Chiapa de Corzo's 'Spanish Crown' fountain

Chiapa de Corzo's 'Spanish Crown' fountain

Want to wash your dirty laundry in public? In the central square, orZócalo, of towns all across Mexico, locals gather to socialise, trade and play. But in the beautiful colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo, thezócalo is where people come to wash their laundry as they gossip. Home to an elegant water fountain constructed in 1562 in the Spanish-Moorish style, the square was once the main source of water for the local inhabitants. Few scrub their whites there now, but they certainly still gather to talk and trade. You’ll be able to meet and converse with adults and children of Chiapas descent as well as other resident Mexicans, and revel in the personality of Mexican small town life.        

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