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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 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 15 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 19 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 7 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 27 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
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Don't miss this collection of instruments, accompanied by music in each of the rooms. Some of the instruments are very unusual and fascinating. It is located in the most charming city in La Paz, a short walk from the main 4 museums to see in...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 25 September 2016

There are many reviews of the museum itself, but the greatest thing about the museum is once a week they have a concert with leading Bolivian musicians at 7 p.m., EXACTLY (may be the only venue in Bolivia with such a strict time schedule) they...More

Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a beautifull particular museum owned by famous musician Ernesto Cavour. He has a huge collection of native musical instruments and the house itself is beautifull to walk and enjoy. SOme night there are free concerts by the Maestro Cavour. A must visit place

1  Thank 123abrahamm
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited several museums in La Paz. This was my favorite. The beautiful building is located in one of the most fancy streets in La Paz, which also houses other museums. The collection is surprisingly diverse and amazing. There was a lot of imagination...More

2  Thank rgnoronha
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