Tourist attractions and things to do in Bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flats, Uyuni

Uyuni Salt Flats

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia was formed by the disappearance of an inland ocean that covered most of the Altiplano and extended all the way to the Titicaca lake. It is an extraordinary experience to cross this lake of salt by car.

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Lake Titicaca, Copacabana

Lake Titicaca

The Titicaca Lake is the highest navigable lake in the world with an average height of 3,810 meters above the sea level. The Titicaca Lake is a great tourist attraction for nature lovers. A portion of lake Titicaca belongs to Bolivia and the other one to Peru.

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Sajama National Park , Oruro

Sajama National Park

The National Park Sajama is located to the Northwest of Oruro, Bolivia. Features the imposing snow covered Sajama mountain, altoandinas lagoons, thermal water and andinism routes.

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Oruro Carnival, Oruro

Oruro Carnival

The Carnival of Oruro is held as a sign of devotion to the Virgin of Socavon. The Carnival of Oruro is one of the largest cultural events and festivities in Bolivia and Latin America.

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Jesuit Missions, Santa Cruz

Jesuit Missions

The Jesuit missions in Bolivia have remained intact and even after hundreds of years they continue to marvel the visitors. They are located on the eastern lowlands of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at about 6 hours from the city.

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Silver Mines of Potosí, Potosi

Silver Mines of Potosí

One of the main tourist attractions of Potosi in Bolivia is the Cerro Rico. From the depths of this amazing mountain, huge amounts of silver have been extracted since 1545.

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La Paz City, La Paz

La Paz City

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia. Altitude of the city ranges from about 4058 meters (13,313 feet) above sea level in El Alto (where the airport is located) to 3100 meters (10,170 feet) in the lower residential area. It is the highest national capital in the world.

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Torotoro National Park, Potosi

Torotoro National Park

The National Park Toro Toro is located to the north of Potosi, Bolivia. Among the attractions are the cavern of Huma Jalanta, Huaca Senka. There are tracks of dinosaurs, the Inca ruins of Flame Chaqui and cave paintings.

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Green Lagoon, Uyuni

Green Lagoon

Green lagoon (Laguna Verde) is a high-altitude mineral lake in the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, known for its beautiful green color.

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Red Lagoon, Uyuni

Red Lagoon

The Red lagoon (Laguna Colorada) is a shallow lake within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile. The lake is famous for its strong red colour caused by algae that provide food for large flocks of pink flamingos.

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Rock Tree, Uyuni

Rock Tree

The Rock Tree (Árbol de Piedra) is a tree-like rock formation in the Siloli Desert desert that offers great photo opportunities!

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Tiwanaku, La Paz

Tiwanaku

The ruins of Tiwanaku are found near the south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca, about 72 km (44 miles) west of La Paz, Bolivia. Tiwanaku is a recognized World Heritage Site.

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Copacabana, Copacabana

Copacabana

Copacabana is a small town located on the Bolivian shore of Lake Titicaca. This is the original Copacabana and a popular resort destination for travelers .

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Apolobamba National Park , La Paz

Apolobamba National Park

The National Park Apolobamba is located to the West of La Paz, Bolivia and has a fantastic scenic beauty because of the snow-covered high mountains: Akamani, Presidente and Katantika.

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Cotapata National Park , La Paz

Cotapata National Park

The National Park Cotapata is located to the Northeast of La Paz, Bolivia. One of its greater attractions is the pre-Colombian road of the Chucura or Choro or Inca Road.

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Noel Kempf Mercado National Park , Santa Cruz

Noel Kempf Mercado National Park

The National Park Noel Kempf Mercado in Santa Cruz, Bolivia has been declared Natural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. The Noel Kempf Mercado park presents an exceptional scenic beauty thanks to large farallones and water falls of the Caparu plateau.

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Yungas, Coroico

Yungas

The Yungas region is found almost three hours from La Paz, Bolivia. The landscape is a combination of green hillsides, precipices, rivers, cascades, and moderate vegetation.

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Island of the Sun, Copacabana

Island of the Sun

The Island of the Sun is located on the Northwest end of the peninsula of Copacabana, Bolivia. The Island of the Sun has several ancient monuments - The Pilkokaina Palace and the Chinkana or Labyrinth, The Stairway of the Inca, Sacred Fountain Youth and the Incas' Terraces.

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Town of Uyuni, Uyuni

Town of Uyuni

Uyuni in Bolivia is a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. Tourism is its main source of prosperityt hanks to the the world's biggest Salt Flats.

