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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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Address: Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Phone Number: 01-967-678-1418
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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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good cultural experience

this small museum houses an interesting collection of items helping understand Chiapas' native culture. the courtyard and gardens are also lovely and worth a stroll.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
cindy c
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Watauga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They had some interesting photos and artifacts but the presentation and lighting was not too good. Could use an upgrade.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this small museum houses an interesting collection of items helping understand Chiapas' native culture. the courtyard and gardens are also lovely and worth a stroll.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection at Na Bolom is fascinating. The photos of the Maya, taken many years ago, were especially profound to me. These photos gave me a glimpse into a world and people that I know so little about. As a nature lover, the garden at the back was wonderful. It has been planted with indigenous flora from different parts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Preservation of history by two Europeans in a home/museum that holds indigenous history and artifacts. Learn the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of the region. Rich photography, literature (library), artwork, imagery, and acts of preservation by people that cared.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a fab place to visit with a lot to see and housed in a beautiful building. There is also a café across the road, which is where you buy your tickets. As with most museums here, the exhibitions are mainly in Spanish but if you don't speak Spanish, you will still enjoy the articles on show.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden in a beautiful old covent with a gem of a little chapel, the museum provides an emotional insight in the life of lacandones indigenous people, and the explorers who created this place. Ask to see the movie when you get at reception (ES/EN). It provides useful info to make the most of your visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Really small Museo. There isn't much many information of the pieces. Just don't touch signs. The house was nice and colorful. I wished for more information about the local culture.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I had heard from different sources about this place, so when I arrived and the place was pretty dusty and unkept it was a surprise. The story behind the place is interesting, but to the visitor not ver eye catching. There´s some cool pieces the founder recovered from the ruins he discovered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This is an essential and charming piece of local history, definitely worth a visit for the architecture, the displays, and the lovely garden.

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We had rented a house up the steep hill. We were amazed by this amazing collection of photographs and artifacts. We also got to check out the rooms for rent, and the were great. The restaurant was adequate, we booked a family meal there. The gardens are also lovely and you can't believe you are in the midst of a... More 

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