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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TripAdvisor
  • Happen to langsgelopen. Nice building, nice overview of traditional strength to pottery. Has fascinating collection of old carnival masks from all over Bolivia. A cafeteria with decent coffee!
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  • Beautiful Museum, unusual place in the eyes of interest. A little local culture and much of America as a whole, recommend.
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  • Great display of ceremonial masks - very well done. The ceramics, textiles, metal-work and feathered costumes were also great. Sure, there is little interpretive signage in English, but what the heck,...  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