Stadium in La Paz

Estadio Hernando Siles

The popularity of fútbol (soccer) in Bolivia is comparable to that in other Latin American countries. Matches are played at Estadio Hernando Siles. Sundays are the big game days, and Wednesdays and Saturdays also ha…
Classical Music in La Paz

Las Flaviadas

Flavio Machicado opened his home to music lovers in 1922 and the paceña tradition is continued by his son, Eduardo. Enter the genteel Sopocachi home and listen to two hours of classical music, from Bach to Bolivian …
Wrestling in La Paz

Cholitas Wrestling

Wrestling matches between indigenous women (derogatively called cholitas) has become popular in recent years. The staged bouts take part in El Alto on Sunday afternoons. You can go on your own, but for ease of mind,…
Theater in La Paz

Teatro Municipal Alberto Saavedra Pérez

The Teatro Municipal Alberto Saavedra Pérez has an ambitious program of folklore shows, folk-music concerts and foreign theatrical presentations. It’s a great old restored building with a round auditorium, elaborate…
Traditional Music in La Paz

Peña Huari

The city's best-known peña is aimed at tourists and Bolivian business people. The attached restaurant specializes in Bolivian cuisine, including llama steak, Lake Titicaca trout, charquekan (jerky) and salads.
Cultural Center in La Paz

Alianza Francesa

This French cultural center has lectures, courses and rotating exhibits in French and Spanish. Thursday nights are movie nights.
Cultural Center in La Paz

Nueva Acropolis

This locally run cultural center offers courses, talks and other intellectual exercises, mostly in Spanish.
Cultural Center in La Paz

Goethe Institute

The German cultural center has a library, courses, exhibits and movie nights on Fridays.
Cinema in La Paz

Cinemateca Boliviana

Art films (and Bolivian films) gone wild.