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Chacaltaya, La Paz

Chacaltaya

Chacaltaya is the highest skiing area of the world. The Chacaltaya mountain (5,580 meters), is one of the mountains of the Cordillera Real (Royal Mountain range) of the Oriental Andes and it is only at 36 kilometers from La Paz, Bolivia.

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Casa Nacional de la Moneda, Potosi

Casa Nacional de la Moneda

The Casa de la Moneda is a vast, elegant, and strikingly beautiful building that takes up a whole city block. In many specialists' opinion, it is the most important building among the colonial architecture of South America. Its construction began in 1750 and concluded in 1773. The works were in charge of the manufacturer and architect Salvador de Vila

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Cementerio de Trenes - Train Graveyard, Uyuni

Cementerio de Trenes - Train Graveyard

The Train Graveyard opens a door to Uyuni's past when the mining industry collapsed, partly due to mineral depletion. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery - a peculiar tourist attraction very different from the beautiful landscapes of the area.

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Colchani Town, Uyuni

Colchani Town

Colchani is also called Puerto Seco (Dry Port) and represents the main access to the Salt Flat due to its location just on the border of the Majestic Salt Flat. Also in Colchani you will find a Salt Factory where visitors can see a rudimentary way to extract and process salt.

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Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, Uyuni

Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

The town of San Pedro the Atacama is set in an oasis inside the San Pedro de Atacama desert at 2440 m.a.s.l. and 1.670 kilometers away from Santiago de Chile. It is the gateway to the biggest salt flat in the world: the Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia.

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Andean Fauna, Uyuni

Andean Fauna

The Andean fauna populating the surroundings of the Uyuni Salt Flat and the amazing lagoons is diverse and rich.

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Incahuasi Island, Uyuni

Incahuasi Island

Set on the remains of a volcano, Incahuasi Island, was used as a resting place for the Incas who used to cross the salt flat with llamas.

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Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba

Cristo de la Concordia

Perched atop the San Pedro hill in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the 33 m (109 ft) tall statue of the Cristo de la Concordia is the tallest of its kind in the world. Visitors can climb inside up to the arms for a panoramic view of the city of Cochabamba.

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Eyes of the Salt Flat (Ojos de Sal), Uyuni

Eyes of the Salt Flat (Ojos de Sal)

The eyes of the salt flat are the outlets for subterranean rivers flowing under the Uyuni Salt Flat.

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Amazing Lagoons, Uyuni

Amazing Lagoons

Near the Salt Flats of Uyuni, Bolivia several spectacular lagoons amaze the visitors - Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon), Laguna Hedionda (Stinking Lagoon), Laguna Canapa.

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Cathedral and Plaza Murillo, La Paz

Cathedral and Plaza Murillo

Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, holds the Presidential Palace, and in the center of Plaza Murillo, opposite, stands a statue of President Gualberto Villarroel. The Cathedral was built in 1835 on a steep hillside and the main entrance is 12m higher than its base on Calle Potosi.

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Cañapa Lagoon, Uyuni

Cañapa Lagoon

Canapa is a salt water lagoon situated in Sud Liez province of the Potosi department, close to the Hedionda (smelly) Lagoon.

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Ramaditas Lagoon, Uyuni

Ramaditas Lagoon

The Ramaditas Lagoon is a sweet water lagoon in Sud Lipez Province of Potosi.

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Shiarkhota Lagoon, Uyuni

Shiarkhota Lagoon

The Shiarkhota Lagoon or Chiar Khota is located in Sud Lipez province, Potosi, Bolivia.

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Honda Lagoon, Uyuni

Honda Lagoon

The Honda lagoon is the deepest lagoon, its light blue waters contrast with the highland's earthy colors.

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Siloli Desert, Uyuni

Siloli Desert

The Siloli Desert is located at the southeast of Potosi city. It's famous mainly for its rock formations like the Arbol de Piedra. It's part of the Atacama desert the driest in the world.

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Witches' Market, La Paz

Witches' Market

The Witches Market is one of the main and most impressive attractions in La Paz, Bolivia. The Witches Market has shops of typical outfits made by hand with completely natural materials, souvenirs and other ornaments made of exotic types of wood, carved with ancestral motives

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Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, Uyuni

Eduardo Avaroa Reserve

The Eduardo Avaroa Reserve is one of the most visited natural places in Bolivia. Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserva is characterized by mountains, colorful lagoons, volcanoe, geisers, and peculiar flora and fauna, is a place to be explored and remembered.

