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“Well worth an evening out” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Origines Bolivianos

Origines Bolivianos
Ranked #1 of 3 Concerts & Shows in Sucre
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well worth an evening out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We don't normally like these sorts of touristy-cultural events with meals but we were very glad we went to Origines. The show was very professional and enjoyable and even the food was edible. The staff were friendly and welcoming. It gave us a very good insight into Bolivian folklore an dance.

Visited April 2014
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“A really good dance show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

You go for the dance not the food

There are an enormous number of folk dances from all over Bolivia. The dancers perform with enthusiasm, and skill, and in addition look as if they are really enjoying it.

The explanations are all in Spanish, so if you do not understand Spanish you would need an English explanation. But even without any explanation, you can sit back and enjoy the show

I would advise anyone going to skip the food and just have a beer, or indeed nothing. The food was mediocre.

As others have said, they charge 40 Bolivinos for a camera. A rather silly, mean indeed charge that is not necessary, and smacks of caning the tourist.

However, overall, I would recommend the show, and feel that it is something we will remember

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent dancing and show; odd management decisions...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

The dance show is colourful and upbeat and really fun to watch. The whole show lasted about 2 hours and was well worth the money (£9.50) compared to other folkloric shows in South America (yes you Brazil are a bit pricey!) We didn't have dinner there and then were pleased because they took everyone's order for food and drink as soon as the show started! Why??? We found this to be disturbing and an odd decision seeing as we could see most people got there early for the food and then had it served during the show. Also, having to pay extra to take photos is really annoying when tourists pay a little more anyway. Overall, you can't fault the dancers - just the management....

Visited April 2014
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Moorea, French Polynesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent and colorful show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

I don't like late dinners, so I just went for show and really loved it. The dancers are professional, the costumes magnificent. It's a bit on the expensive side, but well worth the money.
You have to pay a right to take photos; ask for a receipt because we were asked to pay again when we left although we had paid with the entrance fee.

Visited January 2014
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Wroclaw, Poland
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“Wow what a show!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We really liked the show!! it was really good experience. It takes around an hour for all dances I would totally recomend the place! However the food was avarage. We got our ticket with set menu, perhaps if you pay for the food seperatly you get better food

Visited August 2013
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