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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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Address: Vicente Guerrero 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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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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This is an exceptional place, You will learn how the archeologist Fran's Blok and his wife Gertri , worked to preserve the culture of the local Lacandona communities. A place like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Benjamin O
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an exceptional place, You will learn how the archeologist Fran's Blok and his wife Gertri , worked to preserve the culture of the local Lacandona communities. A place like few in the world

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Na Bolom is both a museum and a hotel as well as a non profit organisation founded by the danish archaeologist Frans Blom and the swiss photographer and conservationist Trudy Duby. We really appreciated the collections of the founders, objects, documentation and photographs of prehispanic, ethnographic and artistic origin. The building which dates from 1891, originally festinated to be a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The movie to start you off tells the very interesting story of a 2 Europeans who came separately to the area at the turn of the last century and fell in love with the native people and each other! They dedicated their lives to promoting better understanding of the people and the environment. The museum has a great collection of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you can, read up a bit about the place and the Lacandon Maya and Frans and Trudi Blom before you go. What they tried to do and how the place is still helping.

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This was a wonderful surprise to find here in San Cristobal. Seeing the work of the Bloms and their in deapth research into the traditional people's was inspiring. Be sure to watch the movie which tells the whole story in English (if you choose English)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I found this place very interesting and touching - it just had a great "feeling" to it. Great introductory video presented in either English or Spanish, photos and artefacts to view. I left being very impressed by the work and efforts of Trudy and Frans Blom - a great tribute to them.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with English videos to help you understand. Great way to spend a couple of hours at minimal expense. Beautiful setting and outdoor museum to enjoy for all ages.

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Puebla México
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The library is super beautiful, the hotel itself is gorgeous. The breakfast tasted good but disappointing that they use Tortillas maseca full of transgenic corn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Nice architecture, very meaningful work of the founder of Na Bolom to help the indigenous people in Chiapas. After this tour, we were asking ourselves what have we done to help the society besides some small donations...

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I just completed the guided English tour that starts at 4:00PM, costs $50 Pesos, and lasts approximately 100 minutes. A minimum of two people are required for the English tour because they need to call in the English speaking guide. I believe you can also do an unguided tour at any time and it is free/voluntary donation. This is not... More 

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