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Address: Vicente Guerrero 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to...
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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Great Intro to the Lacandon Culture

This was a pleasant way to pass a couple hours. At first it was a bit confusing as to which way to go, or what exactly to do while there. But, as we wandered through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Merida, Mexico
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Merida, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant way to pass a couple hours. At first it was a bit confusing as to which way to go, or what exactly to do while there. But, as we wandered through the exhibits and the expansive gardens beyond, it was actually very nice to be left unmolested, and to just wander as we liked. It felt... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Be sure to watch the video at the beginning so you understand what you are seeing and why it is special

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The amazing foreigners taking passionate care of the "Selva Lacandona" make me as a Mexican a little upset that they take better care of this than I and many other Mexicans. The museum is huge and beautiful with pictures, artifacts and videos explaining everything, the inner yard in the museum is beautiful and has a garden where you can take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A gorgeous building and equally inspiring story behind it. However, this scores 4 not 5 as the exhibits are a bit tired , worn and faded. You are left to wander which is nice. Its atmospheric no doubt but I cant help thinking a lot more could be done to bring more visitors in and to retain them, once they... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Franz and Gertrude Blom studied and lived with the Mayan Lagondon people near San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas for many years. Franz's archeological work and Gertrude's photographs of their work are extraordinary and famous. The Na Bolom Cultural Center, in San Cristobol was their home for many years, where they worked and hosted guests. Na Bolom retains the charm... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A museum dedicated to Franz and Gertrude Blom who were able to photograph and study the Lacandon tribe living in the rain forest.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very interesting and informative museum. A must see in this city. They also serve delicious hot chocolate.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great film and exhibits about the Lacuna. Set within beautiful courtyard gardens. I didn't, but you can stay here

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Graham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Gertrude Duby Blom became an extraordinary photographer and many of her black and white images are framed and hung around the old adobe property. She captured indigenous Maya life in and around San Cristobal and Chiapas starting in the 1950's. For me, this is the best part of the cultural center. A new English language video introduction is excellent and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Important archeology in the history rooms, and ongoing work with the indigenous population of Lacondon peoples, 800 only remain

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