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. Put Asociación Cultural Na Bolom at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Cristobal de las Casas vacation planner.
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  • The history of this place is incredible especially the work of its founders, however as Mexican on the one hand I felt sad and ashamed that better a couple of foreigners have dedicated his life to preserve the rainforest and Lacandonas communities, but on the other hand much grateful his legacy and I hope that people who visit this place from now on also defend rights not only of the Lacandons but of all indigenous peoples. The place is very nice, they have a very good photographic heritage and although I did not know the rooms I think it is a nice place to stay since it is also a hotel. For people visiting the Museum I recommend you watch the video that I show you in the sale of tickets (front of the Museum) to get to know a little more about the history of this place and its founders.
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  • The best things about Na Bolom are that you can get to see a house as it must've been on it's s heyday and the pictures (which are very outdated), are a glimpse into the lives of the Lacandon people. ...  more »
  • The Dane Blom and the Swiss Düby devoted their lives exploring the Candonas Indians in the last jungles of North America. He as an archaeologist, she as a photographer and librarian. Her estate is listed as archive, where everything seems slightly dusty.
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  • 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.
  • This place is very interesting!!
  • Incredible organization for the environment and culture. Must visit.
  • Top attraction of S Cristobal Study center of Maya culture
  • Such an amazing place to visit to learn more about the culture and the way of living