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Things to do in La Paz

La Paz – one of Bolivia’s most famous cities

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.

 

Things to do in La Paz

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.

 

Cultural and Historical Experiences

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.

 

The Burned Palace

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.

 

San Francisco Cathedral

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.

 

La Paz Museums 

 

Museo del Oro

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.

 

Museo de Historia Natural

In Museo de Historia Natural you can see exhibitions focusing on Bolivian zoology and geology. There are also some exhibitions with botanical elements.

 

Museo Nacional de Arte

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.

 

When to go to La Paz

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.

 

Festivals 

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.

 

 

 

 

Things to do in La Paz

La Paz Facts

Population877 363
CountryBolivia
LanguageSpanish
CurrencyBolivian Boliviano
Longitude-68.15
Latitude-16.5
AirportEl Alto Intl, Bolivia (LPB)

La Paz average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
13~16 °C 13~16 °C 16 °C 15 °C 14~15 °C 13~14 °C 13~14 °C 13~15 °C 14~16 °C 14~17 °C 15~18 °C 14~17 °C

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Golf in La Paz

Golf is kind of new to La Paz, as the first course, Paraiso del Mar Golf Course opened in 2009. It is located on the tip of the peninsula across the bay area of La Paz, and features natural scenery in a desert-by-the-ocean feeling. There is one more course to the north called CostaBaja Golf Club, a great 18 hole course with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. These two courses are hopefully just the beginning for golf in La Paz!

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