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Museo de Metales Preciosos

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The best of the 4

As the title, this was the best museum of the 4 you buy a collective ticket for. I really do wish... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
wherelolawent
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Nice jewellery collection

Nice collection of jewellery here. Interesting way to spend an hour or so. Worth going with a tour... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
MaryG_from_Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

In addition to some really nice gold artifacts I saw the Magna Fuente Bowl, a large earthen ware bowl that has been compared to the Rosetta stone since it has both Aymara(?) writing and Phoenician cuniform pressed into the inside of the bowl giving strong...More

Thank Rocksrfun
Reviewed 8 April 2018

As both an archaeologist and museum professional, I have visited a lot of small/large, local/national museums around the world and this is simply one of the worst I have been to. The gold portion on the lower floor is the worst. There is no label...More

Thank PANC J
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Loved this little museum on Calle Jaen, not just for its small collections of gold and silver, but they have a small room with amazing ceramics, some so unbelievably fine and delicate.

Thank lisalou1963
Reviewed 28 February 2018

As the title, this was the best museum of the 4 you buy a collective ticket for. I really do wish you could just buy a ticket for this one alone. It's a shame you can't take photographs, if anything because there is no English...More

Thank wherelolawent
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I like museums and always spend time in them in every city I visit. These 4 museums (one ticket 20BOB) are disappointing on the whole. Metals, maps, house Murillo, panoramas y cholitas Poor curation, limited information displayed - next to nothing in English (which is...More

Thank KarYntravels
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very good to see original Inca gold jewellery and decorations. I understand why, but it's a pity that no photography is allowed. Spend an interesting and educational hour.

1  Thank Dirk W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Awesome to see! The bowl has Cuneiform writing about local lore, yet no written actual Indian language has ever been found, only symbols.. The Phoenicians? They were master sailors.

1  Thank RoniK85
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have never before been aware on how fragile Inca Gold Art was. Beautiful display of artifacts in gold from the Incas. We learnt a lot.

Thank peterp_knobel
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Nice collection of jewellery here. Interesting way to spend an hour or so. Worth going with a tour if you can get one. The guide can explain the significance of different patterns to Bolivia's history. No photos are allowed in the museum.

Thank MaryG_from_Toronto
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The museum is very interesting. It takes you through the process of how precious metals are extracted from the earth and turned into beautiful pieces of art. There is a vault you can walk through with displays of the gold jewelry found at Tiwanaku burial...More

1  Thank TravelGypsy1953
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