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“Very interesting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Na Bolom Cultural Centre

Na Bolom Cultural Centre
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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.
Vienna, Austria
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

This house museum makes justice to the work of Frans Blom and Gertrude Duby Blom the explorers and founders of Casa Na Bolom. The building itself is very beautiful. There are many interesting artifacts belonging to them both and lots of information about the first expeditions to Palenque and other Mayan sites. Very recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“An insight to Mayan and their decendents history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

I was a little rushed for time but I still was able to enjoy the museum and get a feel for early anthropolgy of Chiapas. I've been to many places in southern Mexico that have Mayan decendents, but Chiapas is the heart of the Mexican Mayan world. Imagine visiting this area 80+ years ago doing it by horse and pack animal.

Visited December 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting visit for a glimpse into Mayan culture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

This museum is stunning and very interesting. Has incredible artefacts pertaining to the zacadonan tribe. It is small but there is a lot to read. The house itself is beautiful. Take your time to truly appreciate it. I wouldn't recommend it to those who have high expectations for museum or no interest in Mayan culture.

Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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183 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Museum, Hotel and more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

I enjoyed visiting Na Bolom on a recent trip to San Cristobal. It's a good place to learn about the history of the area, see a home/museum and also relax in a beautiful setting. Its colorful walls and expansive gardens are great for photo taking too. Be sure to visit the library.

Visited November 2013
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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“A must see while you are in San Cristobal de las Casas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

You will be transported back to the lives of two fascinating way ahead of their times European explorers who settled in the area and helped the Lancandon Mayas in so many ways. Their home is a museum where you can spend hours getting a fascinating history lesson, seeing sculptures, paintings, a library you can immerse yourself in, as well as photos from their travels into the rain forest.. Gertrude Duby started recycling, she used wine bottles to line walkways along the grounds and in the entrance way. A true highlight of my visit! You can even stay overnight there which would make it even more real.

Visited December 2012
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