Since its restoration two years ago, the colonial cathedral of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, in Chiapas, has witnessed extraordinary events. Following the surprise Zapatista revolt of January 1994, masked Maya rebels led by the pipe-smoking Subcomandante Marcos held dramatic public negotiations here with top Mexican officials. The Cathedral facade shown here was recently refurbished and repainted in the original colors - a spectacular sight! You can see at http://www.colonial-mexico.com/junenews.html. Read more about The Cathedral of San Cristóbal and the other colonial monuments of the city in the Chiapas guidebook, More Maya Missions linked below. Drawing by Richard Perry.

Upper facade of Santo Domingo Church, San Cristóbal

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