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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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Milan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
68 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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