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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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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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Fantastic place

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

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We came here around lunch time and got the information that an English tour would be offered at 4.30pm. We returned in the afternoon and our guide Pepe did a fantastic job filling the place with life. Without the tour, we probably wouldn't have benefitted as much from our visit - so definitely try to see if you can come... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I enjoyed visiting Na Bolom and seeing the house where so much history has taken place. The house belonged to archaeologist Frans Blom and his wife, Gertrude Duby Blom who did a lot of work with the Lacandon Maya. The house is filled with photographs and Mayan artifacts. The displays could use some TLC. The most impressive room is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

the founders, both impressive and great persons, turned a former hacienda into a really interesting museum, where interested visitors can learn more about the indigenous community of the lacandones.We started out with nd informative but also moving documentary about the life of Hans Blom (arqueologist) and Gertrude Duby-Blom (journalist & fotographer) and their devotion to the lacandon people. Then we... More 

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fascinating cultural history of the area and the lives of two intriguing characters and their archaeological investigations in San Cristobal.

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Tulancingo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is a great project with strong historical context, go find out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Therooms are very clean and the cafe is also good.

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Vail, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The work of the Blums was outstanding, however one only sees a smidgeon of it.. Some dusty pictures, some artifacts and a bit of information. Where the extensive research on the Lacandones ended I don't know. Maybe worth to visit just to keep the place open.

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