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Na Bolom Cultural Centre

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cool place to check out

While in San Cristobal for our anniversary last year my husband and I visited the Na Bolom cultural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jelico8
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Kansas City, Missouri
Very homey and casual

I loved the photos and the lovely gardens, this place is super informal, you can sit on a bench in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in San Cristobal for our anniversary last year my husband and I visited the Na Bolom cultural centre. The cost was 60 pesos a person. Danish archaeologist, Frans Blom, and his Swiss conservationist photographer wife Gertrude Duby founded the home in 1950. The mission...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jelico8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the photos and the lovely gardens, this place is super informal, you can sit on a bench in a courtyard and sun yourself. The photos of the deceased owners and their personal items are also on display, reminds me of visiting a very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alma N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful find! Because we walked through mainly residential streets to get there, it seemed out of the way (although it wasn’t at all, and only took 15 minutes from our hotel), but well worth the winding path. And such a fascinating place! A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

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
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Reviewed 29 December 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 16 December 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
Thank Annie H
Reviewed 30 November 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
Thank wgpworm
Reviewed 20 November 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 16 November 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
Thank sandralynx
Reviewed 3 November 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
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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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