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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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A very well preserved old hacienda and museum. Make sure to visit the gardens behind the house. All very atmospheric and definitely one of the best attractions in town. Do watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Manhattan, KS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is a nice old hacienda, the place is well preserved it is beautiful,you have to buy your tickets across the street, nevertheless, there is not much to see in the museum...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very well preserved old hacienda and museum. Make sure to visit the gardens behind the house. All very atmospheric and definitely one of the best attractions in town. Do watch the movie at the beginning of your visit, as it gives all the necessary information about the place and the activities of its owners, both fascinating people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a curious place. A kind of shrine to a Danish archeologist and his wife who fell in love with Mayan culture, mapped it, collected it, and left it behind for all the visit. If you are interested in the Maya by all meaks spend an hour or so of your time there. Admission free or very cheap.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Definitely visit this place if you have time. Very Interesting, but not as wonderful as I had expected...I had heard so much about it and set my expectations really high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

before going, I would advise reading the book: chasing mayan dreams, adventure in the mexican rainforest, which explains how Franz and Gertrude bloem started their work with the lacandon indians. Amazing pictures :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We loved this place. So pretty. Awesome art collection and many interesting artifacts. Such love. See for yourself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We had the good fortune to encounter a guide, who walked us through the collection and explained many of the artifacts. The video is interesting, but overall the place is more the story of the couple than the people that live in the area they explored.

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a pleasant way to pass a couple hours. At first it was a bit confusing as to which way to go, or what exactly to do while there. But, as we wandered through the exhibits and the expansive gardens beyond, it was actually very nice to be left unmolested, and to just wander as we liked. It felt... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Be sure to watch the video at the beginning so you understand what you are seeing and why it is special

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The amazing foreigners taking passionate care of the "Selva Lacandona" make me as a Mexican a little upset that they take better care of this than I and many other Mexicans. The museum is huge and beautiful with pictures, artifacts and videos explaining everything, the inner yard in the museum is beautiful and has a garden where you can take... More 

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Address: Vicente Guerrero 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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