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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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Definitely worth a visit if your in that area of town and have time although not as good as I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte A
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Australia
Wonderful museum of a culture and people often forgotton

A must when in San Cristobal. A real anthropological window into the way of life of the Lacondan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
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Towcester, 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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+52 967 678 1418
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit if your in that area of town and have time although not as good as I was expecting based on reviews. The photography exhibition that was on at the time was definitely the highlight and I would recommend going just based...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must when in San Cristobal. A real anthropological window into the way of life of the Lacondan Maya, as well as that of Frans and Trudy Bloom. A concise and easily accessible look at the lives of these people, ranging from their spiritual believes...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is interesting, the information is well presented, and there is even a short video in English ( and Spanish). It is located a few blocks away from the main promenade, yet, definately worth the walk.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a place that gives you a genuine view on the region and its people. well distributed and explained we liked the village people explaining and how the love the place and its history.

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Reviewed 2 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...More

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Reviewed 3 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...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Francisco D
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Reviewed March 18, 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.

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Reviewed March 11, 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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Reviewed February 8, 2018

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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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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