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LA PAZ | BOLIVIA

Why Visit La Paz?

"A dramatic location on this high altitude plateaux makes any visit to La Paz memorable and a city experience like few others."

La Paz is a city that has a more spectacular setting than just about any other. As your taxi or bus crawls through the narrow canyon, you will be able to see the city for the first time. It's an incredible sight. La Paz is located at 3500m above the sea level in a hollow cut into the Altiplano. The scene is a stunning juxtaposition: the central cluster of office blocks and church spires are dwarfed by Mount Illimani, the majestic icebound peak rising to the southeast. The steep valley slopes are surrounded by the homes of the poorer residents, who cling to the most severe gradients. This city is a feast for the senses.

Map of La Paz

When is the Best Time to Visit La Paz?

The average temperature in La Paz stays fairly steady around the year. The humidity makes it feel cold throughout the year, with very little chance of precipitation. The hottest months to visit La Paz are November, December and October. Below are the average monthly temperatures. The hottest time of the year is usually early November, when highs hover around 65 F (18C), with night temperatures seldom falling below 35 F (2.C). January is La Paz's busiest month, followed closely by April and November.
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What are the Highlights of La Paz?

Such an unusual and unique city as La Paz has a good range of things to see and do making it a highlight of a tour to Bolivia.
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Back Streets
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Main Plaza
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Cable Cars
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Location
★ Plaza Murillo includes the Presidential Palace, and a cathedral, Plaza Murillo is the central square in La Paz

★ Witches' Market sells amulets and Llama foetuses to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits!

★ Basilica of San Francisco predates the founding of La Paz by a year. Construction on the church, dedicated to St. Francisco of Assisi, started in 1548.

★ Valle de la Luna is a few miles out of the city and an amazing collection of canyons and spires that are reminiscent of the moon’s landscape.

★ Mi Teleferico is a state-of-the-art cable car system opened in 2014 with three lines serving 10 stations and a great way to get bird’s eye views of the city while moving around

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