National Folklore Museum - Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore, La Paz
(4.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to Bolivia's cultures from pre-Colombian to present times, National Folklore Museum - Museo Nacional de Etnografia y 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. Before you head to La Paz, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly La Paz vacation generator, to make sure you see all that La Paz has to offer, including National Folklore Museum - Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore.
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  • Before you go anywhere else in the country, this museum will give you an excellent overview of Bolivian culture and history. Before you go textile shopping in Sagárnaga street, you need to see their t...  more »
  • The collection is really great and very attractively presented. We were going be sure because of the masquerade Hall and were not disappointed also, there were many exhibits and these were great. Because something was missing us the time, we have can read (Spanish) unfortunately not all the statements. There are I believe also guided tours in English.
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  • Museum tells the history of the Andean clothing and cultural aspects. The temporary shows are also incredible. There is a Cafe downstairs also. A must go! 
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  • A lot bigger than you think it's going to be. A lot of museums seem to focus on post Spanish invasion of South America. This covers from earlier to modern times. As an English speaker, struggled a bit, as everything is in Spanish- relied on google translate.
  • Very big and detailed museum. Very well presented with a lot of information and different sections.
  • This place is good! Interesting!
  • Can't be in La Paz and not visit.
  • One of the best museums in La Paz