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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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Meeting Trudy!!

Since Frans was the original Indiana Jones, going to his home was an adventure. The real treat was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whoohouse
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
An interesting and impressive introduction to maya culture

As Danes, we had a special interest in visiting Na Bolom, initiated by a Dane named Frants Blom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margrete B
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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

Since Frans was the original Indiana Jones, going to his home was an adventure. The real treat was “‘meeting” his wife GTrudi... what a trail blazer she was!! The house is quite interesting in itself, but the exhibits and original photos are more than worth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Danes, we had a special interest in visiting Na Bolom, initiated by a Dane named Frants Blom. After the experience we consider Blom to be a true international - with an enormous love for Mayan culture, textiles and architecture.

Thank Margrete B
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum documenting two anthropologists work and legacy with local indigenous peoples. Interesting, but sparse.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Quite interesting...the home of an explorer and his anthropologist wife has lots of historic items and collections of indigenous textiles, sculptures, etc. Probably quite boring for children!

1  Thank Connie B
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is a jewel of a place. So interesting and wonderful to walk around at leisure to look at the garden and the building and learn the history of the people who created it.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great history and information about the Indigenous cultures. It is a lovely place to stop and have coffee or tea in a beautiful patio, and colorful ambiance. As part of the cultural center, there are rooms set aside for the people of Lacandon jungle to...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Despite poor lighting, I still learned a lot from the photos, displays and especially from the video available when you first arrive. I loved some of the photos.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 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

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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
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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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