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Zoque Ethnic Museum | Chiapas Mx

Zoque culture was developed in Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, they are very close to the Mixe culture and Popolucas. In Chiapas this ethnic group develops in the north of the state and one of the places where they live is the Copoya ejido.

Zoques are thought to have descended from the Olmec culture when they migrated to Chiapas and Oaxaca, during pre-Hispanic times they inhabited a large part of Chiapas, extending to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca and Tabasco. They made alliances and tributes to the triple alliance in which the Mexicas were. The Spanish conquest of Zoque territory began in 1523.


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How to get

How to get there by public transport:

From the city Tuxtla Gutiérrez takes a combi (collective transport in the street 2 Poniente between 7 and 8 South Poniente, another option is in the street 8 south between central street and 1 west Cost $ 6.00

These transports will take you to Copoya located 860 meters above sea level in the upper plain of a hill.

 

How to get there by car:

Drive from any part of the city in the direction of the south road, once you are on it you must turn on the road to Suchiapa, the road will be uphill and you will travel approximately 6 kilometers until you reach Copoya.

The museum is located on the east central street, between north central street and north east first.

Activities

Acces

Price: $10.00 mxn

Schedule: Tuesday - Sunday 10: 00-18: 00h

Note:

Children and seniors free. Phone: 019616007146

About of

Destination / attraction
Museum of the Zoque ethnic group
Country
Mexico
State
Chiapas
Municipality
Tuxtla Gutierrez
Location
Copoya

 

Description
Zoque culture was developed in Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, they are very close to the Mixe culture and Popolucas.
In Chiapas this ethnic group develops in the north of the state and one of the places where they live is the Copoya ejido.

 

History
Zoques are thought to have descended from the Olmec culture when they migrated to Chiapas and Oaxaca. During the pre-Hispanic era, they inhabited a large part of Chiapas, extending to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca and Tabasco.

They made alliances and tributes to the triple alliance in which the Mexicas were. The Spanish conquest of Zoque territory began in 1523.

Prices for tickets, activities and transportation may vary over time.

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