National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, La Paz

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Dedicated to Bolivia's cultures from pre-Colombian to present times, National Museum of Ethnography and 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 Museum of Ethnography and Folklore.
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  • Don't hesitate to go to the museum of ethnography & folklore, it's absolutely brilliant. In my 3 months between Chile, Perú & Bolivia it's in my top 3 muesuems! From my perspective it's current top 3 ...  more »
  • I've been to a lot of museums during my months in Latinamerica - but this one has a few unique features. The first exhibit goes into a lot of depth about textiles - the process is laid out from llama ...  more »
  • 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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