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TerrAutentica, Agencia de Turismo Receptivo en Tupiza, Bolivia

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La Paz

"La Paz, Wonderful and Proud"

Presentation

La Paz is the Bolivian political capital with the largest indigenous representation in Latin America. It is the most unusual meeting point of national cultures with the western world, a symbiosis of social, political, economic and cultural life.

La Paz was founded in 1548 as a resting point between the Potosí and Cusco transit; even if three days later it was moved further east, to the edge of a plateau where start various streams, and in a warmer place called Chuquiago Choqueyapu (in Aymara Chuquiyapu, potato farm or gold farm).

Plaza Murillo, kilometer “0”, pays tribute to the hero of the Gesta Libertaria of 1809, Don Pedro Domingo Murillo. From this axis, a unitary urban complex with neoclassical and academic architecture is observed: The Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz, the Legislative Palace and the Government Palace.

Jaén Street is one of the most representative in the history of the city; its houses date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and it is named in honor of the libertarian hero Apolinar Jaén.

The Calle de las Brujas (Witchcraft Market) offers us an encounter with tradition, native products, medicinal plants, amulets, offerings, herbs, coca as well as healers, yatiris, kallawayas; This market is located at the crossroads of Jimenez and Linares streets.

La Paz offers many natural viewpoints: Jach’akollo, located in the Nuevo Potosí area; Alto Pampahasi, Sallahumani on the La Paz – El Alto highway; in addition to the Killi Killi which is the most visited.

 

Attractions

Within the department of La Paz are natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca, and the most important archaeological complex in Bolivia: Tiwanaku.

As for adventure tourism, the most visited attraction is the “Death Road” to Los Yungas – Coroico, where you can go downhill on a mountain bike. The proximity of the city to the Cordillera de los Andes allows La Paz to be the pass for climbers to snow-capped mountains such as Huayna Potosí and the Condoriri Group, and walkers attracted by the Pre-Columbian Ways of Choro and Takesi.

 

Transport

Buses from all the cities of Bolivia, including from Cuzco, Arequipa and Puno, Peru.

Flights from Santa Cruz, Sucre, Tarija.