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Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia

Calle Jaen 711, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2408177
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Especially fun for children, this museum lets them try playing the assortment of ancient instruments, all made from natural elements, like wood, bone, turtle shells and toucan beaks.
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Calle Jaen 711, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the finest locations in La Paz, a museum full of passion for the topic and interesting/interactive findings. The main sponsor, the great Maestro of charango Ernesto Cavour, one of the kindest and most talented players ever, can be found often in the premises...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely go here. Cheap, really well put together, and interactive! We also saw a lovely concert that they put on at night.

Thank Jess S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is well worth your visit if you are at in any way interested in music. In addition, we happened upon an advertisement outside the museum for a concert that night. We went and thoroughly enjoyed it--lots of folk music and audience "participation" in terms...More

Thank Chuck E
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We are a musical family so this museum was fun for all. Each room has a different focus and the displays are simple but well done. The kids loved the instruments they could touch and play.

Thank Kaylee K
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Interesting to see the variety of instruments from prehistoric to modern times, especially the huge array of charangos. It was fun to try out the different instruments, too.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the museo during our visit to La Paz in September. The museum was founded by Ernesto Cavour who is a famous muscian playing the bolivian Charango (a guitar like instrument) The museum is two stories and has a great collectiom of traditional bolivian...More

Thank AusDonny
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This museum is hands-down the best one on Calle Jaen! Even if you skip the other 4 located in this part of La Paz and visit just this one, it is time well spent. There are musical instruments from Bolivia, the rest of South America...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

At our hostel, they convinced us to visit this museum, and we're really glad we did! You pay only 5 Bolivianos and get the chance to take a look at some really interesting instruments, but, best of all, you can play them as well! Without...More

Thank AnnHr
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Whist on a walking tour we entered the courtyard and discovered that there was a concert there the following evening. Starts at 7 and last 2.5 hours and featured 3 instrumental maestros, and in the first half an enthusiastic band, and only cost 20 Bolivianos,...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Quite an extensive collection of instruments here. As you walk through the exhibit, they play music sometimes and it's a nice addition to just looking at the instruments. Only cost 5 Boliviano's too.

Thank Rebecca R
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