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Ethnographic and Folklore Museum

Espana Street 74, Sucre, Bolivia
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Conveniently located and free

When I visited this free museum, it had two exhibits. One was a fantastic exhibit of masks worn at... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Vancouver, Canada
Excellent Museum and Free

It is easy to miss this museum as the sign says Musef, the name of the organization running the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Espana Street 74, Sucre, Bolivia
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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
Reviewed 11 March 2016

It is easy to miss this museum as the sign says Musef, the name of the organization running the museum. It is in the first block off the Plaza de Armas. It has a great collection of masks and photographs of carnaval dancers wearing similar...More

Thank R___D169
Reviewed 10 March 2016

It's a pitty that if you want to take picture of their wonderful masks you've to pay an extra (well like in most of the museums in Bolivia).

Thank Salitre30
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A small but interesting museum. Masks from all over Bolivia some with weird and wonderful histories. Free to enter and very near the main square.

Thank Aidan80
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The colonial-style building the museum is housed in is worth going to see. When I went yesterday the mask exhibition from different indigenous events in Bolivia is truly enjoyable (although they don't want you to take pictures). This is a permanent display; the other two...More

Thank JTBanks
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Nice free museum in a colonial building. When I was there, there was an exhibition of traditional masks. The rest of the museum was empty (maybe in renovation ? )

Thank lora010
Reviewed 27 October 2015

It is a small museum that charges no admission fee. We found some pictures that gave us an idea of how the people from that are used to live. There was an exhibition about masks and costumes.

Thank juliacR2487GF
Reviewed 15 September 2015

If you want to know more about the culture of Bolivia and its many many native tribes, this is a must-visit. What is interesting in general for Bolivia that tribes remained fairly separate for centuries (distances, terrain), and local cultures are also evolved in their...More

Thank isweetmim
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This gets my vote for the best small museum ever! The masks are displayed in a dark gallery and are individually displayed and illuminated in a very artistic and dramatic manner. Each is accompanied by a description of the area of Bolivia/ festival it relates...More

Thank Claimat
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Took me awhile going around in circles to find this place. The name of the place is MUSEF, that's what it says at the entrance. It has 3 small halls: Masks, another room I can't recall, and the third hall upstairs is devoted to the...More

Thank JABuenafe
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