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Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

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Address: Plaza Benito Juarez # 488, entre Guatemala y Cuba, La Paz 10229, Bolivia
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+591 2 2243601

The Museum exhibits a broad variety of textiles and clothing from the...

The Museum exhibits a broad variety of textiles and clothing from the Bolivian Andes, which allow visitors to appreciate the richness and experience the magic of understanding a weaving by reading in its colors and figures the stories and myths of women and men, and their cultures.

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An oasis in the city

This museum was a gem in the city, tucked away on a private street. I had a hard time finding the museum. But with the help of another person and a map, I found it for the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Nyack, New York
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Nyack, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum was a gem in the city, tucked away on a private street. I had a hard time finding the museum. But with the help of another person and a map, I found it for the afternoon open session from 3pm to 6pm. The entry is $2US. I took ave Busch micros up the hill from plaza de uyuni... More 

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Carboneras, Spain
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

A lovely, private small museum that provides an overview of the Andean cultures through the textiles created by the various indigenous communities. Although it's not in the historic center, requiring a taxi ride, going there provides the opportunity to see more of La Paz and visit a residential neighborhood with stately homes and leafy streets. The curatorial scheme is very... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a very humble museum off the beaten path. However, it provides a nice orientation to textile arts in Bolivia. You will see how these arts differ from one area to another. If you have interest in textile arts, you'll find the effort worthwhile.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I so enjoyed this museum, very very informative. truly helped me appreciate my time in Bolivia and understand more of what was around me. Bolivia truly has a treasure here! textiles are Bolivia! If you're fortunate enough to make it to La Paz, please check it out.

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Honolulu, HI
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Ive been to countless archeological museums in South America, including several textile museums. What sets this one apart is the emphasis on preserving the iconography and culture of ancient weavers. I appreciated each exhibit, usually dedicated to one or a few cultures, emphasizing what the patterns and shapes mean. If you aren't particularly interested in textiles or archeology this may... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

If you're interested in traditional textiles this is a good museum with a nice display of weaving a from different regions. The little shop has some nice souvenirs and beautiful scarfs etc. the museum is set in Anniek old house surrounded by a lovely garden.We took a taxi up the hill as it's a bit out of the way.

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

It is quite a trek out to this little museum, which I was willing to do because I am a big fan of textiles. But I found it closed/unattended. There is even a sign that implores the visitor to ring the buzzer because "WE ARE OPEN." But after ringing intermittently for 30 mins. I gave up. Not worth the trip... More 

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Martin J, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, responded to this review
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Lamentamos mucho no haber podido atenderlo. El Museo probablemente se encontraba en refacción. Nos disculpamos y esperamos poder atenderlo en... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Various La Paz residents volunteer to staff the museum and we had a professor explain the textiles to us and help us to decide which ones to purchase if we were interested (we were and we did). Good experience and we learned a lot.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Great display. Wonderful collection of textiles in a small museum

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