Departamento de La Paz Things to Do

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Departamento de La Paz Things to Do

  • Valle De La Luna

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 toilets and showers, cool outdoor kitchen and hammocks with a pretty special view down the valley. We went trekking to the Devil's Molar nearby and...

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  • Plaza Murillo

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 he was hung in 1810. Plaza Murillo is surrounded by some of La Paz's most famous buildings; the Cathedral (read my other tips) from 1835, 'Palacio de...

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  • La Paz Downtown

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 you can buy at this market. A mineral might be as simple as a piece of tinfoil, and vegetables could be herbs or coca leaves. For an animal, this...

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  • Museums

    La Paz Things to Do

    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’, ’Museo Historico del Litoral’, ’Museo de Metales Preciosos Precolombianos’, and ’Museo Casa de Murillo’... 'Museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas'...

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  • Iglesia San Francisco

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 1784. (Sacred Destinations) It is quite beautiful inside but unfortunately photography (flash or no-flash) is not permitted. Opening hours: Mon-Sat...

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  • Mercados

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 for healers, shamans, fortune-tellers, and other spiritual people... The streets are filled with stalls selling the strangest stuff I have ever seen......

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  • Tiwanaku

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 settled here much earlier, but Tiwanaku was thriving by 300 AD. At its height, it may have had a population of 60,000. They developed an efficient system...

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  • Road To Coroico

    La Paz Things to Do

    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 to the left hand side. You will go through snow capped peaks, into cloud forest, into virtual rainforest. There are risks, 11 bikers have died...

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