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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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Our Favorite Place in San Cristobal!

Na Boliom is a wonderful center for culture and history, located in a large, old hacienda with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joyce K
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Worthy visit to understand the local culture

The house-museum is a tribute to the lives of explorer Frans Blom and his wife Gertrude "Trudy... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Na Boliom is a wonderful center for culture and history, located in a large, old hacienda with many beautiful courtyards and gardens, and a lovely cafe. Consider renting one of their rooms. We are in San Cristobal for 10 days, have already been there twice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joyce K
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

The house-museum is a tribute to the lives of explorer Frans Blom and his wife Gertrude "Trudy" Blom. The museum itself consists of various rooms detailing the life of indigenous in the Lacandona forests north-east of San Cristobal, and its customs, religious traits and handiwork....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

A bit of walk from the main part of town. Very interesting museum and house. They have kept things related to the time/era and what the house would have looked like. a step back in time. the grounds are very lovely. there was a wee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through the museum. A lot more history in the area than you'd think. It was also fascinating that the people who started it, Frans Blom and Gertrude Duby. They did so much to preserve the culture and bring awareness to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

This is well worth a visit when in San Cristobal. It is a stroll from the town centre but well worth it. There are many well displayed artefacts to enjoy and to learn about the life of Snr Blom.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed November 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joannay06
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terence B
Reviewed October 15, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.