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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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Limited time in San Cris? Don't skip this if you are interested in local history

The home of Danish explorer Frans Blom and his Swiss journalist/photographer wife, Gertrude Duby... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting museum

Lovely museum located in an old seminary that was bought by Frans Blom and his wife... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terence B
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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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
+52 967 678 1418
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Especially the ceramics collection, as most contemporary work in the shops has become so commercialized... I could appreciate the roots. Beautiful photo collection as well. Great work.

3  Thank ArtAdventurer
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We came to learn more about the local indigineous people before visiting some of the surrounding towns but found that the museum was more about the couple who lived in the home. There was an interesting mixture of photos, video and memrobilia. The information on...More

3  Thank teamflames
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The home of Danish explorer Frans Blom and his Swiss journalist/photographer wife, Gertrude Duby, who lived here from 1950 onward. While this is a museum you can easily stroll through in less than an hour, the exhibits therein are interesting: old maps, photos from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the house is billed as a cultural collection, it seemed to me to say a great deal more about the late residents and their life in SC than that of the people of the area. Interesting for that reason and to see a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely museum located in an old seminary that was bought by Frans Blom and his wife Gertrude.....many artefacts and photographs on display. 1: bit of a walk from the centre of town 2: buy tickets across the road from the museum entrance 3: watch the...More

Thank Terence B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little museum,part indigenous part to the couple that were directly involved in highlighting their plight to the world, very chilled atmosphere with a beautiful courtyard and lovely garden at the back, well worth a visit

Thank David G
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Maybe I'm just jaded, but touring this home didn't do much for me. The displays seemed dated and amateurish, and relied too much, I thought, on me having knowledge about the late homeowners than I do

Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 14, 2018

maybe you think its a little far from down town... but is only a few minutes walk and it is amazing the amoun fo well preserved objects found by the explorer; together with a well display areas. the hosue it self its great. they also...More

Thank Luis P
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Beautiful complex consisting of house, cafe, shop and gardens. Very interesting story of the couple who lived there and their work.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Enjoyed this small museum very much. Nice to see some history as well the photographs of the first explores of the area. There is also a lovely garden to walk about. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Dorota J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We loved this place. There are lots of photographs of Chiapas and the Lacondon indigenous people, giving a glimpse into a unique culture. A fascinating look into the lives and careers of archeologist Frans Blom and his wife, Gertrude Duby Blom. Not to be missed

Thank sourcepointted
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We had a tour of the museum with a guide, since we also stayed overnight there. Interesting tour and nice pictures.

Thank LiseErichsen
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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.