Museo Murillo

Museo Murillo, La Paz: Address, Phone Number, Museo Murillo Reviews: 4/5

Museo Murillo
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,719 contributions
Interesting collection of colonial art and furniture
Jan 2020
Last of the four Calle Jaén museums, this one does a great job depicting life in colonial La Paz. Housed in an aristocrats home, the furniture, art, household goods are all original.
Written January 18, 2020
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,325 contributions
An Aristocratic Museum
Nov 2018
Found on colourful Calle Jaen, also known as Casa de Murillo, this was originally the home of Pedro Domingo Murillo, Bolivian revolutionary leader who was later hanged by the Spanish and became a martyr fer modern day Bolivia. Now a museum on two floors, it houses treasures of the former Bolivian aristocracy. There are ornate silver artifacts, paintings, statues, colonial furniture, household wares, textiles, and assortment of glass items amongst many other things. It is an interesting collection especially if you want to envision how the aristocracy lived circa 1800s. Look out for the prominent paintings “The Execution of Murillo” and “Los Plantas Calientes”, both prominently displayed.
Written October 25, 2019
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cdb15427
White Rock, Canada673 contributions
The home of Pedro Murillo
Sep 2019
It was interesting to see some of the furnishings, paintings and the rooms from that period. It is a self guided tour. I had a guide with me who would translate any of the Spanish information to English
Written October 14, 2019
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TheBirdSpokane
Spokane244 contributions
Nice small museum with spanish tour
Apr 2019 • Solo
I did enjoy this museum a lot. I joined the spanish speaking tour they had but I am not sure if they also have an english tour. The our will give you an idea how people used to live in LaPaz over 150 years ago.
Written April 7, 2019
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wherelolawent
Folkestone, UK554 contributions
Quick visit
Feb 2018 • Couples
My husband and I really enjoy this kind of museum - artefacts housed in a Colonial House on a gorgeous street. This was the last museum of the 4 you buy a collective ticket for that we visited.

We tried to enjoy it. Unfortunately, when my husband held his mobile phone up to use a Spanish translation app he was yelled at to stop taking photos. He wasn't and he tried to explain as best he could, but he kept being told off. He tried to show the security woman his app and how it was translating the text to English... kept being told off. Annoyed because we genuinely wanted to know what we were looking at, I sought out a different member of staff who spoke better English, we flat out showed them how this app could translate any sign/text and finally we were given the okay to use it. Except now we felt like we were being followed around; as though the second they weren't looking we would take photos. While I didn't entirely understand why all 4 museums don't allow photos, we respect the rules and had made it abundantly clear that we would not take photos with this mobile phone several times.

In the end, we blew through the house in maybe 10-15 minutes and felt relieved that we weren't being looked at like criminals when we left. Total let down.
Written February 28, 2018
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full-time-dave
Livingston, TX4 contributions
Colonial Architecture and furnishings.
May 2016 • Family
Buy a ticket at Museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas around the corner on Sucre. You get admission to four museums on Sucre and Calle Jaen. (does not include Museo de Instrumentos Musicales)
Written May 9, 2016
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realbigbear
Great Falls, VA688 contributions
SMALL MUSEUM BUT WELL WORTH A SHORT VISIT
Dec 2015 • Couples
Most vistors to La Paz stroll Jaen Street. When you do, you should visit the Museo Murillo. It is small, but rather interesting and the architectural touches are impressive.
Written December 12, 2015
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Linda F
La Paz, Bolivia144 contributions
One of the nicest colonial houses of La Paz
Nov 2015 • Friends
He was the leader of the first cry for revolution on 1809 and executed from the spanish on 1810 on the actually place Murillo. You can see livestile from the beginning of 19th century. To visit this museum you have to buy the entry in the museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas on the top of the Calle Jean. The price actually is Bolivianos 10.- to visite four museums. This you pay the entry, museo del Litoral, museo de metals precious and Murillo
Written November 25, 2015
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SEs
London, UK25,845 contributions
Visit
Oct 2015 • Friends
This is small museum. You must visit if you have time to know about Bolivian history and also Chilean and Bolivian issues.Visit and know.
Written October 23, 2015
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A C
Chattanooga, TN150 contributions
a beautiful location to learn Bolivian history
Sep 2014 • Couples
The museum is housed in the one of the earliest homes in La Paz. Pieces are period, if not all from the original home.
The most interesting part to me was learning about Atacama, a part of the country that Bolivia lost to Chile. Bolivia is adamant that Atacama is rightfully theirs, and has stockpiled documentation in this museum to prove it. The country also blames much of its economic woes on this loss, as this was their only access to the sea, and therefore trade.
My husband was especially impressed by the collection of swords, because they had nicks and were obviously used. Apparently most museums only display swords that were given as honors after the fact.
No pictures are allowed here, and I even saw staff stop a visitor from taking a picture outside in the courtyard.
You might try to visit very early or late to avoid any school field trips.
Written October 13, 2014
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