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Bolivia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

During its centuries old history, Bolivia has become home to many places of interest and historic landmarks that are known far beyond the borders of the country. The peak of the San Pedro Mountain is one of most popular landmarks that attract both locals and tourists because the largest crucifixion in the world is installed there. The height of the statue of Christ is 33 metres. The statue was installed not long ago, before that the statue of Christ on the Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro was considered the highest one. That statue is 27 metres tall.
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Colorful markets have become a true landmark of Bolivia. The most famous market is called Mercado de Hechicería that can be literally translated as “Witchcraft market”. This huge market is located in the capital of the country, the city of La Paz. The market got such a name for a reason – the majority of items for sale are various witchcraft artefacts, herbs and talismans. It is possible to buy potions and amulets to cure every kind of disease in Mercado de Hechicería. A statue of an old Indian god is the most popular souvenir that tourists enjoy buying. It is believed that the statue protects its owner from bad luck.
The most famous nature sight of Bolivia is, probably, Lake Titicaca that is also the "highest navigable lake" in the world. It addition to magnificent nature and beautiful skyline, the lake has one more secret. In 2000, during one of numerous exploration campaigns, an ancient Indian temple was found on the bottom of the lake. The temple was built approximately 1500 years ago. Therefore, a sight of international level is buried deep under waters of Lake Titicaca. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Fans of active rest and sports activities have always been in love with the Ands. Eastern slopes of the mountains are perfect for alpine climbing. There are also several national parks in the piedmont region – Isiboro Secure, Pilon Lajas and Huanchaca. The city of Oruro is a popular tourist spot. The city is famous for its colourful festivals and carnivals. During the festival season, the population of Oruro is several times more than usual. Naturally, that happens because of thousands of tourists who come to see the show. Pagador is a place that will please fans of architectural landmarks. There are many old buildings in the town, the most famous ones are Mint House and Cathedral built in the 16th century. The biggest museum in the country (the National Museum) is located in the capital and exhibits a large collection of artefacts.
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National and city parks in Bolivia
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♥   National Park 'Carrasco' . On the map   Photos
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♥   National Park 'Llica' . On the map   Photos
♥   Regional Park 'Lomas de Arena' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Bolivia from our review series

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
Those who love natural attractions will get a lot of impressions from walk through the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. It is located in the eastern part of Bolivia, at the border with Brazil. An area of ​​the park is a little less than 16 000 square km. The park features a variety of landscapes. There are rocky areas with deep canyons, large plains, and evergreen Amazonian forests.

There is the Guapore River, whose channel structure includes several beautiful waterfalls. This river is home to over 250 species of fish, 25 of which are found nowhere else in the world. The largest waterfall in the park is called Arcoiris. Its height is about 50 meters. It's very pleasant to enjoy this waterfall on a sunny day, when the rainbow is formed upon it. One of the first researchers who … Read all

Ancient City of Sucre

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
Fans of walks along historical places certainly have to visit the ancient city of Sucre in Bolivia. Its main feature is a number of survived monuments dating back to the colonial era. Some of them were built in the early years after the city has been founded. The official date of foundation of the city is November 30, 1538. Originally it was called Chuquisaca. The place got its current name in 1825. A significant part of the historical buildings that can be seen today were built in the first half of the 17th century.

At that time, active development of silver mines was held close to the city. Many local residents have invested all their money in the construction of luxurious palaces. During that period, the most magnificent churches and monasteries were built. Their grand decoration … Read all

Islands on Lake Titicaca

From the series “Nooks and villages that are more colorful than top touristic destinations”
Lake Titicaca in Peru has been attracting an attention of researchers and travelers for many years. As scientists believe, millions of years ago, this picturesque lake, which today affects with its size, was a sea. Even now, its waters are inhabited by rare marine fish and sharks. An interesting feature of the lake are the floating islands. Uros Indians inhabit these places for hundreds of years. Getting to know their way of life and culture is the goal of many travelers. A visit to the amazing floating islands can be a real journey into the past.

Uros Indians began to build artificial islands on the lake in the prehistoric era, during the war against the Incas. Hostile Inca drove them from the land. Eventually, Uros adapted to the harsh life and came to a quite successful and … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Bolivia

La Paz
The city was founded in 1548. When translated from Spanish, the world La Paz means “peace”. Starting from 1898 La Paz is considered the virtual capital of Bolivia. Here are located the residence of the president and the government of the country. Due to mountain relief the city has an interesting shape – it looks like a giant cup, in which the roads into the city go up, while the roads from the city go down. The city has got such an interesting shape due to its unique location. Many … Read more

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