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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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Nameless dark people as trophies on walls

Yet another example the ongoing celebration of Europeans subjugating colored powerless people and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KKT2604
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Sydney, Australia
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Beautifully atmospheric

We had a lovely afternoon wandering through Na Bolom, getting a taste of the fascinating lives of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Lizi S
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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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  • Average8%
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Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet another example the ongoing celebration of Europeans subjugating colored powerless people and hoarding their arts, handicrafts and culture to adorn their beautiful fortress safe from the extreme poverty outside, all in name of research and discovery. If you wish to support the indigenous people,...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon wandering through Na Bolom, getting a taste of the fascinating lives of its previous owners, Frans and Trudi Blom. There are so many interesting artefacts and photographs to gaze at, imagining the situations behind the images and objects. This is...More

Thank Lizi S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I especially liked the video they show you at the beginning, to understand all the context. The house itself is beautiful, and you can tell they do a lot for the community, still. A must-see.

Thank sietsepiets
Reviewed 19 August 2017

probably the most interesting museum in san cristobal, originally home of a famous couple, anthropologist and photographer, with either the object of their interest, the Maya culture, and the objects of their daily life

Thank xconrad
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The colonial house is nice and they have a few photos and artifacts of an European explorer that worked with the Mayas for many years.

Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Its very nice house outside downtown with garden where local indian women come to sell their products and handcraft. The house has an expo that details story if the owners as well ad nice picture and small museum on Lacandon indians. Very interesting even for...More

Thank semanteo
Reviewed 22 July 2017

One of the best museums I've been to in Mexico! It's a wonderful homage to the work of Frans Blom and his wife Trudy who dedicated their lives to researching and protecting local traditions and spaces - most notably that of the Lacandon people. Me...More

Thank Shanti63
Reviewed 11 July 2017

for years na bolom suffered from lack of love and direction. now with a new director the museum, cultural center and just a place to hang is on track. a wonderful slice of chiapas and san cristobal.

Thank Cisco D
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Na Bolom is a beautiful space and a highly unique museum in that it offers insight into the otherwise little known Lacandon culture and the lives of indigenous Mexicans from the Chiapas region. The colorful lives of the founders, Trudy and Frans Blom, are also...More

Thank Andsterm
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A wonderful gift to the city of this former home of the archeologist Frans Blom and his photographer wife Gertrude A fascinating story of the relationship with the Lacandone people.

Thank Elizabethanne019
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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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