Attractions

Top Choice Market in La Paz

Mercado de Hechicería

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

Museo Nacional del Arte

This colonial building was constructed in 1775 of pink sandstone and has been restored to its original grandeur, in mestizo (mixed) baroque and Andino baroque styles. In the center of a huge courtyard, surrounded by…
Top Choice Museum in La Paz

Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

Fans of Bolivia’s lovely traditional weaving consider this small textile museum a must-see. Examples of the country’s finest traditional textiles (including pieces from the Cordillera Apolobamba, and the Jal’qa and …
Top Choice Museum in La Paz

Museo de Etnografía y Folklore

Anthropology buffs should check out this museum, one of the city's best. The building, itself a real treasure, was constructed between in 1720 and was once the home of the Marqués de Villaverde. Highlights include a…
Top Choice Museum in La Paz

Calle Jaén Museums

La Paz’ best-preserved colonial street is home to four small museums. They are all clustered together and can generally be bundled into one visit. Buy tickets at the Museo Costumbrista and continue to the Museo de M…
Church in La Paz

Iglesia de San Francisco

The hewed stone basilica of San Francisco was founded in 1548 by Fray Francisco de los Ángeles. The original structure collapsed under heavy snowfall around 1610, but it was rebuilt between 1743 and 1772. The second…
Cathedral in La Paz

Catedral Metropolitana

Although it’s a relatively recent addition to La Paz’ religious structures, the 1835 cathedral is impressive – mostly because it is built on a steep hillside. The main entrance is 12m higher than its base on Potosí.…
Cemetery in La Paz

La Paz Cemetery

As in many Latin American cemeteries, bodies are first buried in the Western way or are placed in a crypt. Then, within 10 years, they are disinterred and cremated. After cremation, families purchase or rent glass-f…
Viewpoint in La Paz

Tupac Katari Mirador

For a great view of La Paz head in a taxi to the Tupac Katari Mirador, situated right on the edge of the rim that plunges down the valley to La Paz. It was – and is – a sacred Inca site and ritual altar where Tupac …
Area in La Paz

La Ceja

In the lively La Ceja (Eyebrow) district, which commands one of the highest real-estate prices in El Alto for its commercial value, you’ll find a variety of electronic gadgets and mercantile goods. For an excellent …