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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A must ..”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

A must for any visit to San Cristobal. Informative about the Lacandon Maya and an excellent introduction prior to visiting Palenque, Yaxchillan and Bonompak. Easy to spend an hour or so wandering the buildings and gardens as well a s the exhibition. Information panels in spanish and english. Be sure to ask the staff to switch on the introductory video, about 10 mins long.

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver
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“Na Bolom - A Sancuary of history.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was a 40 Peso a person visit. The place is a preserved house of a couple who dedicated their lives to studying the local indigenous people of a nearby preserve. The visit was very well the worth the fee and time. The place is an old Hacienda, beautifully preserved and every room presents a fantastic collection of artifacts and history of the area. The place is also a treasure chest of books and documents in the library of the Hacienda. We took a ton of beautiful pictures, and strolled there for well over an hour. This is a must for anyone traveling to San Cristobal.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto
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“Inspiring and Peaceful”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This historic property is both a lovely hotel and peaceful gardens. It is the property of a deceased couple who spent their lives defending the Lacandon Indians. It is a place of study, reflection and beauty. It is an active cultural centre and a short walk from the heart of the city. It is well worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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Hartford, CT
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“Return to Na Bolom after 34 years”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

We returned to Na Bolom where we spent our honeymoon 34 years ago. Although we stayed only one night we enjoyed it very much particularly the afternoon main meal where we had an extended conversation with three very interesting people, one of whom, Maria Luisa, is the president of the board of Na Bolom. The other two individuals are very involved with social issues in the Chiapas area. We were able to join a group of students who were on a semester abroad program in Latin America (their professor was one of the guests at lunch) for their class that evening and a film about the Zapatistas. Na Bolom is a very special place for those who want more than just a place to sleep and who are interested learning more about Na Bolom and their concerns for the disadvantaged indigenous peoples of Chiapas. Rooms are simple but perfectly adequate. In addition to a fireplace we had a plug-in electric heater for heat. We stayed in a building in the garden which is separate from the main house. Although Na Bolom is a bit more expensive that our usual accommodations when traveling, we were able to get a very reasonable reduced rate as academics.

Visited February 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“A pleasant way to spend a few hours in SC”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

The building (hacienda) and grounds (gardens) were great. It was a pleasant couple of hours. The exhibits (museum part) were okay, but the high point was just being able to walk around and enjoy the buildings and grounds. Well worth the small admission fee.

Visited January 2014
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