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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
+52 967 678 1418
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Na Bolom

We walked from our hotel to Na Bolom and arrived at about 11:00 because our guide book indicated... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2012
tejanagypsy
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Anson, Texas
Personality Centered Mayan Studies, Exhibits

Frans Blom (1893-1963) was a Dutch archealogist who dedicated most of his life to studying Mayan... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2012
Hunt4Paul
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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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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Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

We walked from our hotel to Na Bolom and arrived at about 11:00 because our guide book indicated that there were 2 tours per day. Upon arrival we found that there is only 1 tour per day at 4:30. We walked around the garden and...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Frans Blom (1893-1963) was a Dutch archealogist who dedicated most of his life to studying Mayan sites, culture and especially the Lacandones people who survived largely uncontacted until the 1950s. He met Gertrude "Trudy" Duby (1901-1993) when she traveled to Chiapas in 1943. She was...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Maybe a bit too centered on the personality of the explorer Bolom, who played a role in opening up Mayan culture to western science and geographers in the early 20th century, but the museum holds an outstanding collection of local antiquities and continues to aid...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

The museum part of Casa Na Bolom provides you with very useful information about the lacondonan people. I recommend a visit here if you are planning to travel Chiapas and the Selva Lacondona. The museum is not to big and will get started with an...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Learning about Trudy and Frans Blom and their life's work with the Lancandon is worth a trip in itself. The Bloms have left Na Balom in the care of their adopted daughter (we were told). We self-guided ourselves on a tour of the garden, library,...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Really interesting place for people who like to more about the area and a fascinating couple

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Interesting museum and a pretty location. The one thing they don't tell you is that while "preserving" artifacts, they stole some from the indigenous people, who are the rightful owners.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Genuine local artists and crafts persons performing traditional soon to be lost skills. Lovely location.

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The museum is a compilation of all the work Duby Trudy and her Husband did during their lifetime in the Lacandona Jungle, in Chiapas, México. There's an educational video an many pictures of old Chiapas, those are worth watching, for me it was interesting because...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Na Bolom means house of the Jaguar. elegant colonial mansion owned by a philanthropic couple. Today the house displays their collection; tools, crafts, clothing, picutures, archaelogical finding and books. Library has more than 10,000 volumes. Old chapel contains colonial era religious art. Back of the...More

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Response from George M | Reviewed this property |
For that level of detail, and this time of year, I suggest your Google Na Bolom and email them directly. The answer they give will be more correct than my guess.
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