National Museum of Archaeology
It represents the cultural richness of Bolivia. It has anthropology and archaeology collections.
It is located in Ingavy province 70 Km. from La Paz city. It has about 3.500 archaeology objects.
Inside the museum there are impressive stone sculptures as the Kalasasaya Temple, Ponce Monolith, the Gate of the sun, the Gate of the moon. It also has a great amount of vessels, pitchers, and sculpted clays.
Inside the museum there are exhibitions about faces, signs and cultural roots.
They show art in sculptures, vessels, paintings, and other objects.
Address: Tiwuanacu Street 93 between Bravo and Federico Zuazo
Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 19:00hrs
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from15:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00hrs.
National Museum of Art
It is located inside a building of XIII century; it has baroque style and belongs to Tadeo Diez de Medina. It is one of the best civil architecture of XIII century.
It exhibits many paintings, sculpture and furniture collections of contemporary art.
It has permanent exhibitions in each one of the following rooms: Furniture and Sculpture Room, Painting Room, Art of XX Century Room.
It also makes temporary exhibitions such as conferences about the different century’s art
, the most known painters and all referred to Bolivian paintings.
Address: Comercio Street, Socabaya corner, Murillo Square.
Tuesday – Friday, from 9:30 to 12:00 hrs/ and from15:00 to19:00hrs.
Sunday from 10:00 to13:00hrs.
Casa Núñez del Prado Museum
The Museum has sculptures of Marina Núñez del Prado. It was created to preserve, protect and manage the colonial art, the contemporary painting. It preserves handcrafts and silver objects, jewels; and a great number of paintings.
Address: Ecuador Avenue 2034 Sánchez Lima corner La Paz- Bolivia
Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a12:30hrs and from 15:00 to19:00hrs.
Saturday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from15:00 to 18:00hrs.
Sunday from 9.00 to 13:00hrs.
Kusillo Museum is a place dedicated to children
It has workshops, games, plays and dancing.
Address: Roosevelt Street 100 (in front of the ex zoo)
Telephone: 280658 - 280487
Monday – Sunday: from 10:30 to 18:30hrs.
It has Palaeontology, Archaeology, Mineralogy areas, inside Palaeontology area there are 700 objects for exhibition.
Archaeology Saipina Museum
It is an Archaeology and rock art museum. It was opened in 1988 and is dependent of Saipina. It has archaeology objects exhibitions, rock art of the region, ceramics and more objects collections.
Monday to Friday and Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to17:00hrs.
Address: Pablo Serrano Street, north zone(Saipina)
· The Cathedral Museum of Sacred Art where it is possible to appreciate a fine collection of religious art divided in four rooms: cut out in wood, liturgical ornaments, silver ware and picture gallery (besides a section of jewelry and medals). The museum is located inside the Cathedral.
· The Arenal Ethnographic Museum. It presents a collection of different materials and traditional decorations made by ethnic groups as the Güarayos, Chiquitanos, Ayoreos, Izoseños and Tupi-Güaraníes.
. The Noel Kempff Mercado Natural History Museum. It is under the jurisdiction of the René Moreno Autonomous University. It keeps a valuable collection of botanic samples, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. Some dinosaur fossils were found not so far away from the city.
· Casa de la Cultura has been working since 1978. It contains a lecture room and a theater where concerts, movies, videos, courses, workshops, and painting, photograph and sculpture exhibitions take place. Besides, it has a library specialized in regional publications.
Archaeological Museum UMSS
San Simón university museum was created in 1959 by the anthropologist Dick Edgar. This place has more than 40.000 archaeological objects coming from Cochabamba and the rest of the departments. It is a cultural richness representation, since it shows palaeontology and anthropology objects in chronological order.
It has the following services:
- Guided visits for students and tourists
- Tutoring and thesis advising
- Conferences, seminars and cultural activities
Address: Jordán Street 1999 Nataniel Aguirre corner
Opening hours: form 8:00 to 18:00hrs.
National History Museum Alcide D´Orbigni
It is a national history museum has educative and cultural purposes. It is dedicated to research, conservation and spreading of natural sciences; it has as area for dinosaur fossils, crocodiles, turtles, and the rest of the mammals and birds.
Address: Potosí Avenue 1458
Opening hours: from 15:00 to 19:0hrs.
Martín Cárdenas Museum
It is a cultural place, actually renovated. It is Martín Cárdenas house; keeps innumerable cactus researches and souvenirs.
Address: Heroínas Avenue 266
Santa Teresa Convent Museum
Religious museum, located in the historic centre of Cochabamba, was built at the beginning of 1760, under the orders of Santiago Cambiaso, architect and Jesuit. The walls are three meters thick; it has cobbled floor and “musieras” tiles.
The museum is a good alternative for religious tourism, because is a jewel of colonial architecture in Bolivia, reflecting religious history. The National Monument is not only Bolivia’s proud, but also Latino America’s.
Monday to Friday
2:00- 6:00 p.m.
Address: 14 de Septiembre Square, west sidewalk.
Recoleta Museum was opened in 1972. It has a great religious objects collection, colonial paintings, sculpture, archaeology remains and all concerning colonial and republican art. In the middle of the convent there is a thousand-year- old cedar tree.
From Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 -18:00hrs.
Address: Pedro de Anzures Square north zone
National History Museum
This museum is dedicated to study and exhibit stuff animals, minerals and typical plants of Bolivia. This place is dependent of San Francisco University.
Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
Specialized museum in preservation and exhibition of archaeology remains of Bolivia’s south.
Address: Bolivar Street S/N Dalence corner
Santa Clara Museum
It is located in Santa Clara convent inside the church. The exhibited art works as: Biti and Motufar paintings, anonymous sculptures, furniture, musical instruments, and different liturgical objects comes from the convent.
Casa de la Moneda
"La Casa de la moneda" is one of the most visited places, since it is a reflection of Bolivian history and culture.
The money centre was created because of the silver richness of “Cerro Rico de Potosí” and the trade expansion.
This museum exhibit coins, medals and paintings collections; famous sculptures like El Cristo Atado, Santa Barbara, colonial silver objects and archaeology of Tiwuanacu culture as “chullpas”, weapons, fossils, and furniture. It also exhibit native fabrics related with the ethnography and folklore.
Address: Ayacucho Street
The Schedule is the following:
Tuesday to Saturday
Morning from 9:00 to 12:00hrs
Afternoon from14:00 to 18:30
Sunday from 9:00 to 12:00
Special tour: at 11:00, and 17:30 hrs.
The prices are 20 Bs. for foreigners and 10 Bs for Bolivian people.
Palaeontology Archaeology Museum
Natural sciences museum, it exhibits palaeontology objects and archaeology remains of Tarija, mammal's fossils, mineralogy, anthropology, and archaeology collections. It has been working since 1940 and is dependent of Juan Misael Saracho University. It has mammals' fossils, invertebrates, mineralogy, anthropology and archaeology collections.
Address: General Trigo Street Nº 0402, V. Lema, Cercado corner
Telephone: (591-4) 6636680
Minero Del Socavón Museum
The Miner Museum is a repository dedicated to thematic about mineral extraction and miner traditions. It is located inside an antique mine.
It has machinery, instruments, photos, maps, minerals and all concerning miner work.
Address: Santuario del socavón
Monday to Sunday from 9:00 -12:00 and 15:00 - 18:00hrs
Anthropological Museum Eduardo López Rivas
It is a place dedicated to exhibit archaeology objects of pre Columbian cultures in Oruro.
Address: España Avenue S/N, next to the zoo
Monday to Sunday from 8:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00hrs