There is the Cathedral, located on the main plaza, containing baroque
altars, 17th and 18th century paintings, fine wood carvings and
sculptures. Also, Santo Domingo Church, built between 1547 and 1560,
is one of the largest in Mexico. Its facade is an example of typical
Mexican Baroque. Na-Bolom (House of the Jaguar) houses an
archeological and ethnological museum and library. Founded by Danish
archeologist Frans Blom and his wife Trudi, the foundation focuses on
the Indians of Chiapas and their culture. The Indian Market is located
on the grounds of the Santo Domingo Church. Held every day, Mayan
people come in from the villages to sell textiles, pottery, jewelry,
and baskets as well as items made of leather, tin, cotton, and wool.
The daily City Market is San Cristobal's central market. Located two
blocks from the Indian market, it is the source of produce, meat,
fresh flowers, furniture, charcoal, household goods, and clothing for
much of the city's population. Some of the most interesting ruin sites
in Mexico and Central America are in Chiapas, including Palenque,
Tonina, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, Tenam Puente, and Chinkultic, among
others. Hiking options include walks through pine forests, a climb to
the Huetepec Cloud Forest, and guided or unguided tours of the city.
Bike rentals and horseback riding excursions are available.