Iglesia Vieja

  • CATEGORY: Archeological sites


The most remarkable characteristic of Iglesia Vieja is the architecture with extraordinarily large granite blocks, some of them were over 3 meters in length and weigh up to two tons; this is the only site in Mesoamerica where it can be appreciated. This city was an important capital for the Zoque culture in the isthmus region, from the Gulf to the Pacific.


Camino a Iglesia Vieja Km. 9 , Municipio de Tonalá, Chiapas. Acceso al camino desde el Km. 64 de la Carretera Núm. 200 Tapachula -Juchitán de Zaragoza. Chiapas


From Monday to Sunday, 08:00 - 17:00 hrs.


Entrada libre.


01 (961) 612 2824 y 612 8360. Ext. 168000, 168001 y 168002 Centro INAH Chiapas


It’s located 170 km [105.5 miles] from Tuxtla Gutiérrez city, capital of the state with international airport, to go there, take the Pan-American Federal Highway 190, toward Tonalá city, driving for 2 hours. To access the site there is a partially paved 11 km [7 miles] road, which connects at km 10 of Tonalá-Arriaga Highway, after 6 km [4 miles] from Tiltepec River; or at kilometer 64 of Juchitán de Zaragoza – Tapachula, Highway 200, is the road signaling the path to Iglesia Vieja.