Museo del Litoral Boliviano (Museum of the Bolivian Coast), La Paz

Museo del Litoral Boliviano (Museum of the Bolivian Coast), La Paz

The Museum of the Bolivian Coast (Museo del Litoral Boliviano) in La Paz is a powerful symbol of the country's historical struggles and territorial losses. It was established on July 17, 1978, during the municipal administration of Mario Mercado Vaca Guzmán and driven by Gastón Velasco. This museum holds a significant place in Bolivia's cultural and historical narrative, particularly concerning the Pacific War, which resulted in Bolivia losing its Pacific Ocean coastline.

Situated within La Paz's network of municipal museums, this institution focuses on the Pacific War and pays special tribute to Colonel Eduardo Abaroa, a notable figure in the conflict. The museum operates within a property recognized as part of Bolivia's cultural heritage and is designated as a Monument. Inside, it comprises four distinct rooms, each dedicated to different aspects of the war. Visitors can view photographs of the Pacific ports that were lost, learn about key figures in the war, and see a collection of wartime artifacts, including weapons, banners, and items recovered from the battlefield.

Beyond its function as a historical exhibit, the Museum of the Bolivian Coast serves an educational purpose, primarily aimed at educating young people about this pivotal period in Bolivian history. The museum contains various documents, visuals, and audiovisual materials, including maps and flags from the Pacific War, which vividly depict the consequences of the conflict, notably Bolivia's loss of maritime access.

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Sight Name: Museo del Litoral Boliviano (Museum of the Bolivian Coast)
Sight Location: La Paz, Bolivia (See walking tours in La Paz)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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