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Museum of Contemporary Art - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Plaza

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Address: Av. 16 de Julio 1698, La Paz, Bolivia
Phone Number: +591 2335905
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This late 19th-century mansion, designed by the creator of the Eiffel...

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.

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Thought it was going to be a bit of a disappointment based on ground floor where the works are for sale but upstairs 2 levels have a bit of the wow factor. Best museum in la Paz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought it was going to be a bit of a disappointment based on ground floor where the works are for sale but upstairs 2 levels have a bit of the wow factor. Best museum in la Paz imho.

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Unteraegeri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This museum, in fact a relatively wild private collection, is different from any modern art museum we had seen anywhere in the world. It is more of a curiosity cabinet, but worth to see, for unterstanding Latin American Art, and for experiencing an old villa in the city center.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Entry price 15 Bs. It is three floors, and some of the art is nice. Nothing is terribly impressive. Not great for art or history lovers unless you're looking to buy. There is a fun map room that has a lot of information about different areas of Bolivia. There are better things to see.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I went there and I could see the first floor only- I didn't have enough cash with me, so the first floor was free. I couldn't see the other areas. i liked what i saw, and I actually wanted to buy a painting, but they don't accept credit cards. (it's not common to go around downtown with 500usd in your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon this art museum by accident. But I'm glad I did! They have many different artists but I especially loved the local artists. You can easily spend 2 hours here. But can finish it a lot quicker. Also this isn't a "fancy pants" museum it's quite simple. The art is worth a look especially the coca leaf paintings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

If you are here as a tourist and have time walk in.This quite a basic museum.Nothing special .You can skip it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Very small museeum in a restored colonial building on the main street in La Paz. Not much of great interest in terms of modern art. Ok for a short visit if you are in the area but wouldn't make a special trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Pleasantly surprised. From the outside it appears as if it is a very small museum but the walls are jam packed with art and there are so many twists and turns in the museum that it actually ends up taking a decent amount of time to see it all! The artwork on the 1st and 3rd floors are for sale... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Spent a nice hour and a half wandering and enjoying the different pieces of art. A small, quaint museum well worth a stop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Some very interesting art. Che Guevara vive siempre. Go right to the top floor. Art deco interior is a plus .

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