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Island of the Moon, Copacabana

Island of the Moon

The Island of the Moon (Koati) is located at 7 Km. from the Island of the Sun. The ruins of the Inak Uyu (Palace or Temple of the Moon) are found here.

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Thermal waters and geysers, Uyuni

Thermal waters and geysers

At about an hour from the Red Lagoon in Bolivia there are several geysers. This endless supply of water is spitted out of the ground at a temperature of 90 C, through fumaroles and cracks through which sometimes even volcanic lava erupts.

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Villa Abecia, Sucre

Villa Abecia

On the road to Tarija in Bolivia is Higuerayoc or Abecia Village. This valley is ideal for grapevine production and the bathing results have amazingly clean and pure water which attract a lot of visitors.

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San Cristobal town, Uyuni

San Cristobal town

Community located 900 km far from Uyuni. The town is near by the San Cristobal silver mine, one of the biggest in the world.

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Polques Hot Springs, Uyuni

Polques Hot Springs

The Polques Termal waters are well-known because of its intense volcanic activity. Early in the morning tourists enjoy to have a bath in these healing waters.

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Licancabur Volcano , Uyuni

Licancabur Volcano

Guardian of the Verde Lagoon the Licancabur Volcano is very popular among tourists due to its similarity to Mars. The NASA has been making studies about the volcano reason why it captures more attention and interest.

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Tunupa Volcano, Uyuni

Tunupa Volcano

The Tunupa Volcano (Volcan Tunupa) is located at the Daniel Campos province in the Oruro department. The volcano has a height of 5432 meters and can be seen from the entire Uyuni Salt Flat. The Tunupa's Volcano area is home of different fauna species like flamencos, ostriches and foxes.

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Ollague Volcano, Uyuni

Ollague Volcano

Ollague let to enjoy a panoramic view of Ascotan and Carcote Salt Flats. The volcano has a crater of 1250 square meters from where displays fumarolic activity, particularly to the south of its summit area but no historical eruptions have been confirmed from Ollague. The volcano also contains a deictic summit lava dome.

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Huatajata Community, La Paz

Huatajata Community

Huatajata is an indigenous aymara community conformed by 11 communities and it's one of the most important tourist areas in the occident of Bolivia.

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San Jose de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz

San Jose de Chiquitos

This Jesuit settlement is the oldest in the area and is very similar to the North Argentinean or Paraguayan missions, However these last missions are now ruins or museums, while San Jose church  still celebrates mass and hosts a very active music school.

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Calle Jaen, La Paz

Calle Jaen

Calle Jaen in La Paz, Bolivia has been preserved from its Spanish days, and is home to 10 interesting museums clustered together. Calle Jaen is La Paz's finest colonial street, and the museums can easily be bundled into one visit.

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Winter Solstice - Aymara New Year, Tiwanaku

Winter Solstice - Aymara New Year

The winter solstice is celebrated in Tiwanaku Town every June 21st. This date marks the Aymara New Year or Machaj Mara and it also marks the beginning of a new agricultural year.

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Amboro National Park , Santa Cruz

Amboro National Park

The National Park Amboro in Bolivia presents a great scenic beauty: deep valleys, the torrential rivers and the water falls. It is located to the West of Santa Cruz, among the Ichilo, Manuel Maria Caballero, Florida and Andres Ibanez provinces.

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Carrasco National Park , Cochabamba

Carrasco National Park

The National Park Carrasco is located to the east of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Carrasco boasts incredible cloud forests and mountain scenery, deep valleys and canyons, torrential rivers, waterfalls, and exuberant vegetation.

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Tunari National Park , Cochabamba

Tunari National Park

The Tunari National Park is located to the West of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The Tunari National Park features Mount Tunari reaching about 5,200 meters and numerous lakes.

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Moon Valley, La Paz

Moon Valley

The Valley of the Moon is located at about 5 kilometers from La Paz, Bolivia. The scenery is formed by rocky formations, which gives an eerie sensation of being on another planet or the moon.

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Illimani, La Paz

Illimani

Illimani is the highest peak (6,438 metres or 21,122 ft) in the Cordillera Real (part of the Cordillera Oriental, a subrange of the Andes) of western Bolivia. It lies just south of La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano.

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Coroico, Coroico

Coroico

Coroico in the Yungas of Bolivia is a great place to spend a night before heading up to La Paz, or further into the Jungle.

