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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

Address: Vicente Guerrero 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to save the region's forests...
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Type: Historic Sites, Libraries, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to save the region's forests and native inhabitants, is now the headquarters of a foundation dedicated to continuing their work and also includes a museum.

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Eco-Oregonian
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've read a lot about the amazing couple who fell in love with the Lacondona people and their forest. It was a thrill to visit this "living" memorial to them and their work. It's full of personal items, artifacts they uncovered, books and manuscripts written by them and others and of course the beautiful photos Trudi took of her adopted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Two great persons did a wonderful Job to bring back to us the culture and knowledge of this great People. We enjoyed very much this "Museum" which serves also as a educational and scientifistic platform. A must to visit ... Ritva & Josef, Helsinki and Bonn

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San Carlos, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went there with a Mayan guide who was very familiar with it. Very informative. A Shaman was available so gave him a try, interesting!

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Vienna, Austria
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60 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was my favourite museum in San Cristobal! It contains a good mix of old photos and personally artifacts from its founders -- Frans Blom and Gertrude Duby-Blum. There are also good quality displays about the different local ethnic groups with some explanations iin English. I would highly recommend a visit!

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I loved the grounds - the courtyard, garden, and all the different rooms. The history of this place is very rich. The film and photos paint a wonderful story. It's a must to visit if you go to San Cristobal! de las Casas!

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Aromas CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Reflects a captivating story, interesting artifacts and amazing photography, not a typical museum. Very much worth the short walk from the centro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

An amazing museum/cultural/research center for the Locandon people. We received a superb guided tour in English by Pepe, who elaborated and further explained all of the museum, and had lots of historical tidbits to tell. You can even sleep here if you want!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I do recomend going there to support the cuase, is a pretty house, there is a restaurant and rooms to stay in

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Simple, elegant and very humane. I was moved by this place, both by the example of the Bloms and the struggle of the Lacandón.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A film and many objects about the beginning of the discovery of many Mayan peoples. Also a beautiful garden to walk through.

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