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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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Address: Calle Vicente Guerrero No. 33 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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01-967-678-1418
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to...

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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One of the major highlights of any visit to chiapas. The birthplace of rainforest conservation and preservation/ respect of local culture

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2015
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

One of the major highlights of any visit to chiapas. The birthplace of rainforest conservation and preservation/ respect of local culture

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

An oasis in an already fascinating city. Excellent historic display and a very pleasing aesthetic experience. Delightful gardens and architecture.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

A place like few in the world. Whether you stay as a few days as a guest, come to buy handicrafts from the Lacandon women in the patio, just tour the museum and gardens, reserve ahead for a nutritious evening meal at that long dining-room table, see the collection of Blom photographs, or come to do research in the library….you... More 

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Avdover, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

A beautiful house with he exhibits are well laid out. The gardens are magnificent, and the gift shop has items from indigenous craftsmen at incredibly low prices.

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Great 15 minute film on the Lacondon Jungle, indigenous peoples and the story of an anthropologist and photographer who devoted their lives to the area. Takes 1 to 1.5 hours, REALLY worth it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Cute little museum with a lot of artefacts despite its little size but sadly not enough explanation for an English speaking tourist.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Interesting place and history of Mr.Blom but the place is a bit run down and the exhibits could be renovated. It is worth visiting to learn his history and to help them with the entrance fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

It is a nice old hacienda, the place is well preserved it is beautiful,you have to buy your tickets across the street, nevertheless, there is not much to see in the museum...

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

A very well preserved old hacienda and museum. Make sure to visit the gardens behind the house. All very atmospheric and definitely one of the best attractions in town. Do watch the movie at the beginning of your visit, as it gives all the necessary information about the place and the activities of its owners, both fascinating people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is a curious place. A kind of shrine to a Danish archeologist and his wife who fell in love with Mayan culture, mapped it, collected it, and left it behind for all the visit. If you are interested in the Maya by all meaks spend an hour or so of your time there. Admission free or very cheap.

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