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Puerto Suarez, Santa Cruz

Puerto Suarez

Puerto Suarez is the main landmark of the borderline between Brazil and Bolivia, and it is also the starting point of the tour of the Bolivian portion of the Wetlands (Pantanal).

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Villa Tunari, Cochabamba

Villa Tunari

Villa Tunari in Tropical Area of Cochabamba is located in the center of Bolivia between the Andes Mountain Range and the lowlands of the Amazon. Enormous ecological diversity is spread all across its rivers and forests.

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Coipasa Lake, Oruro

Coipasa Lake

Coipasa is Bolivia's second largest salt flat, in the arid but colourful Altiplano of Bolivia, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the city of Oruro, near the Chilean border.

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Tarabuco, Sucre

Tarabuco

Tarabuco is located at 60 Km. from Sucre, Bolivia. Tarabuco has a very colorful Sunday fair where local residents exhibit outfits, helmets and ponchos of various colors, designs and patterns.

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Manuripi Wildlife Reserve, Pando

Manuripi Wildlife Reserve

Manuripu Wildlife reserve is an extense area surrounded by rivers, the access in rain season is dificult, the reserve has large variety of fauna, birds specially, the wood extracction is one of the most important activities in the area, beautiful and wild.

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Municipal Zoo, Santa Cruz

Municipal Zoo

The Municipal Zoo in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is one of the most complete zoos in this part of South America with a variety of typical fauna of the region.

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Parque Arenal, Santa Cruz

Parque Arenal

Parque Arenal in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is a favorite among locals. Parque Arenal surrounds a lagoon and is a perfect place for lounging or taking a stroll. On an island in the middle of the lagoon there is a mural by Santa Cruz-born artist Carlo Lorgio Vaca, famous for his bas-relief murals.

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Cabañas del Pirai, Santa Cruz

Cabañas del Pirai

The Cabanas del Pirai (Pirai Cabins) are located in the western sector of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at the end of the Roca Coronado Avenue. The Pirai River is a favorite place for the local people in the hot days of summer

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Samaipata, Santa Cruz

Samaipata

Near Santa Cruz, Bolivia lie the magnificent ruins of a fortress, known as Fuerte de Samaipata (Samaipata Fortress). Samaipata used to be a fortress of the Kollasuyo Empire.

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Camiri, Santa Cruz

Camiri

Camiri in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is located on the shores of the Parapeti River in a small valley surrounded by rolling hills. Camiri is known as the oil capital of Bolivia. Nearby you can visit hot springs and several other rivers and streams.

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Montero, Santa Cruz

Montero

Montero is a city in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Montero has an elevation of 300 meters above sea level and an average temperature of 23 C. The city is predominantly agricultural, producing soybeans, cotton, corn and rice.

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Cotoca Sanctuary, Santa Cruz

Cotoca Sanctuary

Cotoca is a small town of Guarani origin located to the East of Santa Cruz in Bolivia. The Sanctuary of the Virgen de Cotoca, a parrish run by Dominican priests, is a beautiful colonial-style church located on the central plaza.

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Los Espejillos, Santa Cruz

Los Espejillos

Los Espejillos is a remote tropical paradise in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With its sparkling waterfalls and natural pools it is truly a wonder of nature. A series of waterfalls have carved out and filled several deep pools as they cascade downward in step-like fashion, each flowing into the next.

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Boat trip in the Amazon region, Santa Cruz

Boat trip in the Amazon region

The Reina de Enin Ecological Cruiser is a riverboat that navigates on the Mamore River, the largest river in Bolivia, and a tributary of the Amazon River. The cruiser offers 2-6 day tours during which time you will be in close contact with wildlife and nature.

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La Chiquitania, Santa Cruz

La Chiquitania

La Chiquitania in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is a vast and extraordinary territory in which we are able to admire churches of the Jesuit period and where we find wonderful wood carvings and equally beautiful paintings of saints and scenes of religious life.

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Cathedral of Cochabamba, Cochabamba

Cathedral of Cochabamba

Cathedral of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The facade reflects a mestizo fusion of Spanish Baroque and indigenous architectural styles.

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Archeological Museum, Cochabamba

Archeological Museum

The Archeological Museum of Cochabamba, Bolivia, displays approximately 40,000 archaeological, ethnographic and paleontological pieces mostly from the Department of Cochabamba and some from Bolivia's other regions.

