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Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia

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Address: Calle Jaen 711, La Paz, Bolivia
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Especially fun for children, this museum lets them try playing the...

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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A must visit for music lovers

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 Aramayo, the privately owned Museum of Musical Instruments houses Bolivia’s impresive collection of unique indigenous... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of instruments! It is situated in the museum district of La Paz, on the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 👍🏾

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 this city and well worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 include Ernesto Cavour a legend in Bolivian music and his guests. Often famous contemporary musicians... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to set up the rooms. The instruments are very well maintained and some of them... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Besides being a museum where you can actually play some instruments, the concerts offered every saturday are hosted by Ernesto Cavour, the first musician to write a method for charango learning. While you are in La Paz, do not miss going to an almost free concert of this eminence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I took friends here for the saturday night concert. This is a wonderful way to hear native instruments played by up and coming artists, as well as by some of the best Bolivian musicians. It only costs 20 Bs, it starts at 7 pm sharp and last for about 1,5 - 2 h (with break, where you get hot beverages).... More 

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