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Catedral de San Marcos

  • Av. Central at Calle Central Map It
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/09/2016

Fodor's Review

The gleaming white St. Mark's Cathedral sits across from the sprawling Parque Central, which is really more plaza than park. The modern structure shows some colonial touches. The tower has 98 bells that ring every hour as mechanical figures resembling the apostles appear halfway up the tower. Inside, you’ll hear services in Tzotzil and Tzeltal, Chiapas’s primary indigenous languages, as well as Spanish. The Vatican approved official mass translations for both languages in 2013, and Catholic churches throughout Chiapas use them. The building is open daily 8–2 and 4:30–8. A sound-and-light show is presented Thursday through Sunday evenings at 8, with brightly colored Chiapas-themed images projected onto the cathedral's white facade.

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Av. Central at Calle Central, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, 29000, Mexico

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Published 08/09/2016


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