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“Splendid and modern”

National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore
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$44.00*
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Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley
Ranked #13 of 117 things to do in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The highlight of this museum is the 3000 Years of Textiles exhibit, a display of brilliantly colored skirts, blankets and ponchos used by women to carry their children – each one a piece of artwork in itself.
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Superb collection of masks, textiles and other items. This fairly large place offers airy exhibition rooms and a modern way of throwing light on its great collections.

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This museum is near the central plaza and not to be missed. Having English titles would have made it excellent. There was a very unique feather exhibition, halls on ceramics (spoiled by not having dates!) and linens, a display of masks and finally a well-done chronological trip through the history of Bolivia and it's different cultures.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nice building, very interesting exhibitions about Andean ceramics, textiles and masks. It is also a nice place to visit for those interested in Pre-Columbian cultures.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

I really don't like to write about museums but this one had such a great masks (you cant take the photos) in a dark room, so it is one of those museum that I remember and that I can recommend.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

This museum gives a thorough overview of the cultures of Bolivia. It offers a good initial orientation for the visitor about to embark on a tour of the country or for someone just returning from such a tour and in need of a visual summary.

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