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Ethnographic and Folklore Museum

74 Espana Street, Sucre, Bolivia
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Ranked #12 of 44 Attractions in Sucre
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Slagelse, Denmark
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45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Visited on the last Museums' Night, in late October 2013, and it was very well frequented by locals. It is really all sorts - on the ground floor, i saw an exhibition of modern Bolivian art, mostly paintings. Then we were shown a fine old large painting of the historic panorama of the silver mining town of Potosi, and a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very good display of masks, with interesting anthropological explanations of their significance. The exhibit of the native local group upstairs is also worth seeing.

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Westminster
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is worth a visit. If anything it just shows how much of the tunic culture was destroyed by the Spanish. Dancing was v basic and I am sure in days pre Europeans is was much more spectacular. Cloth is a bit special.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Ok, this museum is small but its worth a visit as the collection of masks is fantastic. Sadly you can't take photos and there are no postcards to buy of the exhibits but I guess that's because the Bolivians still have some catching up to do in maximising the tourist market.

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Sucre, Bolivia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

this is one of the main state run museums, we visited this museum in 10 minutes, but the masks area really cool, in a 5 block area there are plenty of museums and art galleries to visit we just had to do them all since each has something different, they are all accesible with very low prices the most expensive... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you appreciate textiles and history you shouldn't miss this museum. Incredible skills and well displayed artifacts. There are guides in English as well as Espanol.

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