20 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 20 sights are available in La Paz, Bolivia.

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1. San Ignacio de Loyola

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San Ignacio de Loyola AnonymousUnknown author / Public domain

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 the first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, in Paris, in 1541. He envisioned the purpose of the Society of Jesus to be missionary work and teaching. Unlike members of other religious orders in the church; who take the vows of chastity, obedience and poverty; members of the Jesuit society also take a fourth vow of obedience to the Pope, to engage in projects ordained by the pontiff. Jesuits were instrumental in leading the Counter-Reformation.

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2. Carlos Gardel

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Carlos Gardel José María Silva (1897-2000) [1] Because of Law 9739/art.20 (Uruguay) -photo taken by request- copyright was in head of Carlos Gardel (1890-1935). / Public domain

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.

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3. Jardín Botánico La Paz

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The Botanical Garden La Paz is a unit of the Institute of Ecology- Race of Biology, 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 Cota Campus, in the city of La Paz, is a member of the Botanical Gardens Association of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the BGCI based in London. Its international identification code as a botanical institution, as well as the acronym of its herbarium is LPB.

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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.

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5. General José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras

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General José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras / Public domain

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.

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6. Lucio Pérez Velasco

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Lucio Pérez Velasco Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

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 ws 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.

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7. Andrés de Santa Cruz

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Andrés de Santa Cruz Manuel Ugalde / Public domain

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 6th 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.

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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 city park in the city of Peace. Its official name is Parque Laguna de cota tupac katari. The park is one of the few public spaces in Peace City, with lagoons and artificial waterfalls. The lagoon can be navigated on small tandem boats. Until 2016, it was the second most visited public park in Peace City.

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9. Simón Bolívar

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Simón Bolívar José Toro Moreno / Public domain

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

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10. Catedral Metropolitana

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Our Lady of Peace Metropolitan Cathedral is a small church located in Murillo Square in the city of peace. In Bolivia. Built in 1835, it has neoclassical architecture with some Baroque elements. The interior is distributed in five nave. Antonio Camponovo architects were involved in its architecture and design.

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11. Reina Isabel I de Castilla

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Isabella I was Queen of Castile from 1474 until her death in 1504, reigning over a dynastically unified Spain together with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon. She was Queen of Aragon after Ferdinand II ascended to that throne in 1479. Together, Isabella and Ferdinand are known as the Catholic Monarchs.

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12. Confucio

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Confucio Wu Daozi, 685-758, Tang Dynasty. / Public domain

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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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.

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14. Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre

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Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre Arturo Michelena / Public domain

Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan independence leader who served as President of Peru and as the 2nd President of Bolivia. Sucre was one of Simón Bolívar's closest friends, generals and statesmen.

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15. Monumento a Eduardo Abaroa

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Monumento a Eduardo Abaroa Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Colonel 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.

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16. Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz

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Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz Pegasuscbba / Public domain

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.

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17. Plaza España

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Plaza Espa ñ a is located in the city of Peace in Bolivia, in the region of sopocachi, south-west of Plaza abaroa, north-east of the community of San Jorge and south of the community of San Pedro. The altitude is 3,607 meters.

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18. Ana María Romero de Campero

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Ana María de las Nieves Romero Pringle or also better known as Ana María Romero de Campero, was a journalist, writer, activist, first defender of the town of Bolivia (1998-2003) and president of the Senate of Bolivia (2010).

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19. 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.

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20. 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) dependent on the Municipal Autonomous Government of La Paz.

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