One notable architectural feature of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico is the many beautiful churches that grace the city. Barry made it a personal goal to photograph each one of them within walking distance of our hotel. Here are the results of his efforts.
The church above had a very pretty adjoining garden:
The next church required quite a climb of switchbacked steps to reach. My quads were still sore from Palenque, so I only made it to the top once. I think Barry made the climb at least three times!
As a "Carolina girl", I'm always partial to the colors on the church below!
Moving in for a closer look -- so pretty.
This one had so much intricate work on its face:
The church below was all decorated for the celebration of the La Virgen de Guadalupe on December 12. This is the only church we went inside. When we were there, some sort of ceremony was about to begin, but Barry was able to get a few photos before it started.
A carnaval with rides and food booths lined the street leading up to the church but was never open when we walked by. I think it's a night-time thing and only temporary as part of the December 12 celebrations. I expect the flags serve double-duty as decorations for both La Virgen de Guadalupe celebrations and Christmas.
Stay tuned for San Cristobal at night!