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The Legislative Palace, La Paz
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Top sigths of Bolivia

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. … Open

Chapters of the guide to La Paz

La Paz for children - what to visit

In La Paz, ideal conditions have been fashioned for outdoor recreation. With children, you should definitely visit the picturesque “lunar valley”, Valle de la Luna. Its distinguishing feature is the unique rock formations that created in this place, true lunar landscapes. In this valley, there is very little vegetation, but many beautiful stone formations, against which you can make excellent photographs. … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Linares Street accommodating the most popular and interesting shops of the capital starts near the city's main square. Among dozens of colorful shops and stalls, one can find beautiful handmade leather goods, original silver jewelry, knitted accessories made from natural alpaca wool, interesting key chains and amulets, as well as cheap textiles of decent quality. A shop selling national musical instruments and a … Open

Advices for travellers

1. Not far from La Paz there is a large international airport, which receives regular flights from Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. The airport is about 10 km away from the city. 2. In La Paz, the main form of public transport is buses, which can help you get to any area of interest in the city and neighboring towns. There is no railway service in Bolivia. 3. In addition to buses, small route taxis called … Open

Travel guide to La Paz

The starting point of many excursion programs is the Murillo Square. It bears the name of one of the national heroes - the fighter for the independence of Bolivia, Pedro Domingo Murillo. Around the square are very beautiful administrative buildings, many of which were built in the 19th century. On the square there is a monument dedicated to the national hero. On the days of national holidays, there are always … Open

Traditions and mentality of La Paz

One of the most unusual annual holidays is called "Day of the Skull". On this day, locals honor the memory of their departed relatives. According to the established historical tradition, they keep their deceased relatives' skulls at home. They are considered to be the strongest and irreplaceable guards against evil spirits. On the holiday, townspeople take the skulls placed in special boxes with open walls and … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The city can offer very attractive Italian restaurants like Berlusca. Its chefs masterfully prepare more than ten types of pasta. To prepare Italian pasta, they use the best local cheese, so the taste of the dishes turns out to be really unusual. The restaurant’s menu also includes popular international dishes. Kalakitas Mexican Food n 'Drinks is a popular Mexican restaurant and a real local attraction at … Open

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