We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo del Poncho

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Lovely textiles

This museum has a small but high quality collection of textiles. There are explanations, some in... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Interesting and unique

Exhibits in Spanish and English. Interesting walk through the history of Aymara and Quechua... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
David C
via mobile
Read all 46 reviews
All photos (8)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good65%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“textiles”(3 reviews)
“collection”(3 reviews)
“clothing”(2 reviews)
The museo del poncho exhibits a broad variety of textiles and clothing from Bolivian Andean commmunities; these particular pieces belong to the male attire. It allows the visitor to understand that the poncho is more than just a weaving. It allows...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Tito Yupanqui # 42, Copacabana 10229, Bolivia
+591 2 2243601
Improve This Listing
Reviews (46)
Filter reviews
7 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews textiles collection clothing museum history
Updating list...
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This museum has a small but high quality collection of textiles. There are explanations, some in English but most in Spanish. It was nice to see examples from different times and places, plus the explanation of the weaving process and the plants used for dyes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Exhibits in Spanish and English. Interesting walk through the history of Aymara and Quechua clothing and techniques. Looked closed when arrived and we just had to ring the bell.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David C
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit for 15BOB, considering there is precious little to do in the town. The museum was surprisingly good. Displays are well laid out and descriptions are in English and Spanish. If you are interested in clothes, give it a try.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a gem, when you manage to get in. Luckily for us, a local told us to knock on the door. Once inside the collection of textiles and history of ponchos is fascinating.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Shelagh B
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Small museum (20minutes), looks like it is a collection put in someones house. Lovely exhibition, english explanations everywhere. Amazing products. Actually learned a lot. Would highly recommend coming here to support this initiative!

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank MichelSchuts
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a rather small museum that is a little hidden away, but it's about one block up from the Lake Titicaca coast. It has hundreds of different clothing styles and examples and has good translations into English. It's a great place to see why...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Alice C
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The museum shows you the different pieces of traditional dress from various areas in Bolivia, it also tells you about what they mean and the designs. I enjoyed it :)

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Rosie W
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museo del Poncho staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines