Museo de Metales Preciosos

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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
Part of a collection of four museums on Calle Jaén, all for one admission price. Impressive collection of gold and other precious metal from pre-Colombian times. Also copper. Worth about 30 minutes.
Written January 18, 2020
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Millet02
Atlanta, GA508 contributions
Solo
This museum has a really great collection of metal artifacts, really that part is 5 star. I deducted 2 stars because you have to go to a different museum to buy a ticket for 4 museums to visit this one. Yes the 4 together only cost 20B, but I want interested in the other 3 and definitely didn't want to hike the rest of the way up the hill to buy tickets to other museums I didn't visit just to get in this one.
Written October 27, 2018
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia5,110 contributions
Couples
Very good to see original Inca gold jewellery and decorations. I understand why, but it's a pity that no photography is allowed. Spend an interesting and educational hour.
Written November 14, 2016
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KarYntravels
Cartagena, Colombia119 contributions
Couples
I like museums and always spend time in them in every city I visit. These 4 museums (one ticket 20BOB) are disappointing on the whole. Metals, maps, house Murillo, panoramas y cholitas

Poor curation, limited information displayed - next to nothing in English (which is ok) but very little in Spanish either.

The La Paz photo comparison in Murillo y Cholita history were the only good salas.

If you are limited for time skip these museums and do the ethnography & folklore museum: beautifully curated and good information.
Written February 23, 2017
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Roni K
Hilton Head, SC40 contributions
Solo
Awesome to see! The bowl has Cuneiform writing about local lore, yet no written actual Indian language has ever been found, only symbols.. The Phoenicians? They were master sailors.
Written July 24, 2016
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TravelGypsy1953
Austin, TX69 contributions
Solo
The museum is very interesting. It takes you through the process of how precious metals are extracted from the earth and turned into beautiful pieces of art. There is a vault you can walk through with displays of the gold jewelry found at Tiwanaku burial sites.
Written January 29, 2016
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RachelBroad
Santiago, Chile10 contributions
Couples
The Museo de Metales Preciosos is part of 4 government owned museums in Calle Jaen, all 4 of them cost 10 Bolivianos, this museum is made up of 4 small rooms.
Written January 22, 2014
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cdb15427
White Rock, Canada674 contributions
Of the four museums I visited, this was a favourite. It was wonderful to see how the precious metals had been used by early civilizations. The metals that have been recovered and preserved are truly amazing.
Written October 14, 2019
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Boho1979
Deal, UK565 contributions
Couples
Went here as part of an organised full day tour with Transturin.
Our guide explained that there were four museums in total but that this was the better one to visit so we only went here and I thought it was very well laid out and informative. It wont take you long to walk around but sometimes a large museum can be off putting when doing a whole days touring so if in the location try this one
Written February 10, 2019
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Rocksrfun
Lexington, KY9 contributions
Friends
In addition to some really nice gold artifacts I saw the Magna Fuente Bowl, a large earthen ware bowl that has been compared to the Rosetta stone since it has both Aymara(?) writing and Phoenician cuniform pressed into the inside of the bowl giving strong support to extensive ancient trade routes with Titicaca and Tiwanaku. It's truly amazing!!!

You can also visit three other museums for the price of one admission if you want.
Written June 28, 2018
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