Fun things to do in La Paz

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    Tyahuanacu, the milenary mistery

    by Orkaena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Tyahuanacu is located 70 kilometers to the north of La Paz city, is an open sky museum site and the visits start at 9 am and is closed at 5 pm. The height over the sea level is 4.000 meters. Take it easy, drink a lot of "mate de coca" and slow down.
    The place is astonishing, nobody knows who built it, how or why.
    The mistery is floating continuously around you, and the silence is your partner.
    Of course, try to be alone, not with a rented tour full of dumbs taking pictures with them inside dressed with furious colors. Have respect for the site.
    The Underground Square, The Faces, the Sun Door, the Moon Door, the Main Door of the temple... take your time trying to listen the voice of the wind and you'll feel very strange emotions.

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    Titicaca Lake, the sea over the clouds.

    by Orkaena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are expecting a dense green forest surronding this lake like the swiss style impose, you're wrong.
    You are in the Altiplano, one of the highest and dryest deserts of the planet. Even so, the lake is beautiful. And huge.
    You can rent a boat and visit some of the islands, and you'll know a different world with different people, of course.
    This famous lake is located at 70 kilometers to the northeast of La Paz.
    I recommend eat the trouts of the lake prepared by Pedro. Ask for this old man or his wife (la mujer de Pedro), everybody knows him (I hope he still alive)

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    COCA MUSEUM

    by marcelo15 Updated Jul 21, 2005

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    Yeah, so far this is one of the best museums i?ve ever seen.
    it?s because its complete information that describes about the history of the coca leaps.
    maybe the museum it?s a bit untidy but ask to the person who sells the ticket a complete information about the tour in the museum.
    (please wait the information that i`ve found about the history of the coca) see it in my bolivian page.
    si, por lejos este es uno de los mejores museos que he visto.
    es porque tiene una informacion completa describiendo sobre la historia de la hoja de coca. tal vez el museo parezca un poco desordenado pero puede preguntar a la persona que vende los boletos una completa informacion.
    por favor espera que publique la informacion que encontre. (estoy trabajando en ello). y sera publicado en mi pagina de Bolivia.

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    visit the ARC DE TRIOMPHE

    by marcelo15 Updated Jul 21, 2005

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    Well, this is a beautiful arc located in the gateway of the cemetery. as you can see is quite similar as the real arc in Paris.
    Este es un hermoso arco localizado en la puerta del cementerio. Como pueden ver es muy parecido al verdadero arco que esta en Paris.

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    Calle Jaén

    by andal13 Written Jul 12, 2003

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    Jaén is the name of a street in La Paz; it seems an Andalusian street, and shows the influence of Spanish culture in Bolivia.

    Jaén es el nombre de una calle de La Paz; parece una calle andaluza, y muestra la influencia de la cultura española en Bolivia.

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    Laja

    by andal13 Updated Jul 12, 2003

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    Laja is a small town situated at the place choosen by Alonzo de Mendoza to found the city of La Paz , which was immediately "moved" to the valley where it is actually situated. Cathedral of Laja was built with the stones of ancient Tiwanaku Temples, destroyed by Spanish conquerors.

    Laja is un pueblito situado en el lugar elegido por Alonzo de Mendoza para fundar la ciudad de La Paz, que fue inmediatamente "movida" hacia el valle en donde verdaderamente está ubicada. La catedral de Laja fue construida con las piedras de los antiguos tempos de Tiwanaku, destruidos por los conquistadores españoles.

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    Killi Killi

    by ValbyDK Updated Aug 9, 2012

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    Killi Killi, located at Av. Las Banderas, is a lookout with stunning views of La Paz. The site was once a strategic point for Tupác Katari during his fight against the Spanish Empire in the early 1780s - and there is a large monument at the top, but I don't know if it has something to do with him...

    The view is 360-degree panoramic, and one of the most recognizable buildings is the national stadium, ‘Estadio Hernando Siles’, with a capacity of around 45,000 spectators. I wanted to attend a football game in La Paz, but the weekend I visited was reserved for internationals, and there were no games in the league – and Bolivia didn’t play at home...

