We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia
Book In Advance
More Info
$44.00*
and up
Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley
Ranked #19 of 111 things to do in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Especially fun for children, this museum lets them try playing the assortment of ancient instruments, all made from natural elements, like wood, bone, turtle shells and toucan beaks.
Puerto Vallarta
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Must see in La Paz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This museum is full of hundreds of cool instruments, some prehispanic, some Bolivian originals, world instruments, wierd ones, you name it. The entrance fee is cheap and I spent over an hour looking at everything. You can play some of the instruments which is fun and sometimes challenging. Every Saturday night (7pm I think) they have a charango concert. It is about 20 bolivianos to enter but well worth it. Very good seasoned musicians and beautiful music of the region. They even play some of the more experimental instruments.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank defekkto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

156 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    82
    60
    14
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
La Paz, Bolivia
2 reviews
“discover the world of charango and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

it is strongly recommended to watch the concert of Ernesto Cavour which takes place every saturday I think. He creates miracles with his (self invented) instruments...

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank kaanito k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
193 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you're into music and/or musical instruments, you won't find many places better to see a stunning range of them. Salon after salon tackles different types, though the most interesting is the one devoted to local "inventions" - some truly different instruments. And, if you're in town on a Saturday there's a very inexpensive two hour concert every Saturday at 7pm that features some of those instruments played by some of Bolivia's most important musical artists.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank saltshaker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
393 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“An amazing range of instruments”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This was a pleasant find that is directly on the historic Jaen street, and at only B/10 entrance per person is a bargain. A huge range of guitars, drums, pipes, pre-inca and other Andean instruments. My only complaint is that all of the information is in Spanish only. But this is otherwise a little gem of a museum that takes 1-2 hours to get around.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Superpear
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Te Puke, NZ
Level Contributor
170 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Little musical Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Our tour guide took us here. He explained where the instruments came from, how old they were and how they were used. Interesting hour.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Cherie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia also viewed

 
La Paz, La Paz Department
La Paz, La Paz Department
 

Been to Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing