Asociación Cultural Na Bolom, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Visit the house of Frans and Gertrude Blom, Asociación Cultural Na Bolom, where they dedicated themselves to the protection of the Lacandon Mayans. The house, named after the Mayan word for jaguar, now serves as a museum and cultural center. See where the Danish archaeologist and the Swiss photographer lived, campaigned for the conservation of the Chiapas rainforest, and worked to protect the only Mayan people that were never colonized, the Lacandon. Take a tour of the grounds to learn about their lives; view memorabilia, relics, and photographs from their collection; and explore the picturesque hacienda. Using our online itinerary creator, San Cristobal de las Casas attractions like Asociación Cultural Na Bolom can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A little away from the Center, but rich in vegetation, architecture, peace somewhere. The library is beautiful.
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  • I know this place from roughly 15 years ago in the described the action of the foreign people who helped the Lacandon ethnic group, last year turned to go, and I discovered with pleasure that already have videos more explanatory and cafeteria where we take a tasty coffee and c chocolate. also note that it is like a small hotel, I think that the persons concerned can speak and ask. his shop on artessanias this front and right there are buying tickets to enter. I like the harmony of the place
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  • A few foreigners who fell in love with Chiapas and indigenous cultures, bought the House. I tell them the story as you can see a video explaining at the beginning of the visit. It is now a beautiful Museum with exhibitions of regional cultures and interesting facts about the life of its inhabitants. It also functions as a hotel and restaurants. Inside you will find people weaving and selling their items. After comparing other sites, I realized that the quality is good and their prices also. You see something that you like, buy it there. It is worthwhile to see the Museum and will not take you more than 2 hours.
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  • an old mansion of the ruling elite in san cristobal converted into a museum celebrating the wild lives of franz and trudy blom. recently a change of administration has brought years of misuse to a screeching halt. the new administration is both honest and dedicated to making na bolom once again a center of caring, conservation and information for all. go.
  • A beautiful location and lovely examples of regional artifacts.
  • This is a place you have to visit while in San Cris. You'll fina a lot of interesting information about the history of this town and the Selva Lacandona. It could benefit of a better maintenance and a guided tour. Be sure to bring cash to buy some handcrafts from the locals selling there.
  • wonderful art displays
  • Great insight on the city and history of San Cristobal and the locals here.

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