Na Bolom Cultural Centre, San Cristobal de las Casas

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Visit the house of Frans and Gertrude Blom, Na Bolom Cultural Centre, 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 Na Bolom Cultural Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a small museum documenting two anthropologists work and legacy with local indigenous peoples. Interesting, but sparse.  more »
  • Quite interesting...the home of an explorer and his anthropologist wife has lots of historic items and collections of indigenous textiles, sculptures, etc. Probably quite boring for children!  more »
  • It is beautiful to know the life of people in love of its activity (archaeologist, photographer and journalist), desiring to help enhance and protect the Lacandon Jungle and true beings: Lacandones.
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  • This museum its the contained obsession of a Danish explorer and his wife with Chiapas and its people. Its beautiful, engaging and unique. It feels like you are walking through the house of very cultured people. Totally worth it
  • Beautiful house and gardens, very interesting museum. Food is tasty, but basic and a little overpriced. However, the fact that this helps to support the foundation makes up for that.
  • Very nice and interesting place. Gorgeous wall painting. This place has a very relaxed atmosphere.
  • Very cool museum! Definitely worth visiting. Cool exhibits.
  • 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.

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