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Welcome to La Paz, the city that makes you dizzy! If you’re searching for cheap air tickets to La Paz, its overwhelming charm will sure make you dizzy as well – literally, since La Paz is the city with the highest altitude in the world! From 3,660 metres everything seems different, magical, like a fairy-tale. Situated in a grand canyon viewing the snowy Illimani top, houses seem as if they hang above the abyss and the life-giving river flows incessantly at the centre of the city. Attractions are numerous and extremely interesting; historic locations, monuments and more museums than you can count will make your stay in La Paz an adventure. If you seek true adventure however, you need not go far; just head to the magical nature surrounded the city! Plan ahead and you’ll find cheap accommodation in La Paz. When you’re ready, let yourself free to explore every nuke and cranny, every open market, quaint café of the city, while you enjoy the company of the friendly and heart-warming paceños!
La Paz is situated in a Bolivian valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountaintops, with Mount Illimani, the sacred mountain, dominating the landscape.
La Paz, officially Ciudad de Nuestra Señora de La Paz, was founded in 1548 when Spanish conquistador Alonso de Mendoza arrived, meeting the indigenous Aymará people.
The discovery of gold at the River Río Choqueyapu led to the permanent settlement of the Spanish who imposed their own lifestyle and religion.
Visitors in La Paz are rendered speechless as soon as they come across the breathtaking backdrop and feel the energy of the locals.
Even though Sucre is the official Bolivian capital, La Paz is the largest city and is internationally acknowledged as the main commercial, economic and industrial centre of the country.
Everyday life in La Paz is full of colours – from the traditional handcrafted clothes and textiles, scents from the open-air spice markets and beauty – beauty everywhere!
Not to be missed!
The airport of La Paz (Aeropuerto Internacional El Alto) is located 13 kilometres southwest of the city centre and can be reached by bus and airport shuttles.
Getting around La Paz
You can get around La Paz using the city’s bus network, collectivos and minivans. Fares start at 1.31 BOB and minimum taxi fare costs around 8.00 BOB.
La Paz Guide
Your day in La Paz begins at the historic centre and Plaza Murillo, a traditionally popular meeting point named after General Murillo, a national hero of the Bolivian Revolution.
- Dominating the square, the neoclassical Cathedral of La Paz is stunning; its construction lasted for 152 whole years, from 1835 to 1987!
- Next to the Cathedral, you will recognise the Government Palace, nicknamed “Palacio Quemado” (The Burnt Palace), after it was burnt down not once, not twice, but 8 times!
Continue to the San Francisco square, where the main highlight is none other than the Iglesia de San Francisco, the San Francisco Church founded in 1548 by Francisco de los Ángeles. The first building collapsed in 1610 after heavy snowfall and was rebuilt in 1744-1753.
The church’s stone façade represents one of Bolivia’s finest examples of Baroque-mestizo architecture; look closer and you’ll see carved dragons, birds, masked figures and lots of other indigenous symbols.
Don’t miss a walk around the Mercado de Hechicería, for a genuinely unique experience! The Market of Witchcraft has everything from lucky charms, potions and ingredients to full-detailed instructions on traditional Aymará rituals!
Now time to see some of La Paz’s museums – just some of them, as they are quite a few!
- Start with the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Plaza, boasting world-class collections of Bolivian and international contemporary art; do notice the glass-domed restored mansion that houses the museum, designed by Gustave Eiffel
- The Museo de Metales Preciosos houses pre-Columbian collections of precious metals found at the archaeological site around the pre-Columbian metropolis Tiwanaku
- The Museo de la Guerra del Pacífico is dedicated to the War of the Pacific
- The Home of Murillo (Casa de Murillo) is the original home of Pedro Domingo Murillo, national hero and leader of the Bolivian Revolution movement. It features collections of colonial art, textiles, furniture, glass and silver items once belonging to the Bolivian aristocracy
- Finally, visit the Museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas to enjoy beautiful works of art and photographs; highlight is the marvellous ceramic diorama of old La Paz
To enter La Paz, you need to have a valid passport, with validity until at least 6 months after your travel dates. Greek citizens do not need a Visa, for a maximum stay of 90 days.
When to Go
La Paz has a subtropical climate with some unusual characteristics; as a result, it shows low temperatures all-year-round, while summers are humid and winters dry. February and March are the cloudiest months, showing only 5 hours of sunshine.
The best time to visit La Paz is the period from April to August, when temperatures are cool but not extremely low and humidity is at a relative medium level.