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National Archeology Museum - Museo Nacional de Arqueologia

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Bronze Inca figures, mummies and a monolith are among the artifacts from the Tiwanaku and Inca cultures housed in this museum.
Tiwanaku 93, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2311621
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

As an archaeologist and museum professional, archaeology museum are at the very top of my list of local attractions anywhere I go. Sometimes, I'm profoundly disappointed and at others I'm wildly impressed. This is not one of the great museums of South America (think Lima...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this for a wide range of Andean culture and history. Small enough you can enjoy it without being overwhelmed.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Unfortunately things have changed in the last few years, I have been in that museum 10 years ago and they had a bigger space where you could see about the Inca culture, my husband and I visited in April and we hardly seen something interesting,...More

1  Thank Blue H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is an interesting little collection, and a chance to see examples of the wonderful stonework from Tiwanaku, for which you'll be glad if like us you fail to visit the site itself. Unfortunately all the signs are in Spanish, but armed with a dictionary...More

Thank Nyonya
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I could have rated this museum 2 over 5 as well, if I´d be more concerned with a good presentation instead of chaotic displays. But I really was impressed with the collection of pottery, stones, weapons, utensils and a mummy from the Tiwanaku archeological site....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Museum is small but has the necessary maps and explanations, not all of which are in English, to be helpful as background information when visiting other sites.

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Reviewed 5 February 2016

This museum, founded by Arthur Posnansky, has tons and tons of artifacts that he and his successors took from the archeological site of Tiwananku. I go there every once in a while and the sheer amount of pieces on exhibit, plus their beauty and detail,...More

1  Thank PeterHabraken
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The building was constructed for Posnansky around 1920 and alway dedicated in collection of highland pottery an art. You can see examples from Tiwanaku, Inka, Yampara, Yaya mama and other cultures. A must for each archeological interestet. Entry Bolivianos 14.-- for tourists

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Reviewed 16 April 2015

gives a quick overview of the archeology in Bolivia. the explanations are in spanish. opening times seem to be a bit temperamental. but is is worthwhile going there.

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 15 January 2015

From last time the museum was open there is a lot of stuff missing (somebody should explain this to the public and authorities) in this reopening. There are two small pieces that called my attention "The lord of the ducks" found in Lake Titicaca and...More

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