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Museo Charcas (University Museum Colonial & Anthropological)

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A Good Museum to Visit to Complement Your Knowledge of Bolivia / Sucre - But Under Construction

This museum is a classic Bolivian museum in the sense that the presentations are not very creative... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
La Paz, Bolivia
A bit short on descriptions

I think that the museum has opted for quantity rather than quality. Large glass cabinets line a... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2014
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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21 Oct 2018
“Two Museums and an Art Gallery - amazing”
9 Feb 2017
“A Good Museum to Visit to Complement Your Knowledge of Bolivia / Sucre - But Under Construction”
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is a great place to visit. Huge amount of art & artifacts treasures to see. Plan on spending several hours. In the middle of town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank QuienSabe1
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This museum is a classic Bolivian museum in the sense that the presentations are not very creative and the descriptions not very in-depth. It's key that you get a guide to show you around. On the first floor, one of my favorite paintings of Potosi...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I was hoping to find a museum with some contemporary passion for the Bolivian socialist revolution. Although there are a few interesting pieces, for the most part they play it too safe, and avoid the struggles of bolivianos. Upstairs is the usual anthropology: ancient bowls,...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2014

I think that the museum has opted for quantity rather than quality. Large glass cabinets line a couple of the rooms and these are full of ceramics, a little difficult to see because of the reflections. It is possible to discover the era and the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank RodP136
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Visited the Anthropology section first. Found the skulls and artists impression of how person may have looked interesting. There's a lot of ceramics displayed in high cabinets which line the walls with descriptions in English and Spanish. The second room contains weapons and a few...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

At the time of the visit, the Colonial and Ethnographic sections were closed. I and a group of students had asked for a guide, in Spanish, who rushed us through the rooms because she obviously had better things to do than her job. I ended...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Contrary to our guidebook, I preferred the contemporary art in this particular museum, although the highlight was still the 17th (18th?) century painting of Cerro Rico and Potosi. A variety of mummies and lots of excavated pottery. Too bad I'm not an anthropologist.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Found this place accidentally--and even then, I had to go back there twice to find out when it was open. When I finally got there though at the right time, I was very pleasantly surprised. There was a lot of interesting art work and artifacts,...More

1  Thank PhotoTripper_10
Reviewed 24 November 2012

This is in fact 3 sites in one: museo colonial charcas, museo antropologico and galeria arte contemporaneo. When I visited they were refurbishing the Museo Charcas. However, the entrance fee (20bs.) which gets you into all 3 sites is still a bargain. This is the...More

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank Wanderings75
Reviewed 11 January 2012

There are some interesting things in the museum, including some mummies and deformed skulls. There is also a nice collection of colonial and modern paintings. Unfortunately, these paintings are in desperate need of restoration. The archaeology section is definitely dated and is kept like a...More

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank tombillinge
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