Tourist attractions in La Paz

La Paz Tourist Attractions

Cotapata

Yungas

Coroico

La Paz city

Titicaca lake

Island of the Moon Isla de la Luna

Island of the Sun Isla del Sol

Copacabana

Tiwanaku

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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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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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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Lake Titicaca

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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National Park Apolobamba

National Park Apolobamba

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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National Park Cotapata

National Park Cotapata

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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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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Yungas

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

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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Island of the Moon

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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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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Winter Solstice - Aymara New Year

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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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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Gold Museum

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

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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