16 Sights in La Paz, Bolivia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in La Paz, Bolivia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in La Paz, Bolivia.

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1. San Ignacio de Loyola

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Ignatius of Loyola, S. J. , venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Catholic priest and theologian, who, with Peter Faber and Francis Xavier, founded the religious order of the Society of Jesus, and became its first Superior General, in Paris in 1541. He envisioned the purpose of the Society of Jesus to be missionary work and teaching. In addition to the vows of chastity, obedience and poverty of other religious orders in the church, Loyola instituted a fourth vow for Jesuits of obedience to the Pope, to engage in projects ordained by the pontiff. Jesuits were instrumental in leading the Counter-Reformation.

Wikipedia: Ignatius of Loyola (EN)

2. Carlos Gardel

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Carlos Gardel was a French-born Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He was one of the most influential interpreters of world popular music in the first half of the 20th century. Gardel is the most famous popular tango singer of all time and is recognized throughout the world. He was notable for his baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

Wikipedia: Carlos Gardel (EN)

3. Plaza Murillo

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The Plaza Murillo is the central plaza of the city of La Paz and the open space most connected to the political life of Bolivia. Prominent buildings on the plaza include the Presidential Palace, National Congress of Bolivia, and the Cathedral of La Paz. It is located in the old town, or Casco Viejo, of the city and is surrounded by Socabaya Street to the west, Ayacucho Street to the east, Comercio Street to the south, and a continuation of Ingavi and Ballivan Streets to the north.

Wikipedia: Plaza Murillo (EN)

4. General José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras

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José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, known simply as José de San Martín or the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.

Wikipedia: José de San Martín (EN)

5. Lucio Pérez Velasco

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Lucio Pérez Velasco was a Bolivian politician who served as the 13th vice president of Bolivia from 1899 to 1903. He served as first vice president alongside second vice president Aníbal Capriles Cabrera during the administration of José Manuel Pando. By decree of 23 January 1903. he was dismissed. A member of the Liberal Party, he was elected deputy for the Beni department in 1884. From 1889 to 1893, he was Senator for Beni.

Wikipedia: Lucio Pérez Velasco (EN)

6. Andrés de Santa Cruz

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Andrés de Santa Cruz y Calahumana was a Bolivian general and politician who served as interim president of Peru in 1827, the interim president of Peru from 1836 to 1838 and the sixth president of Bolivia from 1829 to 1839. He also served as Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation from 1836 to 1839, a political entity created mainly by his personal endeavors.

Wikipedia: Andrés de Santa Cruz (EN)

7. Catedral Metropolitana

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The Catedral Metropolitana Nuestra Señora de La Paz is a minor basilica located in the Plaza Murillo of the city of La Paz. In Bolivia. It was built in 1835 with a neoclassical architecture with some baroque elements. It has an interior distributed in 5 naves. The architect Antonio Camponovo participated in its construction and design.

Wikipedia: Catedral basílica de Nuestra Señora de La Paz (La Paz, Bolivia) (ES)

8. Reina Isabel I de Castilla

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Isabella I, also called Isabella the Catholic, was Queen of Castile from 1474 until her death in 1504, as well as Queen consort of Aragon from 1479 until 1504 by virtue of her marriage to King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Reigning together over a dynastically unified Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand are known as the Catholic Monarchs.

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9. Simón Bolívar

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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.

Wikipedia: Simón Bolívar (EN)

10. Confucio

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Confucius was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period who is traditionally considered the paragon of Chinese sages. Confucius's teachings and philosophy underpin East Asian culture and society, remaining influential across China and East Asia to this day.

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11. Plaza Abaroa

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Plaza Abaroa is a public space, named in honor of Eduardo Abaroa the Bolivian hero who fought in the War of the Pacific. It is located in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, in the Sopocachi area, among 20 de Octubre, Sánchez Lima, Pedro Salazar & Belisario Salinas streets.

Wikipedia: Plaza Abaroa (EN)

12. Antonio José de Sucre

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Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan independence leader who served as the president of Peru and as the second president of Bolivia. Sucre was one of Simón Bolívar's closest friends, generals and statesmen.

Wikipedia: Antonio José de Sucre (EN)

13. Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz

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Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz was a noted writer, dramatist, journalist, social commentator, university professor, and socialist political leader from Bolivia. In 1964 Marcelo won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Los Deshabitados.

Wikipedia: Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz (EN)

14. Monumento a Eduardo Abaroa

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Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo was Bolivia's foremost hero of the War of the Pacific (1879–1883), which pitted Chile against Bolivia and Peru. He was one of the leaders of the civilian resistance to the Chilean invasion at the Battle of Topáter.

Wikipedia: Eduardo Abaroa (EN)

15. Basílica de San Francisco

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The Basilica of San Francisco in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, is a Catholic church under the advocation of Francis of Assisi. It is located in the center of the city, in the square that bears its name, Plaza San Francisco.

Wikipedia: Basilica of San Francisco, La Paz (EN)

16. Jardín Botánico

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Jardín Botánico Colaboradores de OpenStreetMap / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Botanical Garden is a cultural institution of the city of La Paz, administered by the company Municipal Company of Green Areas, Parks and Forestry (EMAVERDE) dependent on the Autonomous Municipal Government of La Paz.

Wikipedia: Jardín Botánico (La Paz) (ES)

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