Museum of Musical Instruments, La Paz

4.7
#2 of 10 in Museums in La Paz
A real treat for impassioned music lovers, Museum of Musical Instruments 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 Museum of Musical Instruments 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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  • Interesting to see the variety of instruments from prehistoric to modern times, especially the huge array of charangos. It was fun to try out the different instruments, too.  more »
  • We visited the museo during our visit to La Paz in September. The museum was founded by Ernesto Cavour who is a famous muscian playing the bolivian Charango (a guitar like instrument) The museum is tw...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Good collection of musical instruments from all over the world. Partial because some exhibits were donated by my family :-).
  • Unique
  • Really interesting museum!

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Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
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