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Tourism in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ

It is the capital city of the State of Chiapas. Its climate is hot and semi-humid. Tuxtla Gutiérrez is a modern city where culture and traditions of Chiapas blend together. The streets in Tuxtla contain a combination of past and present. It is a beautiful city surrounded by lush vegetation. In downtown there is the Central Park and the beautiful Marimba Park. During the evenings you can stroll around this park and enjoy the marimba music played at the gazebo. There are many natural wonders nearby Tuxtla and the city offers very good touristic infrastructure, but most of all, the city offers the warm and kindness of the people.

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Tourist Attractions in TUXTLA GUTIERREZ

Callejón del Sacrificio (The Sacrifice Alley)

Located behind the cathedral with nice sidewalk cafes.

Teatro de la Ciudad (City Theater)

The city’s principal theatre, one of the best examples of contemporary architecture in the city.

Centro Cultural Jaime Sabines (Jaime Sabines Cultural Center)

This is a large complex and gathers different art and culture expressions. The bronze sculpture of the poet Jaime Sabines, is at the entrance inviting the public to visit the facility.

This is a work by the sculptor Luis Aguilar, it has a contemporary design inspired by a poem from Sabines “My body is made of air and words”. Inside, there are magnificent murals by five leading artists of Chiapas, all of them describe different aspects of this State: “The epic, magical and mythical culture of Chiapas” by Manuel Suasnávar; ‘The Encounter” by Gabriel Gallegos; “Meditation about our origins” by Rodolfo Disner; “Cultural movement of indigenous peoples of Chiapas” by Juan Gallo; and “Every step I take is a string of Ages” by Luis Alaminos.

Centro Cultural Jaime Sabines
Centro Cultural Jaime Sabines

The magnificent gallery presents exhibits from renowned plastic artists. The General Auditorium, for 184 persons, offers film festivals, lectures and concerts. The Children Auditorium presents children’s plays and different artistic circuits. The Agora is for outdoor shows. The Public Central Library of the State, also part of the complex, provides historical and bibliographic information, seminars, and has an exhibit of historic documents. The cultural center also has a library and a cafeteria where you can taste delicious organic coffee.

Museo de Ciencia y Tecnología de Chiapas (Museum of Science and Technology)

It is an interactive museum with three halls: Earth and Universe, Life and Humans, and Communications and Tools, with topics such as robotics, biotechnology and nanotechnology. It also has a temporary exhibition hall and a playroom. Opening hours. Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 to 17:00 hrs.

Museo de Paleontología Eliseo Palacios (Museum of Paleontology)

It contains exhibits of over 200 fossils, with range in age from 300 million to 10,000 years old. In the main hall there is a spectacular Megatherium, an extinct mammal. There is also a display dedicated to the amber of the state with pieces containing insects. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 hrs. Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00 hrs.

Catedral de San Marcos (Saint Mark’s Cathedral)
San Marcos Cathedral
San Marcos Cathedral

The church was built in the second half of the 16th century, and it has had significant changes along the years. Today, the structure’s current appearance, mostly in plain white, is a result of its last remodeling done in 2009. The German manufacture cathedral’s clock tower with 48 bells tinkles out a tune on the hour to accompany a merry-go-round of apostles’ images that emerges from its upper levels.

The interior is Neoclassical. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 20:00 and 21:00 hrs. a multimedia show is projected on the facade of the cathedral. In holiday season is projected every day in those same hours, except on Sunday (only at 21:00 hrs.). The show lasts 10 minutes and is a brief tour of colors and traditions of Chiapas.

Museo del Café (Museum of Coffee)

Located in a colonial style building, the museum exhibit shows the origin of the coffee, the growing process and the production. The museum comes with a guided tour and a coffee tasting afterwards. Even if you don’t love coffee, you can get a lot out of the experience. Opening hours Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 20:00 hrs. Saturday: 10:00 to 15:00 hrs.

Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia (Regional Museum of Anthropology and History)

It has two permanent exhibition halls: the first dedicated to the Pre-Hispanic towns of Chiapas, and the second dedicated to the history, art and ethnography of the 15th century with an important collection of colonial art. A third hall is devoted to temporary exhibitions. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00 hours.

Jardín Botánico Faustino Miranda (Botanical Garden)
Jardín Botánico Dr. Faustino Miranda
Jardín Botánico Dr. Faustino Miranda

Occupies 4.4 hectares along the Sabinal River. This place exhibits native species of the central region of the state, with special emphasis on the endemic species in the list of endangered and threatened. It has more than 900 species, of which, about 850 are endemic of Chiapas. Across the garden is the botanical museum. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 to 16:00 hrs. Faustino Miranda Botanical Museum – The museum displays a large exhibition of the various wood trees of the state, including fossil woods. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 15:00 hrs. Saturday: 9:00 to 13:00 hrs.

Centro de Convenciones y Polyforum Chiapas (Polyforum and Convention Center)

It is the modern complex of contemporary buildings housing diverse venues for cultural events, conferences, conventions, exhibitions and concerts.

Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro (Zoo)

Located inside a natural reserve zone known as El Zapotal. It covers 109 hectares (240 acres) of semi-humid forest. The tour takes place on roads where there are only species of the regional fauna. The zoo exhibits more than 220 species in an ambiance similar to their natural habitat. This zoo is considered one of the best in the world. There are night tours that will give you a totally different experience. There is also the Crocodile Museum, unique in its kind, where the evolution and importance of these ancient animals is explained. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 to 16:30 hrs.

Parque Bicentenario de Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Garden Park)

It has a spectacular flagpole 25 meters high. It was built in 1942 with pre-Hispanic details. There are two female figures shaking hands, recalling the 1824 agreement between the Federation of Chiapas and the Republic of Mexico. It has a playground and an area for public events.

Instituto Casa Chiapas
Instituto Casa Chiapas
Instituto Casa Chiapas

Chiapas local crafts are sold here with The Chiapas Mexico Original distinctive brand, that pretends to raise the competition of products and services from Chiapas, to be ported not only with an sign of origin but also to ensure the highest quality of the products under that brand. There is also an ethnographic museum, which shows scenes representing the lifestyles of the various indigenous groups of Chiapas. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00 to 20:00 hours. Sunday: 9:00 to 14:00 hours.

Calzada de las Étnias (Walkway of the ethnic groups)

This modern walkway leads to important public spaces of the city. There are 6 sculptures representing the indigenous cultures of Chiapas.

Museo de la Marimba (Museum)

It features a recreational room, a music library and an Audio Visual room where you can hear many famous pieces using the marimba. There is also an electronic keyboard of a giant marimba on the floor, where the public can play different songs, guided by the musical notes displayed on a monitor.

There is also a room dedicated to Zeferino Nandayapa, which talks about the life and works of this virtuous marimba player, recognized as the leading exponent of this instrument in the country. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 21:00 hrs.

Parque Jardín de La Marimba (Marimba Garden Park)
Parque Jardín de La Marimba
Parque Jardín de La Marimba

At the central kiosk every night there are serenades with marimba bands, which often attracts older couples that come to dance. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful folk and cultural sites in the city. The band plays Monday to Friday 18:00 to 21:00 hrs. and during the weekend 18:00 to 22:00 hrs.

Parques Salomón González Blanco, best known as Joyyo Mayu y Caña Hueca (Parks)

Beautiful green areas for fun, relax, and for outdoor activities.

Christ of Chiapas

Monumental statue that stands atop of the Mactumaczá hill. With a height of 62 meters (203 ft.) this monument exceeds the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which measures 30 meters (98 ft.). The statue is made of stainless steel, and it has a dramatic lighting effect with color-changing effects. The monument can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.

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