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Museum of Contemporary Art - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Plaza

Av. 16 de Julio 1698, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2335905
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in La Paz
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: This late 19th-century mansion, designed by the creator of the Eiffel Tower, contains artwork reflecting issues in modern Bolivian society as well as... more » Owner description: This late 19th-century mansion, designed by the creator of the Eiffel Tower, contains artwork reflecting issues in modern Bolivian society as well as works by famous international artists. « less
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Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A house full of art work, some of it for sale and some of it is owned by the museum. Some of the art is clearly political in favor of the Che era.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The key driver for me to visit this museum was that it is designed by Gustave Eiffel. But once i entered the musuem, the art kind of held my attention. There are Andean colonial art along with lot of exhibits of the contemporary local artists which are quite good.

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Slagelse, Denmark
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I had read about it on Tripadvisor and decide dto visit - bu thad a great walk up and down before I finally found it. Asked a numbe rof people, and a kind cafe owner has even looked it up on his computer 8and then misdirected me...) - so do not count on the locals that they know of this... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We visit museums whereever we travel. This museum is actually two floors of gallary (you can buy the art, we ended up buying two pieces) and one of museum. There were at least three Remington scuptures in the museum collection. Contemporary Bolivan art is very busy, lots going on in each piece. I like this. The building itself is worth... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The building itself is worth the entry fee. Inside is a nice range of pieces by Bolivian artists - hit and miss in quality but good fun. Many of the artworks are for sale so could be a great place to find a unique souvenir.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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284 reviews 284 reviews
98 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We really liked this gallery. You pay a small entrance fee and then have the run of several floors. Watch out, if you take photos they will want 20BS extra though. Nice local pieces, bronzes and some great plaster cast statues. Easy to spend an hour there.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

There was some nice pieces/sculpture and a few items you would expect to be offered by a street sellers. Overall very enjoyable

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Canberra, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This museum is housed in a lovely old building. Has lots of diverse art, including a couple of Remington sculptures, and lots of paintings for sale. Admission was about $2, but it was another $3 to use a camera.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
99 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Thanks to the Plaza family, there´s paintings, sculpture and some other types of work to enjoy, all mostly 20th century. Interesting sets of paintings on figures like Fidel Castro and especially Che Guevara, and other themes of interest to Latin Americans like the conquest of the Incan empire. Vivid modern and post-modern and surreal works. Check their calendar for events... More

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Bromont, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Situated on the Prado, this museum is really worth it. It is only 15 Bs p.p. We are not contemporary art buffs, but we did find some interesting pieces. Anyway, the building is a piece in itself. I believe it is a colonial house. Seems like they left all the walls and stairs standing as they were, so you feel... More

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