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Na Bolom Cultural Centre
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a definite must see in San Cristobal. The life’s work of Frans Blom & his wife, the amazing Spanish colonial house has separate rooms dedicated to Mayan archaeological discoveries, indigenous artefacts, photographs and personal belongings. Tickets are purchased over the road in the small shop in Jaguar restaurant, where there is also a 12-15 minute film in Spanish about their work, which is well worth seeing. Na Bolom also has a number of upmarket rooms for rent.

Thank Andycran
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Na Bolom Museum was the former home of an archeologist named Frans Blom and his wife. He was one of the first to excavate the ruins of Palenque in the Chiapas jungle and his wife photographed and documented the daily lives of the indigenous Lacandon Maya people in this region.

The museum is set around a central courtyard in the building with rooms around it where you can find artifacts, photos, and information about the Maya people and the Bloms’ work to preserve the jungle and its peoples. Some of the plaques were in English and it was very interesting to learn about the history and people of this area and see the photos and artifacts. I had an enjoyable afternoon at this museum.

Behind the museum, there was a large and beautiful tropical garden with a variety of jungle plants, trees and flowers native to the region and walking paths winding through the vegetation. I loved walking through there and appreciating the diverse plant life! It felt like I was in the middle of the jungle and definitely not in the city. It was a wonderful and peaceful place to escape and wander around.

Thank BrittanyAdventures
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Staying at a museum that also functions as a hotel is a unique experience. There are not that many places in the world that can claim this distinction. My wife and I spent four wonderful nights at this unique hotel/museum in San Cristobal de las Casas. Our room was very charming and the bathroom was as large as the room. Because this was the house of two famous cultural anthropologists all the rooms are filled with very interesting memorabilia and very touching photographs. Another salient feature of our stay was the other guests staying at this hotel, they all looked like intelligent and interesting human beings. The only thing that was not up to par was the breakfast that was included with the room rate; however, everything considered, this was a minor point in our experience.

Thank Francisco D
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is a small museum devoted to the original owners and their efforts to preserve and value the Lancondon peoples. The exhibits are dated, but still interesting.

Thank awlrr
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A great cause, supporting the most vulnerable of the indigenous in Chiapas. The couple who started the foundation a great many years ago are a fascinating story in themselves. It's a wonderful experience all the way around.

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