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National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore

Ingavi 916 | Cor. Jenaro Sanjines, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2408640
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The museum has among its exhibitions, a collection of textiles, hats and pottery from the different regions of Bolivia. The higlights are for sure the masks display and the feather art collection. Finally, you can see a basketry, coins and metals exhibitions.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ingavi 916 | Cor. Jenaro Sanjines, La Paz, Bolivia
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"ceremonial masks"
in 5 reviews
"great collection"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"temporary exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"large display"
in 2 reviews
"indigenous groups"
in 2 reviews
"head dress"
in 2 reviews
"showing how"
in 2 reviews
"south america"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"bolivian culture"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"pottery"
in 11 reviews
"tanks"
in 48 reviews
"feathers"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i found it quite boring if im honest but ill accept that im not the most cultured of girls so it might be more up someone elses street

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Opening hours for Sunday are supposed to be 9am - 12.30pm. As stated on the website and even on the signs outside the building. We turned up just after 11am and found the whole place closed up and no answer from banging on the door....More

Thank Zee337
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Sergio A, Atencion al cliente at National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Dear Zee337. We are deeply sorry. The reason the museum was not open last sunday is because on saturday we had the Long Night of Museums, that lasted until after midnight . We put a sign outside the door to inform people we wouldn't open...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum had a lot of interesting info on people culture and history. Even though info was in Spanish only we still found images artifacts and layout was never boring. Videos along the way of the people working in various crafts was also short and...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

The very large display of masks used in ceremonies was very impressive, as was the display of various hats, from old ones to modern ones. We only had an hour to visit. I think you could profitably spend 2 hours there at least.

Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

The museum is located in the old city center (Casco Viejo) and it offers a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of Bolivia. It includes sections dedicated to textile production, weaving, pottery, costumes, weapons, mining, coins, wildlife/Amazon and ceremonial masks. The highlight of my...More

Thank Carmen194
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

We have lived in Bolivia for several years now and enjoy going into the museums when we travel. This museum is by far our favorite. It is very well done. The displays are beautiful and well lit. The only downside would be for travelers who...More

Thank Kaylee K
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Agree with those reviewers indicating this as a must-see. Expertly curated! There is not an over-abundance of artefacts, just quality ones well-presented. In the textile section, pieces are sandwiched between sheets of plexiglass so both sides can be viewed. The masks are in a dark...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Another museum located in central La Paz, this one should be high on everyone's list. The museum features the unique culture and traditions of Bolivia in addition to its wildlife. There is a huge gallery on Bolivian textiles including a big collection of beanies which...More

Thank VG1302
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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum when we had some time left in La Paz. You pay 20 Bolivianos as entrance fee, and if you would like to take pictures, you have to pay 20 Bs more. It was fun and interesting to look at all the...More

Thank AnnHr
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Well, when I visited it with my girlfriend 💑, We liked very much, because It has a lot of for seeing 👀, Bolivia has much culture for discovering 😌, I recomend to the tourist (that) visited... 😎

Thank Omar c
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This may be too late, but this is what I have. I hope you get a chance to visit MUSEF. Hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 12:30pm & 3pm - 7pm; Sat 9am - 4:30pm; Sun 9am - 12:30pm
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