic collections

  • The Botanical Garden which has a great variety of flora from different regions of the State

  • A Theater

  • The Centro de Convivencia Infantil (Center for Children) with a pool, games for children, etc.

  • The Natural History Museum which exhibition of woods is unique in the Country

  • Another interesting place you can visit is the "Miguel Alvarez del Toro" Zoo, which is one of the best ones in Latin America, inhabited by:

    • jaguars

    • eagles

    • serpents

    • birds among other beautiful animals. The visitor can find here a bookstore, a snack bar, areas for pic-nics and a parking area

The Tuxtla Gutierrez local artisans make beautiful handicrafts such as:

  • bracelets

  • earrings

  • chains

  • costume dresses

  • wood pieces

  • wickerworks, etc.

that you can purchase at Ischanal Market

Regarding regional cuisine, you can enjoy delicious dishes such as:

  • tamales de jacuanae

  • chipilin

  • arroz

  • zoque

  • chispola

  • you can also savor traditional beverages such as:

    • water of chia

    • jamaica

    • cacao

Places to visit in Chiapas State

Bonampak Archaeological zone La Encrucijada
Caņon del Sumidero Montebello Lagoons
Cascada de Agua Azul Palenque Archaeological zone
Comitan Paredon
Chiapa de Corzo San Cristobal de las Casas
Chincultik Archaeological zone  San Juan Chamula
El Aguacero Tapachula
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve Tonina Archaeological zone
Izapa Archaeological zone Tuxtla Gutierrez  j Capital City
The Chamula Towns
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