Iglesia Indígena de San Pedro

La Paz

Founded in 1549 and finished at the end of the 18th century after the siege of La Paz by Tupac Katari, the ‘Indigenous Church of San Pedro’ has baroque and neoclassic touches.

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1. Museo Nacional de Arqueología Tiwanaku

0.35 MILES

Two blocks east of El Prado, this small but well-sorted collection of artifacts illustrates the most interesting aspects of Tiwanaku culture – those that…

2. Museo de la Coca

0.36 MILES

Chew on some facts inside the small, slightly tired Coca Museum, which explores the sacred leaf’s role in traditional societies, its use by the soft-drink…

3. Museo San Francisco

0.44 MILES

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…

4. Iglesia de San Francisco

0.44 MILES

The hewed stone basilica of San Francisco was founded in 1548 by Fray Francisco de los Ángeles. The original structure collapsed under heavy snowfall…

5. Parque Urbano Central

0.45 MILES

La Paz’s city park has interesting skyways and the Mirador Laikakota. Traveling circuses will often set up here, too.

6. Mercado de las Brujas

0.45 MILES

The city’s most unusual market lies along Calles Jiménez and Linares between Sagárnaga and Av Mariscal Santa Cruz, amid lively tourist artesanías (stores…

7. Catedral Metropolitana

0.46 MILES

Although it’s a relatively recent addition to La Paz’s religious structures, the 1835 cathedral is impressive – mostly because it is built on a steep…

8. Museo Nacional del Arte

0.48 MILES

This colonial building was constructed in 1775 of pink sandstone and has been restored to its original grandeur, in mestizo (mixed) baroque and Andino…