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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is shocking to see how this place has deteriorated in 13 years. It is an okay place to visit, watch the Franz and Trudy video and visit the library.

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Knowlton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stayed at the then hotel and enjoyed dinners with Trudy and her guests for a week back in the late 80's. What an adventure. It took 13 hours to get there by bus on tiny roads which climbed tiny muddy roads. I sat beside the only other non-native, a woman from SF who was so nervous about the drive,... More 

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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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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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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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