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La Recoletta, Cochabamba

La Recoletta

On the Northern side of the Rio Rocha in Cochabamba, Bolivia is La Recoletta and Avenida Pando. La Recoletta is a modern and chic area and center of nightlife in Cochabamba.

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La Cancha, Cochabamba

La Cancha

One of the biggest attractions in Cochabamba, Bolivia is La Cancha - the city market on the south side of town and the largest open-air market in South America. Clothing, food, souvenirs, or books, the Cancha has it all.

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Pairumani, Cochabamba

Pairumani

Pairumani is located at 21 kilometers from Cochabamba in Bolivia and has an average temperature of 19 C. The Hacienda (farmhouse) of Simon I. Patino, known as the Baron of Tin is found in Pairumani. Pairumani is one of the most attractive places of the central valleys of the area.

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Tarata, Cochabamba

Tarata

Tarata is a town located at 35 kilometers from the city of Cochabambain Bolivia and has a moderate climate of 22 C. Thanks to its well-preserved colonial architecture Tarata remains a popular tourist destination in the valley.

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Cliza, Cochabamba

Cliza

Cliza is a small town located 35 km from Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cliza has a traditional fair on Sundays, with an enormous variety of typical dishes and drinks ("Pichon" (Squab) and "Chicha from Cliza" (Fermented drink made of corn)).

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Parque Machia, Cochabamba

Parque Machia

Parque Machia is located a short walk to the east of Villa Tunari in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The topography presents splendid views of the Andean Cordillera Oriental and of the lowland tropical region. The bountiful wildlife and pleasant breeze make this an ecotourism hot spot.

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Incachaca, Cochabamba

Incachaca

Incachaca or "Inca Bridge" is found at 93 Km from the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia. Incachaca hosts beautiful waterfalls, semi-subterranean cascades, and natural springs gurgling with fresh water.

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Totora, Cochabamba

Totora

Totora is the capital of Carrasco province in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Totora's cobble stoned streets and panorama of red tiled roofs recall Bolivia's colonial and republican past.

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Incallajta, Cochabamba

Incallajta

The ruins of Incallajta are located about two hours and fifteen minutes drive or 142 Km from the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia. The great fortress of Incallajta is a testament to the splendor of the Inca Empire, its massive stone constructions covering roughly 12 hectares.

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Casa de Murillo, La Paz

Casa de Murillo

Once the home of Don Pedro Domingo Murillo, a leader in the La Paz Revolution of July 16, 1809, in Bolivia, the Casa de Murillo displays collections of colonial art and furniture, textiles, medicines, musical instruments and household items of glass and silver that once belonged to Bolivian aristocracy.

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Coca Museum, La Paz

Coca Museum

The Coca Museum in La Paz, Bolivia explores the sacred leaf's role in traditional societies, its use by the soft-drink and pharmaceutical industries and the growth of cocaine as an illicit drug.

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Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

Iglesia de San Francisco

The hewed stone basilica of San Francisco in La Paz, Bolivia, reflects an appealing blend of 16th-century Spanish and mestizo (indigenous-Spanish) trends. The cloisters and garden of the recently opened Museo San Francisco, adjacent to the basilica, beautifully revive the history and art of La Paz's landmark.

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La Paz Cemetery, La Paz

La Paz Cemetery

In La Paz Cemetery, as in most Latin American cemeteries, bodies are buried in the traditional Western way or placed in a crypt.

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Lucha Libre, La Paz

Lucha Libre

One one of the most popular local attractions in El Alto, Bolivia, is the Lucha Libre, or wrestling matches, where theatrical males and acrobatic cholitas play to the crowds.

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16 de Julio Market, La Paz

16 de Julio Market

When visiting La Paz, Bolivia, for an excellent market experience don't miss the massive Mercado 16 de Julio, which stretches for many blocks along the main thoroughfare and across Plaza 16 de Julio. This shopaholic's paradise has absolutely everything, from food and electronics, to vehicles and animals.

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Mercado Negro, La Paz

Mercado Negro

The Mercado Negro in La Paz, Bolivia, is the place to pick up undocumented merchandise, much of it bootlegged, and just about anything else you may hope for.

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Casa de la Libertad, Sucre

Casa de la Libertad

On August 6, 1825, the freedom fighters of Bolivia assembled in the Casa de la Libertad to declare independence from Spain. You can visit the exact same room where the liberators met. The first Bolivian congresses were held in the Salon de la Independencia, originally a Jesuit chapel.

