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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR

Pasaje Iturricha 314 | Zona La Recoleta, Sucre, Bolivia
+591 4 6456651
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A great museum

This museum located in the upper part of the city displays various examples of the weaving works... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Petrus61
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Nice, France
via mobile
Some beautiful samples of textiles through the years

Enjoyed seeing different tapestries made through the years, but would have enjoyed seeing the woman... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fiftystatesevenconts
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Reno, Nevada
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Pasaje Iturricha 314 | Zona La Recoleta, Sucre, Bolivia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum located in the upper part of the city displays various examples of the weaving works done by various indigenous peoples (jalq'a etc..). It can be visited in an hour or so and there are films on traditional dances. Very interesting.

Thank Petrus61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing different tapestries made through the years, but would have enjoyed seeing the woman at the entrance actually weaving and not just sort of sitting in front of her unfinished product. There were some really beautiful individual pieces on display.

Thank fiftystatesevenconts
Reviewed 2 July 2017

the place is certainly worth a visit. the traditional art they show is very beautiful. but be aware that the provided information is not very dense and interesting.. Tipp: If you want to buy some art you better go to Inca Pallay (art shop) they...More

Thank Gregor M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There is much involved here, and you should take time to absorb the subtleties. You don't need to be a fabric afficionado to accept the culture involved.

Thank Kukulcandve
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I enjoyed learning about the indigenous cultures of Bolivia at this museum. The exhibits are well presented. There is a lovely gift shop where you can buy crafts that will support the indigenous arts. This museum is worth a visit, if not only to support...More

Thank Beatrice C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Not let the exterior fool you; from the outside, it looks like a small museum that can be covered in less than an hour. When paying your entrance fee, you can get a booklet in English to self-tour. Even after we paid our entrance, I...More

Thank BudaBaB
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A visit to Sucre would not be complete without a visit to the Recoleta, a high "mirador" overlooking the entire city and to ASUR, the Museum of Indigenous Art off the Recoleta square. The museum has a wonderful collection of textiles by the region's indigenous...More

Thank Susana T
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the history lessons to see how the indigenous cultures represent the past the future and the now through knitting and that most of the artistic views of the underworld are imagined by women and not men like most of the western cultures...More

1  Thank Miggss
Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of the two best textile museums I visited in South America. The different styles of fabric weaving were absolutely fascinating as works in their own right. I also deeply appreciated the availability of the book containing English translations of all didactic information which was...More

Thank HollieHere
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip here - we got a bus from our hotel but otherwise it would be 20+ min walk from the centre. Very well laid out although the signs are only in Spanish so if like me you don't speak Spanish you will...More

Thank AHZambia
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