Museo de Instrumentos Musicales, La Paz

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A real treat for impassioned music lovers, Museo de Instrumentos Musicales boasts the most complete collection of instruments in the nation. You could spend hours exploring the seven rooms holding over 2,000 items, including percussion, string, and wind pieces. Look for the more unusual devices like volcanic rock flutes, guitars made from armadillos, and a panpipe made from palm leaf. Children may be interested in the interactive exhibit, where visitors can play ancient instruments made from wood, bone, turtle shells, and toucan beaks. Make Museo de Instrumentos Musicales a centerpiece of your La Paz vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our La Paz day trip planning tool .
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  • This museum is hands-down the best one on Calle Jaen! Even if you skip the other 4 located in this part of La Paz and visit just this one, it is time well spent. There are musical instruments from Bol...  more »
  • At our hostel, they convinced us to visit this museum, and we're really glad we did! You pay only 5 Bolivianos and get the chance to take a look at some really interesting instruments, but, best of al...  more »
  • Whist on a walking tour we entered the courtyard and discovered that there was a concert there the following evening. Starts at 7 and last 2.5 hours and featured 3 instrumental maestros, and in the fi...  more »
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  • Quaint, interactive which was fun. Some interesting displays. Value for money and has a clean toilet
  • A nice and very cheap experience. It won't take much more than a hour to visit this place and I think it's worth your time.
  • Really interesting museum!
  • Good collection of musical instruments from all over the world. Partial because some exhibits were donated by my family :-).
  • The Museum may lie in the most colonial city street, but we're not sure to navigate by skipping the step. The entrance fee is really very low and really having a good time to discover the richness of Bolivian and international instruments. Can even be fun to try out a few instruments.
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