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Glorieta Castle, Sucre

Glorieta Castle

The Castle of la Glorieta in Sucre, Bolivia, is a unique attraction which used to belong to Don Francisco de Argandona. The Castle of la Glorieta was constructed towards the end of the XIX century and exhibits various architectural styles - Mudejar or Mohammedan Style, neoclassic, baroque and neo-gothic.

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Catedral Basilica, Sucre

Catedral Basilica

The Cathedral in Sucre, Bolivia dates from the middle of the 16th century and is a harmonious blend of Renaissance architecture with later Baroque additions. The Catedral Basilica is considered to be the most valuable religious monument of Sucre.

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General Cemetery, Sucre

General Cemetery

The general cemetery in Sucre, Bolivia, is one of the best options to go and learn a bit more about the life of known historical and political figures of the past, whose remains rest at this important landmark.

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Museums in Sucre, Sucre

Museums in Sucre

There are many important museums in the city of Sucre, Bolivia, dealing with religious, colonial, republican and ethnografic themes. This article is a brief description of the most important ones.

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Churches in Sucre, Sucre

Churches in Sucre

There are many remarkable churches in the city of Sucre, Bolivia. This article is a brief description of the most important ones.

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Cachimayu, Sucre

Cachimayu

Cachimayu near Sucre, Bolivia is one of the main areas where the Pilcomaya River runs through a populated area. On the riverside there are luxurious and leafy gardens and orchards, and several country homes such as the "Cabanas Cachimayu" (Cachimayu Cabins).

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Yotala, Sucre

Yotala

Emerging from a long chain of mountains pickled by canyons and waterfalls, Yotala near Sucre, Bolivia, is a very picturesque town. The most important folkloric-religious event is celebrated annually on the 30th of August during the feast of Santa Rosa.

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Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o), Sucre

Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o)

Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o) is definitely one of the most unique attractions in Bolivia. 65 million years ago the site of Sucre's Fancesa cement quarry, six kilometers from the centre, was the place to be for large, scaly dinosaurs.

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Sanctuary of Socavon, Oruro

Sanctuary of Socavon

Santuario del Socavon is a religious temple of special devotion for the inhabitants of Oruro, where the Candlemas's Virgin is worshipped. The splendid Carnival of Oruro is carried out in her honor.

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Lighthouse of Conchupata, Oruro

Lighthouse of Conchupata

Enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Oruro in Bolivia from the national monument called Lighthouse of Conchupata, where the current bolivian national emblem was hoisted for the first time on November 7th, 1851,

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San Miguel de la Rancheria Church, Oruro

San Miguel de la Rancheria Church

San Miguel de la Rancheria is one of the oldest churches in the city of Oruro in Bolivia. It keeps paintings and sculptures of enormous sacred value.

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La Portada del Beaterio, Oruro

La Portada del Beaterio

La Portada del Beaterio, sculpted in stone, is a pilgrimage center in devotion to its founder, Sister Nazaria March, beatified in 1993. It has a convent where a small museum exists with its founder's belongings.

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Yarvicoya Church, Oruro

Yarvicoya Church

The Yarvicoya Church is another remarkable example of the mestizo Baroque art. It is located a few kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia. The church has been declared a national monument.

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San Jose mine, Oruro

San Jose mine

The silver, lead and tin that were extracted of the tunnels of San Jose mine were very important for the economy of Bolivia. The mine, located at 5 kilometers from downtown Oruro, began to be exploited two centuries ago.

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Vinto, Oruro

Vinto

Vinto is a town located at five kilometers from the city of Oruro in Bolivia. Vinto is the Bolivia's most important industrial center. Vinto has several smelting furnaces used to purify argentiferous metals

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Cala Cala, Oruro

Cala Cala

Cala Cala is a town which was built at about 21 kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia. Cala Cala is an archaeological area, where pre-colombinan paintings can be found. Flocks of flamingos, llamas and felines, were sketched with simple lines by the ancient Bolivians.

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Curahuara de Carangas, Oruro

Curahuara de Carangas

Located Southwest from Oruro in Bolivia, Curahuara de Carangas was built over the flat terrain of the Altiplano (High Plateau) while following a typical architectural style from colonial times. Curahuara was also known as "Ruta de la Plata" (The Silver Route), and it was the only way of access to the Pacific Ocean.

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Pumiri, Oruro

Pumiri

At approximately 20 kilometers from the town of Turco near Oruro, Bolivia, are the pre-historic ruins of Pumiri that can be seen from a distance. These ruins are known as "Cuidad de Piedra" (City of Stone).

