La Paz Vacations

La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, clings to the mountaintops like a tenuous goat. Once one has adjusted to the altitude, wander through the sprawl of El Alto, the center of immigration and the indigenous Aymará people, then take in a traditional Peña song and dance performance over dinner. Attractions like the …

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Things to see and do in La Paz

Amit Anandwala | Trip by SkyscannerWitches' Market
Witches' Market
Ana Hernandez | Trip by SkyscannerTiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerTeleferico
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerPlaza Murillo
Plaza Murillo
AHLN | FlickrDeath Road (Yungas Road)
Death Road (Yungas Road)
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerValle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna
Yellonero | Trip by SkyscannerCalle Jaen
Calle Jaen
Daniel Mason-D'Croz | Trip by SkyscannerIglesia de San Francisco
Iglesia de San Francisco
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerCatedral Metropolitana de La Paz
Catedral Metropolitana de La Paz

Reviews of La Paz

Paul @ OLIVE THIEFOakland, California, USA

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!

HaroldBrooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

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.

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City, California, USA

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.

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City

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!

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