Attractions

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…
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 de Etnografía y Folklore

Anthropology buffs should check out this museum. The building, itself a real treasure, was constructed between 1776 and 1790, and was once the home of the Marqués de Villaverde. The highlight is the Tres Milenios de…
Museum in La Paz

Textile Museum

Fans of Bolivia’s lovely traditional weaving consider this small textile museum - Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos, a must-see. Examples of the country’s finest traditional textiles (including piec…
Museum in La Paz

Museo Nacional del Arte

This stunning building was constructed in 1775 of pink Viacha granite and has been restored to its original grandeur, in mestizo (mixed) baroque and Andino baroque styles. In the center of a huge courtyard, surround…
Museum in La Paz

Pipiripi

La Paz’ children’s museum has interactive exhibits and plenty of stickiness and stinky sock smells over six rambling levels. The views are awesome, and exhibits include a word forest (English words count), a poet’s …
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 Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

Fans of traditional weaving consider this small museum a must-see. Examples of the country’s finest traditional textiles are grouped by region and described in Spanish. Walk 20 minutes northeast from the Prado or ca…