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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
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+591 2335905

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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Great modern artwork in a run down outdated building

Hans Hoffman and his art were my favorite but with broken windows, drafty damp halls I worry for any artwork displayed their over a long period of time. La Paz seems not to... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
La Paz Department, Bolivia
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

February 2017 the pictures on display mediocre but previous visits, some years ago, well worth it. Mamani Mamani pictures outstanding but, on this visit, only a couple of cards of his work on sale.

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La Paz Department, Bolivia
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Hans Hoffman and his art were my favorite but with broken windows, drafty damp halls I worry for any artwork displayed their over a long period of time. La Paz seems not to prioritize its art scene with funding.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rachael R
Santiago, Chile
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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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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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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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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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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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