San Cristobal de las Casas, also (not very commonly) known by its Tzotzil name Jovel, is a small city in southern Mexico where indigenous and colonial Mexico still co-exist. It seems like the testament of the Spanish trying to make a stand but not really realising they were meeting with the very persistence, some say stubbornness, of the Chamula etnicity.
The Cathedral was built in 1528 as a church dedicated to the Virgin of Assumption. It faces the Cathedral plaza where events are often and street vendors chase around national and foreign tourists to make a living.


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