From its inception, the city evolved rapidly as one of the most progressive and important centers of commerce in the country, due primarily to its proximity to the border with Colombia.
Places to visit include Plaza de los Mangos, in Barrio Obrero – a popular youth hangout close to San Cristobal’s city centre.
It is a square home to music shops, nightclubs, restaurants, etc.
On a small off-shoot road on the Plaza’s north-eastern corner a small Virgin Mary figure is housed under an old tree branch once used for public hangings.
You should also pay a visit to the enchanting colonial town of San Pedro del Río and Peribeca.
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