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Museo del Poncho - Museum Copacabana - Bolivia

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 country’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 Titicaca’s villages, sold on fair trade standards.


Calle Baptista (Calle Tito Yupanqui) 42

Copacabana, Bolivia

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Anthropology, ethnography, Cultural

Getting There

The museum is located just east of Avenida Costanera, on the left side of Calle Baptista (when facing the lake). Calle Baptista’s official name is Calle Tito Yupanqui.

Travel Tips:

The museum's opening hours don’t follow the schedule too closely. Try getting there in the morning and hope for the best!

Price Description:

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.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted

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By Margaret Rode
A self-professed city girl, sassy staff writer Margaret Rode hails from Chicago where she received Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Spanish...
27 Jun 2012

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