Museo Antropológico Eduardo López Rivas

Museo Antropológico Eduardo López Rivas information

Oruro , Bolivia
Street España s/n
admission B$3
Opening hours
8am-noon & 2pm-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

At the south end of town adjacent to the zoo, the Museo Antropológico Eduardo López Rivas is an anthropological and archaeological museum well worth a visit. The fascinating hodgepodge of exhibits includes mastodons, Carnaval costumes, stone-carved llama heads, mummies from the chullpares (funerary towers) that dot the region and skulls exhibiting the horrific cranial deformations once practiced on children. Take any micro (half-sized bus) marked ‘Sud’ from the northwest corner of Plaza 10 de Febrero or opposite the train station, and get off just beyond the old tin-foundry compound.