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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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Leon, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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224 reviews 224 reviews
66 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Prince Albert
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great historical story of the Boloms. The home is amazing with natural vegetation and original home furnishings and pictures. You can view a video about its beginnings.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Especially the ceramics collection, as most contemporary work in the shops has become so commercialized... I could appreciate the roots. Beautiful photo collection as well. Great work.

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chelem mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Challenging is the way I would describe that highway to San Cristobal de las Casas today. Imagine a female writer and unexperienced would be adventurer trekking through the mountain jungle passes many years ago to an unknown and hostel land. Bringing their possessions, books and culture to a people unfamiliar with the "outside" world. How brave they must have been.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Na Bolom is first of a lovely hacienda, well maintained and pretty. The entrance is cheap. The introductory film is nice, so are the pictures and the rooms with some exibitions. It is not the Louvre but it gives a great insight on how exciting new research must have been in those ages. It is great that the building and... More

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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was definitely a highlight to the trip. Many amazing artifacts including the building itself. Small, but still an impressive collection.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I agree with Zdekal's comments; I think some of the other reviewers may have missed the importance of the work done and still being done here, even though the museum is not as commercially impressive as some of the other magnificent attractions in Mexico. Definitely ask to see the film (with English subtitles) to get a glimpse into 1950 at... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Admirable work of great respect and very nicely living culture center. It will remind you that valuable things are made by people with great effort and struggle for humanism. For me, this was main highlight of San Cristobal.

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