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Museo de Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia

  • Calle Jaén 711 Map It
  • La Paz
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 02/09/2016

Fodor's Review

This museum, founded by local musician Ernesto Cavour, is the most complete collection of musical instruments in the nation; if you think it's all charangos and quenas, you haven't seen half of what Bolivian music has to offer. Seven rooms feature over 2,000 percussion, string, and wind instruments used in the various regions of Bolivia. There is a special section where children can play ancient instruments made from such materials as wood, bone, turtle shells, and toucan beaks. On Saturdays after closing there is a concert (Bs. 20) led by Cavour and two invited artists.

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Calle Jaén 711, Casa de la Cruz Verde, La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

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  • (Bs)5
  • Daily 9:30–1, 2:30–6:30

Published 02/09/2016


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