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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
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+52 967 678 1418
07:00 - 19:00
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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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Great way to know about the Lacandonians

This is my second time at this museum and I love visiting it, as it is tiny but full of information. Great to visit it with a guide. It even has a hotel and part of their... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time at this museum and I love visiting it, as it is tiny but full of information. Great to visit it with a guide. It even has a hotel and part of their earnings sr to support the lacandonians .

Thank minarodrigo
Los Cabos, Mexico
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed leaning about the Blom's, a european husband and wife team who explored Chiapas, learning from the indigenous peoples and photographing their culture and society. Eventually setting up a museum in their home as a permanent center. (If you happen to be staying at the Guyana Inn hotel - this is only a half block away)

Thank Rod F
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and beautiful building. Special treat was a Japanese photographer. The library was also nice to check out.

Thank kat b
Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the museum shows the life and work of the Bloms, pioneering ethnographers. It displays artefacts they collected from teh 1930s onwards, and some of their personal possessions. The building itself is a large part of the attraction, with a courtyard filled with flowering trees and indigenous women selling locally produced crafts

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Ghent, Belgium
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small quaint museum. Offers a lot of information on the lacoconan communities, nice building en courtyard. Leaves you mesmerizing about the great archeological discoveries in the first half of the 20th century

Thank Yannick W
Mexico City, Mexico
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

The best things about Na Bolom are that you can get to see a house as it must've been on it's s heyday and the pictures (which are very outdated), are a glimpse into the lives of the Lacandon people. We also found it highly enjoyable to walk all around the gardens and the orchard behind the house. We would... More 

Thank Carla G
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding this place, but we were glad that we persisted and found our way there. The story behind the place as well as the artifacts on display are quite fascinating. Don't miss the library!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good place to learn about the Lancandon people. Nice video to get you started in the gift shop and the museo offers some interesting items and history. You can see the whole thing in less than 2 hrs. Worth your time.

Thank Dudley D
New preston CT
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Make sure if you go you find out when the director is giving his tour. It took us about two hours for the tour. If you go yourself you'll be missing most of what is wonderful at this museum

Thank EdwinHochberg
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A different kind of tourism. A very special place with lots of interesting things to see and learn on the natives. Must go!

Thank נופר ק

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