National Folklore Museum - Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore, La Paz

(4.5/5 based on 190 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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  • Spectacular in all aspects, the rooms, your samples, the design of the place. The crowd of our, especially the room of them masks, without detriment of the rest, it make a visit obliged to know the culture of the country. Worth it penalty go with tranquility their rooms and appreciate elements archaeological, textiles, e even the room dedicated to the exploitation mining. Fantastic Museum.
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  • Anyone interested in history this place is a must. Several exhibitions of important items for the development of ancient civilizations: ceramics, metals, weapons, masks and the room on the top floor is a must. Makes a very didactic Tiwanaco people history. I didn't expect so much of this Museum, it was a happy surprise.
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  • You can find there stuff that is catchy even for nonfans of museums and some basic information that every visitor of South America should know about the culture. There are many interesting expositions...  more »
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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