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Ethnographic and Folklore Museum

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Address: Espana Street 74, Sucre, Bolivia

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Gorgeous masks

Beautifully displayed masks which were stunning. Other rooms and building interesting and attractive too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
South West England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully displayed masks which were stunning. Other rooms and building interesting and attractive too.

Thank Bolton508d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the masks, the rest of the exhibits were temporary and I found uninteresting. However, the masks and the stories behind them are amazing. So elaborate, and fascinating to imagine in use. The entry cost 10 BOB, as I recall.

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Black Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

A great display of a variety of masks downstairs. Upstairs gold and silver items and women's ornaments and some clothing.

Thank teamturtledmdm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This museum is free. It has a fantastic collection of masks from around the country. Unfortunately you arn`t allowed to take photos

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This mask museum is not even 1 block away from the main plaza. It has a TON of masks on display and lots of informative signs to explain them. Each region has it's own traditions and styles of masks.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

I really enjoyed this exhibition. The masks were very well displayed and if you can read Spanish then the information on the different types of masks, the regions and their meanings will be very intetesting. The museum has several different exibitions and a lot of history on the region and country.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

This museum has a good collection of lcostume and headgear worn by local tribes during their various ceremonies. Entry is free, they are more concerned that you don't take photos, and it will only take you 20 minutes or longer if you want. Unfortunately there's no English translation. The museum is just a block away from plaza 25 de Mayo.

Thank Alek C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

This museum is well worth your time. A great collection of Masks, clothes and local items. If you only go to one museum this is the one to see.

Thank jeffgdds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The MUSEF is tiny but packed with fascinating things. The four rooms of traditional masks are very interesting and the accompanying plaques are informative, if brief and only in Spanish (get google translate for the instant text translation feature). As the rooms progress the masks get more and more intricate and beautiful. Having been to the museum, I then saw... More 

Thank Adrianne M
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

When I visited this free museum, it had two exhibits. One was a fantastic exhibit of masks worn at fiestas around Bolivia, including many of the devil (and one of his wife). I later saw similar masks on a video at the extraordinary Museum of Indigenous Art. The other exhibit was an unfortunately uninspiring set of woodcut prints protesting violence... More 

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