The Many Doors of San Cristobal de las Casas

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that I am a door fanatic. My love of doors borders close to obsession and when I am in new cities I can literally get stopped in my tracks my new doors. There are lots of things that catch my eye, the layers of colours, the brickwork around it, the peeling wood, the list goes on. I am not such a fan of new doors, or well-kept doors, the joy for me is in the multiple stories that shout out from each layer of paint or each exposed brick. So here for your viewing pleasure are just a few of the many amazing doors of San Cristobal de las Casas. Which is your favourite?




















Photo Credit: Nikhol Esteras Photography
Susannah Rigg is a freelance writer and Mexico specialist. Her work has been featured in BBC Travel, CNN Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR and The Independent among others . Check out her portfolio here. Contact Susannah by email, info [at] mexicoretold [dot] com and join her onย Instagramย and Twitter.

16 thoughts on “The Many Doors of San Cristobal de las Casas

  1. I like the Turqouise one and the one with Turqouise wall and brown door When I was in Nova Scotia they had a booth on the boardwalk in Halifax with lots of pictures of Doorways they fascinate me to life is a series of doors !

    • You are so right. I think that is why I love them so much. Life is a series of doors some open, some closed some we have to bash down! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for your lovely comment.

  2. 23-B has the most mystery for me. It has the most ‘rabbit hole’ appeal so I’m going through there! These doors were some of the most enticing parts of the city when I visited. When I occasionally did get to go through them, the other side was even better than I had imagined. Thank you for always bringing out the best of Mexico and bringing back some of my fondest memories.

    • Ahhh Daniel, thanks for such a lovely comment. You are so right that there is also a joy of finding out what is on the other side of the door. You can often never tell in Mexico! Glad it brought back fond memories for you!

  3. such a wonderful gallery of old doors and I like them all, some a bit more than the others like no 2+4+7. I feel exactly the same joy like you to find old doors and have photographed several hundreds of them in Greece, that you can find in my blog under “old doors – Kefalonia/Greece”. Hope you take a look.

  4. I have many of the same shots. After 2+ years living in San Cristobal I’ve accumulated so many images of colorful doors, windows and walls. #cantstopwontstop ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that you’re enjoying my town!

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