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Capachos and Obrajes, Oruro

Capachos and Obrajes

The waters of the spas of Capachos and Obrajes near Oruro, Bolivia, are hot and medicinal and a temptation for the tourists that arrive in Oruro.

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Chullpares bridge, Oruro

Chullpares bridge

From Chullpares bridge near Oruro, built in the colonial time, the beauty of the highlands of Bolivia can be appreciated.

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Lake Poopo, Oruro

Lake Poopo

Lake Poopo is located at 65 kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia, on the route that leads to the neighboring department of Potosi. The biggest attraction is the island of Panza, an ideal place for hunting and fishing.

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Paria, Oruro

Paria

A temple of stone of remarkable mestizo style is the main jewel of the first town in the region to be founded by the Spanish conquerors. According to the historical data, Paria near Oruro, Bolivia, was founded in 1535 by Diego de Almagro and the captain Juan de Saavedra.

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Casa Dorada, Tarija

Casa Dorada

The Casa Dorada (Golden House) has as one of its main features its highly symmetrical design. The front resembles a single tile made of several columns. The top portion has window openings with a semicircular groined arch atop of each one

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San Francisco Church, Tarija

San Francisco Church

Construction of the San Francisco Church began in the 17th century, although its current facade corresponds to the 18th century. In 1610, people responsible for the temple headed the foundation of La Cofradia de Nuestra Señora de la Visitacion, composed by the freed black slaves residing in the city.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija, Tarija

Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija was built in 1810 by the Jesuits and declared a cathedral in 1925. At present, it runs a public school and in its interiors it harbors the Cathedral Museum that displays valuable objects such as oil paintings, silver work and gold chalices with stone inlays.

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San Roque Church, Tarija

San Roque Church

Iglesia de San Roque (the Church of San Roque) is built on wooden pitches, disposed in forms of columns. The temple has three wooden vessels in wooden and external eaves. The roof of tiles rests on a hurdle lattice. The church was remodeled in the second half of the nineteenth century by the Argentine architect Bustamante.

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San Juan Church, Tarija

San Juan Church

The San Juan Church was founded in 1632. The surrender of the Spaniards was signed here, and so the victory of the National Liberation Army was enacted, after the battle of La Tablada in April 1817. It is located in the area of the same name from which visitors can appreciate a panoramic view of the city.

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Tomatas, Tarija

Tomatas

Tomatas is a natural bathing resort located 5 Km. from the city of Tarija. Its beaches are bathed by waters from the Guadalquivir and Erquis rivers. Tomatas has a suspension bridge over it and a small park with a forest in it, a perfect site for an unforgettable picnic.

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San Lorenzo, Tarija

San Lorenzo

Located at 16 Km from the city of Tarija, the town of San Lorenzo displays Spanish colonial styles, wood-carved balconies and stone-layered streets. In this town is the house of Eustaquio "Moto" Mendez, hero of Bolivia's fight for independence from the Spanish rule and a beautiful church with an archaeological style from 1709. The house is currently a museum.

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Yacuiba, Tarija

Yacuiba

Yacuiba is a border town with Argentina and it is an important urban center. Its vegetation and fauna are diverse. A large highway links Bolivia to Argentina. Every year the FESTIFRONT event is held in Yacuiba.

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Padcaya, Tarija

Padcaya

For those visitors who love archaeological investigations and adventure, we recommend visiting the town of Padcaya, located at 55 kilometers from Tarija. There visitors can find significant quantities of fossils and many other pieces that are worth examining and studying.

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Bermejo, Tarija

Bermejo

Bermejo is a border town adjoining Aguas Blancas, Argentina.It is relaxing place in which it is possible to practice fishing. The "Festival Internacional del Lapacho" is held here. The main tourist attractions of the region are: El Chorro: A natural spa and El Cajon: Those who prefer adventure will find in "El Cajon" the best place for sport fishing.

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Coimata, Tarija

Coimata

Located at 15 kilometers from the city of Tarija, Coimata is a natural attraction that has a water fall of crystalline water, which descends from two mountains. At the bottom of the fall, there is a pool that was formed naturally, and is a favorite among most visitors who enjoy its warm temperature.

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San Jacinto Dam, Tarija

San Jacinto Dam

San Jacinto dam is located at 7 kilometers from the city. There is an asphalted road leading to this site, which is perfect for long, relaxing walks, marathons and other competitions. The dam is also one of the main tourist attractions of Tarija and it is the perfect spot to practice a series of water sports, such as swimming, kayaking and fishing.

