Although it's located on an unassuming side street, the Museo del Poncho calls out with its wiphala (indigenous rainbow) flags fluttering on the building front. This museum permanent collection provides and extensive introduction to the countryâ€™s many varieties of poncho. The exhibits, though, also feature descriptions of the weaving process and displays of ceremonial clothing. Explanations are provided in both English and Spanish. Museo del Poncho also has a qhatu (shop) that carries weavings made by the indigenous women of Lago Titicacaâ€™s villages, sold on fair trade standards.
Calle Baptista (Calle Tito Yupanqui) 42
Historical museum, Anthropology, ethnography, Cultural
The museum is located just east of Avenida Costanera, on the left side of Calle Baptista (when facing the lake). Calle Baptistaâ€™s official name is Calle Tito Yupanqui.
The museum's opening hours donâ€™t follow the schedule too closely. Try getting there in the morning and hope for the best!
Foreigners $2.25, Bolivians $1.50, students (Bolivian) $0.75; children under 5 years, free
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.
Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
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