We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Na Bolom Cultural Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Phone Number:
01-967-678-1418
Today
07:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 364 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Extraordinary collection of work

If you are heading to the Lacandona reserve or just returning, this is a must visit. This collection of work from archeologist, Frans Blom, and his wife, Trudy Blom, an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Xhico S
Add Photo Write a Review

364 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 204: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are heading to the Lacandona reserve or just returning, this is a must visit. This collection of work from archeologist, Frans Blom, and his wife, Trudy Blom, an anthropologist and photographer offers great, early insight into the culture of the Lacandona people. The space itself is beautiful with a garden in the back. Na-Bolom is also a hotel... More 

Helpful?
Thank Xhico S
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
247 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this atmospheric museum twice now which offers an audiovisual (in Spanish) and fascinating displays of expedition and personal artifacts with explanations in English of the lives of Frans Blom and his wife Gertrube Duby-Blom in their original house. Directly across the road is a leafy cafe garden where you will find the ticket office.

Helpful?
Thank ruth w
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

unfortunately a very interesting museum but left in abandon. The lights are feeble the rooms dirty and the staff not very helpful

Helpful?
Thank Guy P
Emmelshausen, Germany
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked the house because of it's impressive size. Unfortunately, the information given about the lives of the couple was very scarce. I expected more information and ended up asking the guy working at the reception many questions to fill my knowledge gaps. The entrance price is very low and reasonable though...

Helpful?
1 Thank oskar-from-new-york
Watauga
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

Helpful?
1 Thank JoeBetsill
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank cindy c
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Deirdre G
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank rudypadilla
Retford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank Rinny_McPhee
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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.

Helpful?
Thank LaureBxl739

Travellers who viewed Na Bolom Cultural Centre also viewed

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 

Been to Na Bolom Cultural Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Na Bolom Cultural Centre and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Tallahassee, Florida
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Na Bolom Cultural Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?