National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, La Paz

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Dedicated to Bolivia's cultures from pre-Colombian to present times, National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore displays the country's fascinating native peoples through expansive art exhibits. Collections vary in theme from pottery to traditional masks, and include a textile display spanning 3,000 years. Altogether, the museum holds over 30,000 cultural items and boasts one of the largest document collections in the country. Plan my La Paz trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Really worth spending some time in this museum to get a deaper understanding about the history a culture in Bolivia. You can take pictures if you pay some extra ticket - totaly worth it. It´s located....  more
    Really worth spending some time in this museum to get a deaper understanding about the history a culture in Bolivia. You can take pictures if you pay some extra ticket - totaly worth it. It´s located....  more »
  • This museum has a very good exhibit of traditional accessories such as masks, hats, etc. Recommended to visit to understand a very essential part of the Bolivian culture. There is also a mini cafe in....  more
    This museum has a very good exhibit of traditional accessories such as masks, hats, etc. Recommended to visit to understand a very essential part of the Bolivian culture. There is also a mini cafe in....  more »
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  • Probably one of the best museums I’ve been to. I thought it looked a little small from the outside, but it’s actually huge. My favourite parts were the videos, the masks, and the photographic exhibition
  • Excellent museum, very well built. Be careful, there are 3 floors with 8 exhibitions, so it will take you 2+ hours to admire it all. English explanations should be available through qr codes.

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