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. Plan my La Paz trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • We were driven by the opinions of a tourist guide. Interesting perhaps, who speaks Spanish, no English translation. We learned later that we could ask an English-speaking guide, but they do offer us on-site. See without understanding is quickly boring... Our paper guide spoke of a floor reserved for the history of the Bolivia, initially he no longer existed for a long time and that's what attracted us most...
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  • the cost of 20 bob walk into this beautiful Museum, ps to take pictures you have to pay extra, within 6 halls very well catered for, recommended
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  • We visited the museum when we had some time left in La Paz. You pay 20 Bolivianos as entrance fee, and if you would like to take pictures, you have to pay 20 Bs more. It was fun and interesting to loo...  more »

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