Top Choice Museum in La Paz

Calle Jaén Museums

These four small museums are clustered together along La Paz’ finest colonial street, and can generally be bundled into one visit. Buy tickets at the Museo Costumbrista.Also known as Museo del Oro (Gold Museum), the…
Top Choice Gallery in La Paz

Fundación Solón

This building was once home to Walter Solón Romero, one of the nation's most important and politically active artists. Known for his elaborate murals and fascination with Don Quijote, Solón paid the ultimate price w…
Museum in La Paz

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Tiwanaku

Two blocks east of the Prado, this small but well-sorted collection of artifacts illustrates the most interesting aspects of Tiwanaku culture – those that weren’t appropriated, anyway.
Market in La Paz

Mercado de Hechicería

The city’s most unusual market lies along Calles Jiménez and Linares between Sagárnaga and Santa Cruz, amid lively tourist artesanías (stores selling locally handcrafted items). What is on sale isn’t witchcraft as d…
Museum in La Paz

Museo San Francisco

The cloisters and garden of the Museo San Francisco, adjacent to the basilica, beautifully revive the history and art of the city’s landmark. There are heavenly religious paintings, historical artifacts, an interest…
Viewpoint in La Paz

Mirador Laikakota

The Mirador Laikakota – part of the children's museum – is in a tranquil park setting and is perfect for kids.
Museum in La Paz

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Plaza

This private museum wins the gold star for the most interesting building: a restored 19th-century mansion (one of four left on the Prado) with stained-glass panels designed by Gustave Eiffel. The eclectic collection…
Market in La Paz

Mercado Lanza

Between Plaza Pérez Velasco and Calle Figueroa is Mercado Lanza one of La Paz main food markets (the other major one is Mercado Camacho). It sells all manner of fruits, vegetables, juices, dairy products, breads and…
Museum in La Paz

Museo de Instrumentos Musicales

A must for musicians. The brainchild of charango master Ernesto Cavour Aramayo displays all possible incarnations of the charango (a traditional Bolivian ukulele-type instrument) and other Bolivian folk instruments.…
Stadium in La Paz

Lucha Libre

To fighting of a different kind, one of the most popular local attractions in El Alto is the Lucha Libre, which are wrestling matches where theatrical males and acrobatic cholitas play to the crowds. It’s on …