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Regional Museum of La Paz

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Regional historical and anthropological Museum was opened in the historic center of La Paz city in March 1981 with the aim of preserving and showcasing cultural heritage of the region. Since its opening, the Museum has significantly increased its collection and expanded the scope of services provided.

Regional Museum of La Paz is a massive building, built in the XX century by the architect Jose Figueroa Vasquez.

The first hall of the Museum is devoted to natural science. Thanks to the collection of exhibits in this hall, visitors can see the process of geological formation of the Peninsula of California, where the city of La Paz, and imagine those animals that it was inhabited millions of years ago.

Collection of the second hall tells about the archaeological findings of scholars and helps to restore the way of life of hunter-gatherer tribes who inhabited the territory of the present state of Baja California sur in ancient times, co-existing with mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. Here you can learn about the opening of the Peninsula by Europeans, the history of researches of the southern seas, on arrival in La Paz and the neighboring city of the Jesuits and their missionary activities.

In the third hall of the Museum the exposition devoted to the emergence of the movement for the independence of Mexico from Spanish rule, the Mexican-American war of 1847 and strengthen the regional economy.

Hall of the revolution will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of the city of La Paz and the country as a whole.

Besides exhibition halls, the Museum has archaeological and ethnobotanical gardens, and a small gift shop.