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    Muela del Diablo

    by elpariente Written Mar 9, 2007

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    La Muela del Diablo , es una formación rocosa de un volcán ya extinguido
    Se pueden hacer excursiones a pie o a caballo y desde allí contemplar el Sur de L a Paz
    The Muela del Diablo is a rocky mountain of an extinguished volcano
    You may climb it on foot or with horse and from there you may see all the South Part of La Paz

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    Calle Jaén

    by elpariente Written Mar 9, 2007

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    La calle Jaén es una muestra de la arquitectura colonial .
    Es interesante un buen paseo y visitar alguno de los cuatro museos
    Jaen street is a sample of the colonial architecture
    A good walk and a visit to one of the four museums is interesting

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    World's Most Dangerous Road

    by SasoD Written Apr 21, 2007

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    Everybody I had met during my travels told me about this ride and what an experience was gonna be for me. They were right. This thing was a blast!

    Total Time Required: 13 hours (return to La Paz), or 7 hours (stay overnight in Coroico)
    Approximate Riding Time: 4-5 hours
    Approximate Downhill: 90% (one section contains a few small uphills)

    The World`s Most Dangerous Road is a twisting, turning, fear imposing, hair raising, bone rattling, teeth clenching, muscle bruising, adrenaline releasing, why in the hell did i sign up for this in the first place type ride. It is a 70km ride that starts outside of La Paz at a brisk 4700m and winds down to Corioco, Bolivia at around 1300m. Some downhill stretches lasted over two hours.

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    Killi-Killi Hill

    by JessieLang Written Mar 29, 2012

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    Killi Killi Hill is a site with religious significance for the Indians. The view is great—all of La Paz is spread out below. There is a monument on top that combines a Spanish arch with Indian carvings, symbolizing togetherness.

    You can get most of the way by vehicle, and then there are several flights of stairs to the top

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    Football (Soccer)

    by boltonian Written Aug 14, 2007

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    The Estadio Hernando Siles is a short walk from the centre of La Paz. There are also many minibuses that pass by, just look for Stadium in the window.

    Games are played every Sunday and sometimes on Thursday evenings.

    Bolivar, La Paz FC and The Strongest are the local teams.

    I saw a great game between Bolivar and La Paz FC. Small crowd but lots of action and riot police needed to stop the players and officials from attacking the ref.

    This website tells you the fixtures for all teams in the all leagues in the world. Ignore KO times as they are in GMT not local time.

    www.soccerway.com

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    San Pedro Prison

    by boltonian Written Aug 14, 2007

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    Ok, everyone talks about the 'tours', but the tours were banned some time ago.

    There are constant rumours about them being started up again by new governers, but not likely.

    However, you can get in on a visitor permit.

    If you ask the guard for a tour, forget it.

    This is how I got on. It may be a scam, but for £5, worth a try.....

    Sit in the park next to the prison on a Sunday beween 10am and midday. A black guy called Mike will approach you and ask for 50 Bol (£3). In return he will get you a visitor permit. He took me inside the main gate, but there was a huge que of families trying to get in, so the guards told us to return at 2pm.

    After seeing inside, i wasn't sure I wanted to go in. Hundreds of mean looking guys in dirty clothes.

    I had a choice, 2pm, go to the football match, or go to the prison. Prison would mean leaving my passport, camera, wallet etc with the guards.

    I opted for the footy.

    But it does seem possible to get in, just bide your time. However, i am not sure there is anything great inside except a load of criminals who will want to fleece you!

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    Parades

    by boltonian Written Aug 14, 2007

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    Several times a year, the main road is blocked to traffic. Thousands of locals line the street and a colourful and musical parade begins.

    This one in July was the parade for all Bolivian students. It went on from 7.30am until about 9pm.

    Not sure if it was all different people, or the same lot going round in a huge circle. Either way, it was impressive.

    If you plan to venture out, don't plan on being able to cross the main street very easily as plastic chairs block the way

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    Yolosa Animal Sanctuary

    by boltonian Written Aug 14, 2007

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    At the end of the Gravity bike ride, you arrive at this amazing little place in the jungle.

    They have food, hot showers, and accomodation.

    They also have loads of animals, some on leads, some behind fences, but many of them run free, so watch out for monkeys who might swoop down and steal your food.

    Lovely place who are always looking for people to help out.

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