The two Charcas university museums are housed in a 17th-century building, which was the former home of one of Sucreâ€™s prominent families.
The Museo Colonial: Arte Virreninal displays a collection of Mannerist and Baroque paintings by European and mestizo artists alongside antique furniture from the 17th to 19th centuries. It includes a display of works by Melchor PĂ©rez de HolguĂn, who was the most important Baroque painter in Bolivia in the late 17th-early 18th century. The museum also houses a modern art collection, which was closed for refurbishments at the time of writing.
In the first room of the Museo AntropolĂłgico â€“ ArqueolĂłgico, youâ€™ll find a large display of ceramics from various pre-Hispanic cultures, some dating back thousands of years. There are also some interesting facial reconstructions of pre-Hispanic skulls. The subsequent rooms have exhibitions of weapons and tools, an area showing reproductions of local cave paintings and some impressive mummified remains. The final room contains examples of traditional costumes and artifacts from different regions of Bolivia.
Calle BolĂvar 698, near corner of Calle Dalence
Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography, Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography, Art
$1.50, students $0.75
Relative price: Mid-Range
Open Hours from:Monday - Friday 8.30am and 2.30pm, Saturday 9am and 3pm
Open Hours to:Monday to Friday midday and 6pm, Saturday midday and 6pm
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