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Ethnographic and Folklore Museum

Address: 74 Espana Street, Sucre, Bolivia
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Ranked #11 of 41 Attractions in Sucre
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

First of all, this lovely little museum is free - and definitely worth a visit! The masks display is impressive and informative, if a little creepy. I also really enjoyed the display on the Uro people, a small ethnic group living in the Bolivia highlands. The building itself is a lovely old colonial building and fun to walk around.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A decent museum, lovely to be in. Great potential for Spanish speaking people. With my poor Spanish vocabulary I just could get an impression about the shown culture. Anyway it's worth to go there.

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the Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a very tiny museum, for me nothing really special but the room with the 'mascaras' is really amazing. Very professional, beautiful lighting of the separate items. Loved it! Extra nice: it's free of charge!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It´s free and have a have a realy interesting mask collection. It´s asmall museum but highly recommended,

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Small, dark and well-laid out. The exhibits are in amazing condition, although descriptions are only in Spanish. I went with my Spanish teacher so no issues for me. It's free to get in, so definitely worth a look. I had no idea that Carnival was celebrated so widely in South America!

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This museum is about the folklore costumes of the Incas. The rooms are a bit dark, so everything is even scarier! I recommend going and ask for a guided tour. So many interesting anecdotes on the rituals and dances and beautiful masks that are exposed here.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The textiles produced here are by various ethnic groups. The work is outstanding and are works of art in themselves.

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Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

All information is in Spanish so be prepared to just enjoy the pictures and masks and figures without information if you don't speak/read Spanish. Nonetheless, pretty interesting. Best of all, it's free, so feel free to break it up into smaller chunks and slowly read/decipher the texts. Free lockers provided and no photography allowed.

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This museum attracts many visitors because it's free of charge. I was especially impressed by the mask exposition, showing colorful masks from different regions of Bolivia

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Canberra, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Well laid out interesting museum. Not all of it to my taste and interest but worth visiting to understand the local indigenous people and their arts better.

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