What to see in La Paz, Bolivia

Posted by on September 14, 2012

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La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, was founded on October 20, 1548. The city’s full name is La Ciudad de Nuestra Senora de La Paz but is mostly known as La Paz. The city gives shelter to various international, colonial, and ethnic heritages that was developed for centuries. Aside from that, La Paz has various plains making it a suitable place for adventure and unusual experience like Bolivia’s death road. If you want to live an experience like that then check a geeky tech blog to make sure you take with you all the necessary travel gadgets. Above all, this city is the center of pursuit and interest in the entire country of Bolivia. Below are some of the amazing places tourists would love to see.

Plaza Murillo

Named after Pedro Domingo Murillo who once revolted the Spanish in the early days but was unsuccessful. This square has historical significance and is known to be the long-established Plaza de Armas. This area shouldn’t be missed while in La Paz.

Plaza Murillo

Plaza Murillo

Mercado de las Brujas

This is where you can find and buy a variety of ingredients and herbs used in traditional medicine, specifically in Aymara practices.

Mercado de las Brujas

Mercado de las Brujas

Cathedral de Nuestra Senora

This spectacular cathedral was built in 1835 and provides an amazing view inside and outside. It is situated close to the Presidential Palace within the Plaza Murillo.

Cathedral de Nuestra Senora

Cathedral de Nuestra Senora

Casa de Pedro Domingo Murillo

This house exhibits the different collection of arts, textiles and furniture in the times of Spanish colony. This has been the home of Pedro Domingo Murillo who is known as the martyr of revolution in the early times.

Casa de Pedro Domingo Murillo

Casa de Pedro Domingo Murillo

Iglesia de San Francisco

This church illustrates a combination of Spanish baroque and mestizo design. Found within the San Francisco plaza, it has become a favorite place for Indian weddings. You can find here guests wearing traditional clothes and demonstration of wedding merrymaking.

Iglesia de San Francisco

Iglesia de San Francisco

Presidential Palace

Locally termed as Palacio Quemado, this palace is the official home of the country’s president. It is also known as Burned Palace as it has been burned and renovated a couple of times.

Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

Valley of the Moon

Also known as Valle de Luna, this is not actually a valley but a site of rock formations and gullies. It is 10 km. from the center of La Paz lying along the Choqueyapu river canyon.

Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon

Museo del Charango

This interesting museum exhibits various musical pieces. In fact, some of the musical instruments displayed here are used in La Paz’s penas. It is built in Calle Linares and visited by thousands of tourists each year.

Museo del Charango

Museo del Charango

 

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