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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR

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Address: Pasaje Iturricha 314 | Zona La Recoleta, Sucre, Bolivia
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+591 4 6456651

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A lovely experience and you will learn a lot!

I enjoyed learning about the indigenous cultures of Bolivia at this museum. The exhibits are well presented. There is a lovely gift shop where you can buy crafts that will support... read more

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Beatrice C
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed learning about the indigenous cultures of Bolivia at this museum. The exhibits are well presented. There is a lovely gift shop where you can buy crafts that will support the indigenous arts. This museum is worth a visit, if not only to support indigenous cultures of Bolivia.

Thank Beatrice C
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Not let the exterior fool you; from the outside, it looks like a small museum that can be covered in less than an hour. When paying your entrance fee, you can get a booklet in English to self-tour. Even after we paid our entrance, I still had the idea this was a small exhibit space. It was not until we... More 

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Carboneras, Spain
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

A visit to Sucre would not be complete without a visit to the Recoleta, a high "mirador" overlooking the entire city and to ASUR, the Museum of Indigenous Art off the Recoleta square. The museum has a wonderful collection of textiles by the region's indigenous weavers. In fact, there is a weaver installed in the lobby, allowing us to see... More 

Thank Susana T
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the history lessons to see how the indigenous cultures represent the past the future and the now through knitting and that most of the artistic views of the underworld are imagined by women and not men like most of the western cultures the details on the final fabrics you will see here are amazing great display of... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of the two best textile museums I visited in South America. The different styles of fabric weaving were absolutely fascinating as works in their own right. I also deeply appreciated the availability of the book containing English translations of all didactic information which was available on loan from the front desk. This information doubled my appreciation of the works... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip here - we got a bus from our hotel but otherwise it would be 20+ min walk from the centre. Very well laid out although the signs are only in Spanish so if like me you don't speak Spanish you will need a guide to help. Lovely displays of different textiles, many quite old. Shame you... More 

Thank AHZambia
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

There is a lot to see here. Things recovered from a grave on the desert, costumes, weaving and good gift shop (but things are a little pricey). It takes about an hour to go through. If you are interested in a short trip across Bolivia see our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. There is a good view over the city... More 

Thank MurTheExplorer
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Textiles play an important part in the lives of many Andean cultures. The museum focuses on the groups around Sucre, with fine examples of weavings from the immediate region. There are other exhibits in the museum, but the primary subject are the weavings and much care has been taken to explain about traditions and the complexity of the patterns. There... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent 4 hours here but could easily have spent a whole day. Fascinating history and stories presented with intricate detail. Good range of presentation media. Passionate, knowledge staff a lovely to talk to (in multi languages), and to get more info....

Thank Gen S
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I was very surprised by the unbelievable accurate very old and colorful works. I got the real feeling that ancient people contacted with aliens haha.

Thank Anna G

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