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Chaco Region, Tarija

Chaco Region

Great part of the Chaco Region is conformed by immense plains that extend towards the south. It has rich wood forests and possesses important navigable rivers, such as the Pilcomayo River. Its fishing resources feed many human settlements, such as the Tobas and Matacos communities.

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Town center of Cobija, Pando

Town center of Cobija

The panoramic beauty of Cobija seems like a work of art painted by the most capricious and audacious of artists.The main square is one of the most interesting in Bolivia.

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Puerto Rico, Pando

Puerto Rico

From the town one can observe the spectacular confluence of the rivers Tahuamanu and Manuripi. The visitor will be able to appreciate the work done with products such as chestnut and rubber

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Porvenir, Pando

Porvenir

The green and cheerful landscapes of Porvenir are impressive. It is possible to practice activities such as photography and fauna and flora observation

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Chive, Pando

Chive

Chive is a place of unsurpassable beauty with leafy vegetation. It is on the left bank of the grand river Madre de Dios. Here the visitor will be able to admire the beautiful wood work and the splendor of the gold that is abundant in Chive.

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Nueva Esperanza or Araras, Pando

Nueva Esperanza or Araras

The inhabitants of Nueva Esperanza or Araras are dedicated to the exploitation of gold. It is located on the left bank of the Madera River, in an area gifted with beautiful landscapes.

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Lago Bay, Pando

Lago Bay

Lago Bay is a natural reserve of animal species. The bottom of the lake and a large array of fishes can be seen thanks to its crystalline waters.

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Cachuela Esperanza, Pando

Cachuela Esperanza

Cachuela Esperanza is located 43 km far away from Guayaramerín the second most important city in Beni. In this zone there is a very rich flora, fauna and cattle production. It is also well-known for the production of rubber, chestnut and wood.

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Colonial Cities, Sucre

Colonial Cities

Sucre and Potosi are the best known colonial cities in Bolivia. Sucre, the White City, is the constitutional capital of the Republic of Bolivia. Potosi is, at around 4000 meter, the worlds highest city. The mines of the Cerro Rico are the richest mines in all of world history.

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Valle Grande, Santa Cruz

Valle Grande

Vallegrande is a small town in Bolivia, located in the Department of Santa Cruz. It was here in Vallegrande, over 40 years ago, that the corpse of Ernesto Che Guevara lay on display in the hospital laundry.

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Flower Market, La Paz

Flower Market

The Flower Market in La Paz, Bolivia, appropriately located opposite the cemetery at the top of Batista, is a beautiful splash of color amid one of the city's drabber and less safe areas.

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Potolo, Sucre

Potolo

Potolo near Sucre in Bolivia, is famous for its conical hats and beautiful textiles that have several designs of animals such as: vicunas, llamas, eagles, condors, frogs, etc. The textiles have certain interesting names such as: llijllas and chuspas. They continue to be used as the most typical outfits of the area.

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Camargo, Sucre

Camargo

Between Sucre and Potosi in Bolivia is the canyon of Camargo, a valley where the grapevine production is one of the main sources of income and long standing tradition. Fine wines are elaborated here as well as "Singani" (Singani: a typical Bolivian drink, hard liquor made of wine remains).

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Oropeza and Zudanez Provinces, Sucre

Oropeza and Zudanez Provinces

The skilful indigenous residents of Oropeza and Zudanez Provinces in Bolivia elaborate traditional fabrics of great quality, which are highly prized throughout the world.

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Portachuelo, Pando

Portachuelo

Located on the left margin of the river Beni, Portachuelo is the largerst jungle community of the Department. You can appreciate customs, dialects and the interesting family composition of more than 500 inhabitants.

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Gold Museum, Copacabana

Gold Museum

The small museum in Challapampa displays Inca treasures, ancient pottery and some metal objects discovered underwater off the island. Many come from Johan Reinhard's underwater research near the northern end of the island, others have been donated by the people of Challapampa.

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Chincana Labyrinth, Copacabana

Chincana Labyrinth

About 300 meters southwest of Titikala (Roca Sagrada or Sacred Rock) is an elaborate Inca ruin called the Chincana (the Labyrinth). Also named the Palacio del Inca, or El Laberinto, or labyrinth, these ruins on the top of Isla del Sol form the complex of the Titicaca, or sacred rock.

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