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Comitán

Walk through its squares and see inside each of its churches. Let the town fill you with energy, dive into its lakes, and be a witness to the legacy the Mayans left behind.

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What Makes It Magical 

The town of Comitán de Domínguez, with its viceregal contours, rises up in the middle of a flat landscape. As you wander through its streets, you will discover a profoundly calm city filled with kind people with whom you can experience traditional flavors, as well as stories about their colorful neighborhood churches. One day is enough to immerse yourself in its cultural atmosphere, its Mayan cities and the natural beauty of its surroundings.  

Why You Should Go 

Its Churches and Squares 

  • Life in town revolves around the Temple of Santo Domingo, constructed between the 16th and 17th centuries.  
  • In 1821, a mass was celebrated in the Temple of Santo Domingo that confirmed the independence of Chiapas from New Spain. 
  • To the north, in the La Pila neighborhood, you will find the Temple of San Caralampio
  • If you visit the Plaza de la Marimba, you will see the Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • On your way down south is the Temple of San José, right next to the Plaza del Arte.  
  • In front of the Parque de la Corregidora is the Temple of San Sebastián, with its baroque facade. 

At the Very Least 

Watch the sunset from the viewpoint and see the town in all its glory

Don’t Miss 

  1. Wander around the Main Square and see the Town Hall’s mural.  
  1. Try the chinculguajes (tortillas filled with beans, cilantro and chili) and the traditional liquor, comiteco. 
  1. Visit the Parador Santa María Hotel to see their collection of sacred art inside the old chapel. 
  1. Go to the viewpoint at sunset to see the town in all its glory