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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
+591 2 2408177
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank VG1302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mcplc
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
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My husband and I visited the museum one Monday in the afternoon, we were so impressed for how much it has to offer, is much more than old stuff. We found musical instruments from many places from Bolivia, South America and the world. It also...More

Thank Blueheart2017
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you're into musical instruments you're going to have a great time in this place. Extensive collection of bolivian instruments, all kinds of charrangos, lovely place to spend a few hours admiring the craftmanship and variety of musical instruments that are showcased. Lovely system that...More

Thank TravellingYuri
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We passed by on the streets of La Paz and had the chance to see the entrance of this museum. Is a fine arts museum with a large types of instruments. Founded in 1962 by famous Bolivian charanguista and inventor of musical instruments, Ernesto Cavour...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 8 January 2017

At least five rooms full of South American instruments, plus a room of international instruments and miniatures, this was a very interesting place to visit. Different music plays as you enter each room, and as others have mentioned, there are opportunities to play a variety...More

Thank emily082017
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The place is perfect to go with children. They can play some instruments! For The musician and not musician it nice to spend 1 hour there.

Thank Gabriela L
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The musuem is located in the beautiful colonial street of la paz. It houses massive collection of antiques and archives of the its musical history 👍🏾

Thank David Albert D
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