Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also known as La Paz, is Bolivia’s third most-populous city. It is located on the western side of Bolivia at an elevation of roughly 3,650m (11,975ft) above sea level.
If you love history and culture, La Paz is a little piece of heaven ,and for the curious, there’s a lot to see as well as many interesting things to do in La Paz when visiting.
Once one has adjusted to the altitude, backpack through the sprawl of El Alto, the center of immigration and the indigenous Aymará people. Then take in a traditional Peña song and dance performance over dinner, or visit the local witches market or the traditional handicraft markets.
From La Paz take a bike tour along the infamous “Death Road” or visit the Bolivian Presidential Palace, also known as “Burned Palace,” or the Parque Urbano Central.
The San Francisco Cathedral, also known as the Basilica of San Francisco, is a beautiful church that was founded in 1548 and rebuilt in 1784. A few years ago the church was restored and a part of the church was made into a museum.
Museo del Oro translates to ‘Museum of Gold’ and as the name indicates it’s a museum for gold and other metals. In the museum you get the chance to see gold, silver and copper that depicts pre-conquest work.
In Museo de Historia Natural you can see exhibitions focusing on Bolivian zoology and geology. There are also some exhibitions with botanical elements.
The art museum in La Paz, Museo Nacional de Arte, has a large collection of paintings and sculptures. Here visitors can see everything from colonial art to modern art from the twentieth century.
The highest parts of La Paz have an unusual subtropical highland climate with sub polar oceanic characteristics. The whole city has rainy summers and dry winters. great time to visit La Paz is between April and August, when the temperatures are warm and pleasant 17 – 18 ˚С (63–65˚F) and the rainfall is at its lowest.
Feria de Alasitas, which is a festival and fair celebrated for two weeks each year, starts in the end of January. There are religious festivals like Alasitas which begins on January 24 and lasts for a month. The month of May sees festivals like San José Obrero, Señor de la Santa Cruz, and Virgen de Fátima. Festivals like San Juan Bautista and San Pedro Apóstol are held in June, while in July there are festivals like the Virgen del Carmen, Patroness of Bolivia and the Armed Forces of the Nation Efemerides of La Paz.
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