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Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad

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Interesting afternoon activity

This museum was small but packed with interesting exhibits. Everything from dinosaur bones to real... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Small Museum but Excellent with English Tour Guide

This museum is not large but has a good collection of local antiquities (Tiawanku, Inca, etc). The... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
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Bolivia’s history comes alive in this collection of maps, household items, tools and especially mummies and fossils.
Calle Jordan E- 199 (esquina Nataniel Aguirre), Cochabamba 992, Bolivia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed the visit. We ended up being given an English tour and the tour was informative. The place is a bit dusty and doesn’t have the best signs, but has some interesting artifacts. I enjoyed my visit and would visit again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jet630258
Reviewed September 2, 2018

There's no English descriptions, but the room with the mummies and the skulls of those whose heads were bound is amazing. Lots of tools, ceramics, weapons etc. The museum covers everything from the origins of life on earth, dinosaurs, pre-Inca & the arrival of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neil S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum is small but packs a big punch. We took a tour in English with Rene who was fanatastic and with his heritage amazing local knowledge and the great items on view in the museum we got a great sense if the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This museum was small but packed with interesting exhibits. Everything from dinosaur bones to real mummies!! We spent a few hours here one afternoon and definitely recommend it to anyone interested in archeology.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

This museum is not large but has a good collection of local antiquities (Tiawanku, Inca, etc). The highlight for us was the excellent (english speaking) tour guide who was a wealth of information and spoke from a personal perspective, as he is a descendent of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TravelingKornfelds
Reviewed April 19, 2017

This little museum has an ambitious scope - the inhabitants of Bolivia from paleoindian times to the colonial era. While explanations are basic,t hey are good, but nothing in English.. Also, the quality of the artifacts/displays does not compare to other cities' museums. Not really...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Interesting to learn about pre-Inca and Inca history, very similar with the free museum in Tarija. Halloweenlike skulls and mummies. Costs 20bs pp.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank David V
Reviewed December 22, 2015

I've been to Cochabamba a few times and never knew about this gem. The set up is really well made, the artifacts are fantastic and they really know how to tell a story. Do yourself a favor and spend a couple of hours in this...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Roxy S
Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

A nice museum with diverse materials starting from dinosaurs till Incas. Lots of pottery, tools, several mummies, deformed skulls, fossils, dinosaur bones etc. Everything is in Spanish, the day I went there was no guide available. Entrance is 25 BOB. Liked it!

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Ferenc C
Reviewed October 17, 2015

The building used to be the National Central Bank of Bolivia....even one of the bank´s vault have an Inca´s Chullpa....is a small museum but it has awesome things to see...and learn about the quecha and inca culture in this area

Date of experience: February 2015
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