La Paz Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in La Paz

  • 1. Valle De La Luna

    The Valley of the Moon and the whole area around is pretty spectacular and so peaceful compared to La Paz itself. There is a new camping site just opened along the road - with amazing views, brand new...

  • 2. Plaza Murillo

    Plaza Murillo is the city’s main square, named after Pedro Domingo Murillo, a Bolivian freedom fighter. There is a 3 meter high monument of the hero in the centre of the square, on the same spot where...

  • 3. La Paz Downtown

    The Witch’s Market is the place to buy good luck charms, make wishes, or create a spell. An object representing what you wish for would be accompanied by animal, vegetable and mineral offerings, which...

  • 4. Museums

    Calle Jaen is a small street with several old colonial buildings from the 18th century. Four of the buildings are now converted into museums with different themes; ’Museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas’,...

  • 5. Tiwanaku

    Tiwanaku is Bolivia’s most important archaeological site. It was the administrative and religious capital of the pre-Incan Tiwanaku civilization, which flourished for over 500 years. Some people...

  • 6. Mercados

    La Paz is a magical city – but a couple of streets are properly more magical than the rest of the city… It is the 'Mercado de Hechiceria', the witches' market! A bizarre place, must be a wonderland...

  • 7. Iglesia San Francisco

    Construction on the original San Francisco Church began on this site in 1548, one year before the founding of La Paz. The church collapsed under the weight of snow in 1610 and was reconstructed in...

  • 8. Road To Coroico

    Picture the scene, 4700, above sea level, 7.30am, it is freezing. You are about to decend to 1400m over the next few hours, biking down a road that is steep, loose gravel, and has a 600m vertical drop...

  • 9. Ski Rocks at Chacaltaya

    Our combined Valle de Luna and tour was organised through Buho Travel (cost 50 Bolivianos).The visit to Valle de Luna is first, then the minibus returns though...

  • 10. Killi Killi

    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...

  • 11. Killi-Killi Hill

    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...


    Wander the streets and you will still find stalls where strange items are sold such as foetus of animals which are used in ceremonies for good luck. There are...

  • 13. Cathedral of La Paz

    The Metropolitan Cathedral, built in 1835 is located next to the Presidential Palace, on Murillo Square.It is one of the few cathedrals in South America that...

  • 14. Tyahuanacu, the milenary mistery

    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...

  • 15. Titicaca Lake, the sea over the clouds.

    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...

  • 16. Which tour company to choose?

    I'm currently living in La Paz and working in a hostel and a gringo bar (Oliver's Travels, come and stop by if you've not been yet!), so I get asked a lot for...

  • 17. World's Highest Ski area - Chacaltaya

    If you have some spare time (or like us being trapped in La Paz due to strikes) visit the highest ski area in the world even if it is summer time. Ski area is...


    Yatiri (a witch-doctor) is a person who reads fortunes from coca leaves. He introduces himself to the spirits and observes the past, present, future, health and...


    Bolivia is famous for its street parades with astounding costumes and masks. Personally, I happened to catch one along Av Buenos Aires. It was organised by the...


    Public buses to Copacabana, Tiahuanaco, etc... leave from the Cemetery district. So, if you are heading to Tiahuanaco for a day-trip, there is no avoiding this...

  • 21. CALLE JAEN

    Northwest of Plaza Murillo, you will come across some steep streets that will cause you to huff and puff as you climb.One of the most charming one is Calle...


    The amazing Mercado de Hechiceria (or Witches' Market) located on both Calles Jimenez and Linares is the most interesting place to visit in La Paz.This is a...

  • 23. Yolosa Animal Sanctuary

    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...

  • 24. Parades

    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...

  • 25. San Pedro Prison

    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...

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