Places to Visit in La Paz


The Presidential Palace or Palacio Quemado is the official residence of the President of Bolivia. It has got a nickname as ’Burnt Palace’ because it was set on fire and badly damaged during a violent revolution in the year 1875 after which  it was renovated a number of times. This impressive place is housed in the Plaza Murillo and is bang opposite to the Legislative assembly.

This renowned square is situated in the old town of La Paz, in front of the San Fransisco Cathedral, outlined on the north by Perez Velasco Street which is a short section of La Paz's main route. This plaza is significant in La Paz for political gatherings and public protests.

The La Paz Cathedral was a catholic church built in the 1800s and it is under the avocation of Saint Francis of Assissi. Situated in the center of the city, this magnificent stone structure is built in the famous baroque style and is one of the significant cathedrals in La Paz.

The La PazCommunityChurch was built to serve the English speaking community in La Paz in the 1930s. Located in Calacoto, this church is a beautiful structure that holds a prominent place in the cultural life of the city.

Road to Corocio, also known as the Death Road, is one of the most dangerous roads which is 4700 meters above sea level. You can enjoy a thrilling bike- hiking on this road, provided you choose a reputed company and bike guide for doing so. It is an unbelievable stretch that offers the breathtaking views of the valley.

Chacaltaya is believed to be the highest ski resort in the world which is situated 5400 meters over the sea level. Skiing here is quite thrilling and the swift ski lift is nothing less than adrenalin pumping.

It is a popular Italian restaurant in La Paz that serves amazing food and some of the world desserts. Great ambience coupled with friendly service makes this place a hot favorite among tourists.

This restaurant is very popular among tourists as they have a wide variety of vegetarian options along with non vegetarian dishes. NamasTe offers excellent service and food at very pocket friendly prices as well.

Besides being a popular holiday destination, La Paz offers a wide range of gastronomical delights as well. Seafood is popular in local dishes and some of the delicacies in the region are “Almejasempanizadas" made with breaded clams "Camaronesrellenos", "Callogarra de leon", and "Filete imperial de camarón".

This is an art complex which houses a terrace café and a wonderful restaurant. They have various live music programs organised from Thursday to Saturday.

Traffic is a famous disco club in La Paz which promises delicious food along with drinks, with an amazing dance floor too.

Located in El Alto, this flea market is ideal for everything ranging from clothes to handicrafts and shoes to hardware items. This market spreads in various parts of La Paz and is open on Thursdays or Sundays.

Torre Ketal is one of the top malls in La Paz which is located in the Calacota area that houses a variety of stores inside it.

Situated in the Calle area behind the San Fansisco Church, Sagarnaga is the best store to buy the famous handicrafts in La Paz. They have an amazing collection of silver jewelry, antiques and ethnic textiles.

The roadside stores of La Paz are very colorful with a huge variety of items like clothes, ethnic ware, handicrafts and much more.

This is a popular roadside store popular for its wide collection of souvenirs like table clothes and rugs in bright colors at the most pocket friendly prices.

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