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


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Explore interesting sights in La Paz, Bolivia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in La Paz, Bolivia.

Sightseeing Tours in La Paz

1. Confucio

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Kong Fuzi, more usually Kongzi, commonly Latinized as Confucius, was a Chinese philosopher 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, and remain influential across China and East Asia to this day. His philosophical teachings, called Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity, as well as an emphasis on a ruler's duty to their subjects.

Wikipedia: Confucius (EN)

2. Carlos Gardel

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Carlos Gardel

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. Jardín Botánico La Paz

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The La Paz Botanical Garden is a unit of the Institute of Ecology - Biology Career, Faculty of Pure and Natural Sciences of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. It is a botanical garden of about 5 hectares located on the University Campus of Cota, in the city of La Paz, it is a member of the Association of Botanical Gardens of Latin America and the Caribbean, and of the BGCI based in London. Its international identification code as a botanical institution, as well as the acronym of its herbarium, is LPB.

Wikipedia: Jardín botánico La Paz (ES)

4. 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)

5. General José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras

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General José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras

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)

6. Lucio Pérez Velasco

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Lucio Pérez Velasco

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)

7. Andrés de Santa Cruz

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Andrés de Santa Cruz

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)

8. Parque Laguna de Cota Cota

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Parque Laguna de Cota Cota Colaboradores de OpenStreetMap / CC BY-SA 4.0

Laguna de Cota is the name of an important urban park in the city of La Paz. Its official name is Laguna de Cota Túpac Katari. The park is one of the few public spaces in the city of La Paz that has a lagoon, and artificial waterfalls. The lagoon is navigable in small bipersonal vessels. Until 2016 it was the second most visited public park in the city of La Paz.

Wikipedia: Laguna de Cota Cota (ES), Website

9. Catedral Metropolitana

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The Catedral Metropolitana Nuestra Señora de La Paz is a minor basilica located in Plaza Murillo in the city of La Paz. In Bolivia. It was built in 1835 with a neoclassical style 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)

10. Simón Bolívar

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Simón Bolívar

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco 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)

11. Antonio José de Sucre

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Antonio José de Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan general and politician who served as the president of Bolivia from 1825 to 1828. A close friend and associate of Simón Bolívar, he was one of the primary leaders of South America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.

Wikipedia: Antonio José de Sucre (EN)

12. Reina Isabel I de Castilla

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Reina Isabel I de Castilla

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

Wikipedia: Isabella I of Castile (EN)

13. 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)

14. San Ignacio de Loyola

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San Ignacio de Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola, venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Catholic priest and theologian, who, with six companions, founded the religious order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and became its first Superior General, in Paris in 1541.

Wikipedia: Ignatius of Loyola (EN)

15. Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz

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Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz

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)

16. Monumento a Eduardo Abaroa

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Monumento a Eduardo Abaroa

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)

17. Cerro Muela del Diablo

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Cerro Muela del Diablo

The Muela del Diablo, 'Chris,' or 'Christopher' is an iconic feature of the La Paz landscape in Bolivia. The feature is a volcanic neck, which is the solidified core of an extinct volcano, the rest of which has eroded or washed away.

Wikipedia: Muela del Diablo (EN)

18. 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)

19. Plaza España

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Plaza España is located in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, in the Sopocachi area, southwest of Plaza Abaroa, northeast of the San Jorge neighborhood and south of the San Pedro neighborhood. At a height of 3,607 m s. n. m ..

Wikipedia: Plaza España (La Paz) (ES)

20. Valle de las ánimas

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The Valle de las Ánimas is a municipal protected area, a natural departmental monument and geological formation of the city of La Paz, located a few kilometers from the urban area at an altitude of 3965 m s. n. m.

Wikipedia: Valle de las Ánimas (La Paz) (ES)

21. 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 Municipal Company of Green Areas, Parks and Forestation (Emaverde) under the Municipal Autonomous Government of La Paz.

Wikipedia: Jardín Botánico (La Paz) (ES), Website


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