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Top Choice Bolivian in La Paz

Gustu

Credited with sparking La Paz's culinary renaissance, and launched by the Danish culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer (of Noma fame), this groundbreaking restaurant works to both rescue and showcase underutilized Boliv…
Top Choice Coffee in La Paz

Hb Bronze Coffeebar

Sleek, earthy and architecturally inspiring – coffee shops don't get much cooler than Hb Bronze! This sorely needed addition to the Casco Viejo neighborhood offers the strongest brews in the city, and it doubles as …
Top Choice Vegetarian in La Paz

Ali Pacha

Locals thought it absurd on so many levels to open a high-end vegetarian restaurant with degustation menus in La Paz's downtrodden Casco Viejo neighborhood. And it is absurd. Fantastically so! Even carnivores will s…
Top Choice Bolivian in La Paz

Popular Cocina Boliviana

The concept of waiting in line for a restaurant doesn't exist in La Paz, but that's exactly what you'll need to do to get into Popular. Seasonal three-course menus put a gourmet spin on the city's humble lunch spots…
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 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 there are typically matches on W…
Top Choice Live Music in La Paz

Jallalla

Just above the Mamani Mamani Gallery, and with a veritable Sistine Chapel of Mamani Mamani's art on the ceiling, this is the one peña you won't want to miss. Not only is there top-tier live music, but also authentic…
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…