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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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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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Anthropological insight

This museum offers curious insight into native cultures and the incredible drive that some people have to explore the unknown.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum offers curious insight into native cultures and the incredible drive that some people have to explore the unknown.

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northern calif
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit—the photographs by Gertrude Blom are worth viewing and the small collection of personal items from the Lancandona people, befitting an anthropologist's house and center. Franz and Gertrude were very active (1920-1970s) in the documention and preservation of the culture and people they obviously cared for and worked to protect. We walked there from the town center.

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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stay in the simply appointed, cozy rooms and took the 11 am English tour. It's an amazing space and intriguing story, a must for anyone interested in Chiapas. Photos, artifacts, garden, archives, restaurant and more. Highly recommended.

Thank Roy N
Ajijic, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of artifacts photos of the indigenous people of Chiapas. Interesting museum and beautiful library with a large archive for researchers. Worth a visit.

Thank Bonnie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the tour to learn details about the Bloms themselves, as well as the Lacanton peoples. You get to see the whole building and surroundings, as well as many Lacanton Indian artifacts. The tour is two hours long - and I was fascinated the whole time. Also there are Lacanton artisans selling crafts in the central garden. It isalso hotel... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative museum about Frans and Trudy Blom's important work for the indigenous community in Chiapas and their legacy. Walking distance from the center of San Cristobal de las Casas. The compound also includes a hotel and restaurant.

Thank Lene R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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

Thank Guy P
Emmelshausen, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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...

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