Immerse yourself in San Juan Chamula and its syncretism

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

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Get ready to connect with the mysticism of San Juan Chamula, a Tzotzil community that grew independent from the Catholic Church and performs its own rituals in a unique religious syncretism.
The atrium will welcome you to the novohispanic style temple. Begin your immersion in the community as you carry offerings, wishes, pleas and gratitude to the temple.
Feel the pine twigs that blanket the floor under your feet. You will see that there are no benches to sit on. The inhabitants pray on their knees and perform rituals that mix the sixteenth-century evangelical customs with pre-Columbian religious beliefs.
Discover that the church is decorated with candles of many different colors, sizes and significance. You will notice that the saints' images have mirrors hanging from them. According to local beliefs, they reflect the souls of the faithful.