At the very heart of a country with deep Catholic roots, there is a museum dedicated to Tibetan Buddhism. A journey within a journey, the Tibet Museum bridges two worlds.
Visitors are provided with documentation to accompany the exhibits: a copper stupa explains the use of these relics, a statue of a god gives meaning to the movements of Buddha, etc.
The museum occupies the chaplaincy and chapel of a late 19th century institute.
The chapel has a fresco depicting Saint Francis of Assisi talking to the birds. Milarepa, a Tibetan contemporary of the saint, also loved his feathered friends and all living creatures.