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Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

Plaza Benito Juarez # 488, entre Guatemala y Cuba, La Paz 10229, Bolivia
+591 2 2243601
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The Museum exhibits a broad variety of textiles and clothing from the Bolivian Andes, which allow visitors to appreciate the richness and experience the magic of understanding a weaving by reading in its colors and figures the stories and myths of women and men, and their cultures.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
14 Mar 2017
“An oasis in the city”
5 Feb 2017
Plaza Benito Juarez # 488, entre Guatemala y Cuba, La Paz 10229, Bolivia
+591 2 2243601
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum was a gem in the city, tucked away on a private street. I had a hard time finding the museum. But with the help of another person and a map, I found it for the afternoon open session from 3pm to 6pm. The...More

1  Thank kays1600
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A lovely, private small museum that provides an overview of the Andean cultures through the textiles created by the various indigenous communities. Although it's not in the historic center, requiring a taxi ride, going there provides the opportunity to see more of La Paz and...More

Thank Susana T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a very humble museum off the beaten path. However, it provides a nice orientation to textile arts in Bolivia. You will see how these arts differ from one area to another. If you have interest in textile arts, you'll find the effort worthwhile.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I so enjoyed this museum, very very informative. truly helped me appreciate my time in Bolivia and understand more of what was around me. Bolivia truly has a treasure here! textiles are Bolivia! If you're fortunate enough to make it to La Paz, please check...More

Thank Sueboo55
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Ive been to countless archeological museums in South America, including several textile museums. What sets this one apart is the emphasis on preserving the iconography and culture of ancient weavers. I appreciated each exhibit, usually dedicated to one or a few cultures, emphasizing what the...More

1  Thank MARiner22
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

If you're interested in traditional textiles this is a good museum with a nice display of weaving a from different regions. The little shop has some nice souvenirs and beautiful scarfs etc. the museum is set in Anniek old house surrounded by a lovely garden.We...More

1  Thank Anniektravels
Reviewed 31 July 2013

It is quite a trek out to this little museum, which I was willing to do because I am a big fan of textiles. But I found it closed/unattended. There is even a sign that implores the visitor to ring the buzzer because "WE ARE...More

3  Thank Twostride
Martin J, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2015
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Lamentamos mucho no haber podido atenderlo. El Museo probablemente se encontraba en refacción. Nos disculpamos y esperamos poder atenderlo en...More

Reviewed 9 July 2012

Various La Paz residents volunteer to staff the museum and we had a professor explain the textiles to us and help us to decide which ones to purchase if we were interested (we were and we did). Good experience and we learned a lot.

3  Thank PAL62
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Great display. Wonderful collection of textiles in a small museum

4  Thank cecilia71
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