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Museo de Metales Preciosos

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Address: Calle Jean, La Paz, Bolivia
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Nice jewellery collection

Nice collection of jewellery here. Interesting way to spend an hour or so. Worth going with a tour if you can get one. The guide can explain the significance of different patterns... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I like museums and always spend time in them in every city I visit. These 4 museums (one ticket 20BOB) are disappointing on the whole. Metals, maps, house Murillo, panoramas y cholitas Poor curation, limited information displayed - next to nothing in English (which is ok) but very little in Spanish either. The La Paz photo comparison in Murillo y... More 

Thank KarYntravels
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very good to see original Inca gold jewellery and decorations. I understand why, but it's a pity that no photography is allowed. Spend an interesting and educational hour.

1 Thank Dirk W
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Awesome to see! The bowl has Cuneiform writing about local lore, yet no written actual Indian language has ever been found, only symbols.. The Phoenicians? They were master sailors.

1 Thank Roni K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have never before been aware on how fragile Inca Gold Art was. Beautiful display of artifacts in gold from the Incas. We learnt a lot.

Thank peterp_knobel
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Nice collection of jewellery here. Interesting way to spend an hour or so. Worth going with a tour if you can get one. The guide can explain the significance of different patterns to Bolivia's history. No photos are allowed in the museum.

Thank MaryG_from_Toronto
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The museum is very interesting. It takes you through the process of how precious metals are extracted from the earth and turned into beautiful pieces of art. There is a vault you can walk through with displays of the gold jewelry found at Tiwanaku burial sites.

Thank TravelGypsy1953
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

had an amazing morning exploring this museum. Was stunned by the incredible detail in the works of art. Put many aspects of Pre-Incan and Incan culture into perspective.

Thank Sharyn I
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This small but quaint museum brings you exhibits that are significant to the culture of Bolivia. It took me just less than an hour to visit this place. My tour guide was good in explaining the articles and gold accessories displayed in the museum. It is always good to visit cultural museums.

Thank annminky
La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This place is very small but the collection inside is impressive, 5000+year old pieces of gold and stones. it is definitely worth a visit

Thank ultravioletz
Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This museum is small, but has some interesting exhibits, especially the gold grave goods which are displayed very effectively to get a really good look at them without distractions. We only spent about 30 minutes here, but it's worth a visit. As part of the Calle Jaen 4 Museum ticket, entry was good value.

Thank amp1801

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