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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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Good but a bit run down

The house is very big, full of beautiful hidden courtyards. The exhibits look a bit sad in the... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2016
Freefred
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London
Worthwhile

Good introductory video about an amazing couple. Loved the setting and the photographs posted... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2016
Flaco C
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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 15 February 2016

The house is very big, full of beautiful hidden courtyards. The exhibits look a bit sad in the darkish rooms (it was a cloudy days when we visited), although the video we watched was very interesting. The library was the room I liked better, it...More

Thank Freefred
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Good introductory video about an amazing couple. Loved the setting and the photographs posted around.

Thank Flaco C
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Na Bloems fought to have the Lacondona natives protected. They have provided a lovely home for students of the local culture as well as a museum introducing this population to us. They have a tour only at 4pm so if you are interested check...More

Thank rainbow16
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This beautiful 'House of Jaguar' is a unique experience to learn about the Lacandones-the True People people, who got spared from the intrusion of foreigners trying to destroy their culture. Filled with impressive photos and memorabilia of Franz and Gertrude Blom, it gives you a...More

Thank Ehe20
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Tucked a little away from the main streets, this beautiful building hides a real gem. We were totally ignorant of the history of the Lacondon people and of the amazing couple who dedicated their life's work to understanding and preserving this special culture. The displays...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This hacienda was rebuilt by a Swiss-Danish couple of Chiapas lovers who investigated and photographed the inhabitants and the cultural treasures of this city and its surrounding jungles. There is a hotel, exhibition centre, handcrafts exhibition and many photographs and archaeological items collected by Mr.and...More

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Beautiful museum with a great history of its owners, to really appreciate the museum you have to know how it was created, and that is the most interesting part, well worth the visit.

Thank sergiorms
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Aging displays and photographs in a beautiful setting. The introductory video to the visit is very instructive and relates the history of the famous couple (Frans Blom and Gertrude Dube) who met in the Chiapas jungle during their respective investigations and defended the rights of...More

Thank ProfessorMTL
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Na Bolom (House of the Jaguar) was originally the home of Frans and Gertrude Blom who did much to support the indigenous groups living in Chiapas. Gertrude Blom was particularly close to the Lacandon living in the area. The hacienda has beautiful gardens, lovely guest...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Even without a tour you will be impressed by this beautiful home, now a cultural haven and museum. Dedicated to Mayan culture and particularly to Lacandon people this is well worth a visit.

Thank KGGFamily
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Susanne1943
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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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