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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

Vicente Guerrero 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries
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... more » 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. « less
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California
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

San Cristobal is a very pretty town with plenty to see everywhere I went, so it was no hardship to walk here from my hotel near the center. The house itself is very pretty with lovely gardens. Lots and lots of photos!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

For any anthropologist or visitor interested in the area. It has a lovely garden where you can chill for hours

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world
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A museum which is actually the house lived in by archaeologist and explorer Frans Blom and his journalist/photographer wife Gertrude. If there was nothing else to see here then the beautiful house alone would be worth a look. However there IS plenty to see - an eclectic mix which chronicles the adventurous life of these two interesting characters. Most fascinating... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you dont visit this museum you will never get to know the real story of chiapas, the translation of the name is the House of the Jaguar" - La casa de el Jaguar. The story behind the real lacandones and the real explorers like Gertrude are just awesome

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Milan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's amazing to visit this place and all the things that are in it thinking to the two owners and founders who devoted their lives to preserve indigenous. The place is still full with their passion, dedication and commitment.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

peaceful and historical archeological museum and posada. I loved the character, the decoration and real life all mixed together.

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Tampa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful hacienda with gorgeous gardens. Very interesting and worthwhile Cultural Association with an incredible history. Exhibits were interesting and the library is fantastic.

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Leon, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Located in an old hacienda, the museum has lots of little trinkets that had very little interest for me. I did enjoy walking through the hacienda which had only basic restoration. It is quite a walk from the historical center.

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Hong Kong, China
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We came to learn more about the local indigineous people before visiting some of the surrounding towns but found that the museum was more about the couple who lived in the home. There was an interesting mixture of photos, video and memrobilia. The information on the local people seemed to focus on one tribe and seemed hypocritical in suggesting they... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A beautiful place with a great story. The exhibits are interesting, Gerttrude's photos fascinating, and the facility is charming. Was also lucky enough to catch a concert by artist in residence, pianist Richard Pierce Milner. Enjoyed the music and his stories.

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