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Ethnographic and Folklore Museum

Espana Street 74, Sucre, Bolivia
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Gorgeous masks

Beautifully displayed masks which were stunning. Other rooms and building interesting and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
South West England
Great masks!

Go for the masks, the rest of the exhibits were temporary and I found uninteresting. However, the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Chris B
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“main plaza” (2 reviews)
Espana Street 74, Sucre, Bolivia
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautifully displayed masks which were stunning. Other rooms and building interesting and attractive too.

1  Thank Bolton508d
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Go for the masks, the rest of the exhibits were temporary and I found uninteresting. However, the masks and the stories behind them are amazing. So elaborate, and fascinating to imagine in use. The entry cost 10 BOB, as I recall.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A great display of a variety of masks downstairs. Upstairs gold and silver items and women's ornaments and some clothing.

Thank teamturtledmdm
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This museum is free. It has a fantastic collection of masks from around the country. Unfortunately you arn`t allowed to take photos

Thank 10_Downing_St
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This mask museum is not even 1 block away from the main plaza. It has a TON of masks on display and lots of informative signs to explain them. Each region has it's own traditions and styles of masks.

Thank lmari535
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I really enjoyed this exhibition. The masks were very well displayed and if you can read Spanish then the information on the different types of masks, the regions and their meanings will be very intetesting. The museum has several different exibitions and a lot of...More

1  Thank donajay2015
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This museum has a good collection of lcostume and headgear worn by local tribes during their various ceremonies. Entry is free, they are more concerned that you don't take photos, and it will only take you 20 minutes or longer if you want. Unfortunately there's...More

Thank Alek C
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This museum is well worth your time. A great collection of Masks, clothes and local items. If you only go to one museum this is the one to see.

1  Thank jeffgdds
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The MUSEF is tiny but packed with fascinating things. The four rooms of traditional masks are very interesting and the accompanying plaques are informative, if brief and only in Spanish (get google translate for the instant text translation feature). As the rooms progress the masks...More

Thank Adrianne M
Reviewed 19 May 2016

When I visited this free museum, it had two exhibits. One was a fantastic exhibit of masks worn at fiestas around Bolivia, including many of the devil (and one of his wife). I later saw similar masks on a video at the extraordinary Museum of...More

Thank Rik214
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