Departamento de La Paz Things to Do

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Departamento de La Paz Things to Do

  • Valle De La Luna

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    La Paz Things to Do

    We had a good look at Valle De La Luna even though we were there for only a couple of hrs. What impressed us most is the silence that is experienced there. It was well worth visiting. Enjoy my photos of the Valley of the Moon. Gerry, the_dutchman

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  • Plaza Murillo

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    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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  • Tiwanaku

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Paz Things to Do

    Tiahuanacu is a magical place. Did you know that a large part of it is still not excavated? There is an underground pool that was used to see and read the stars. there is also a Temple that has not yet been totally uncovered. These do exist as seen with a X-Ray scan. Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian anthropologist brought the large Stella to...

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  • Iglesia San Francisco

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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