This mountain top high city sits at an altitude even higher than Machu Picchu. Any backpacker, foodie, or adventure traveler, will surely enjoy strolling the streets, sampling a new bar or cafe, and just make sure to find a vista point to see the colorful red mountains and enjoy the scenery of being in Bolivia!
The world's highest capital sits at two miles above sea level and you'll feel it when you arrive. A thriving busy metropolis that's managed to preserve a sense of self and local culture. The food scene is thriving and there are some fantastic restaurants. A great base for planning explorations to other parts of the country.
Very interesting city indeed. Just was amazed by the sprawling red rooftops of the city above and both sides of the cliffs to the valley below, as far as eyes can see.
La Paz is not an attractive city in the classic sense, and there are no "must sees." BUT . . . the city has a color, energy and chaoticness that I find very appealing. La Paz is the highest capital in the world and you feel the lack of air right away, so take it slow first couple of days. I love the markets, the squalor - especially the market in El Alto the growing city "above" La Paz. Just watch your belongings if visit here though. Also, if come in May (first week) is the famous celebration of the Grand Parado. A must see!