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Arco del Carmen

  • Av. Hidalgo at Calle Hermanos Domínguez Map It
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas
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Published 08/09/2016

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San Cristóbal's first "skyscraper," this elegant tower was constructed in 1597 in the Mudéjar (Moorish) style that was popular at the time in Spain. Note the graceful way the three-story-high arch is reflected in the smaller windows on the second and third levels. The tower, which once stood alone, is now connected to the Templo del Carmen.

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Av. Hidalgo at Calle Hermanos Domínguez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 29200, Mexico

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Published 08/09/2016


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