Tourist attractions in La Paz

La Paz Tourist Attractions
Tiwanaku

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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Witches' Market

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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Apolobamba National Park

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

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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La Paz City

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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Moon Valley

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

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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Pilon Lajas Community Land

Pilon Lajas Community Land

Pilon Lajas is a four hundred hectares of unexplored woods, habitated by Tsimanes and Mosetenes indigenous population, the natural reserve has large variety of ecosystems, 890 fauna registered species, and Tiuichi River on of the top ten most beautiful rivers in the world, and suitable for rafting.

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Calle Jaen

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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Casa de Murillo

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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Cathedral and Plaza Murillo

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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Coca Museum

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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Flower Market

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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Iglesia de San Francisco

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 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

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

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

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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Chacaltaya

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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Huatajata Community

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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