Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in El Alto, Bolivia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 31 m
Descend 23 m

Explore El Alto in Bolivia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in El Alto

Sight 1: Cholitas Wrestling

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The Fighting Cholitas are a group of female wrestlers who perform in El Alto, Bolivia. The Cholitas are part of a group called the Titans of the Ring, which includes both male and female wrestlers. The Titans perform each Sunday for an audience of hundreds at El Alto's Multifunctional Center. Tickets to the exhibitions cost $1.

Wikipedia: Fighting Cholitas (EN), Website

218 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Juana Azurduy Bermúdez de Padilla

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Juana Azurduy Bermúdez de Padilla

Juana Azurduy de Padilla was a guerrilla military leader from Chuquisaca, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. She fought for Bolivian and Argentine independence alongside her husband, Manuel Ascencio Padilla, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She was noted for her strong support for and military leadership of the indigenous people of Upper Peru. Today, she is regarded as an independence hero in both countries.

Wikipedia: Juana Azurduy de Padilla (EN)

1419 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 3: Ernesto Che Guevara

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Ernesto Che Guevara

Ernesto Guevara, known as Che Guevara or simply Che, was an Argentine physician, politician, guerrilla, writer, journalist and communist revolutionary who became a Cuban citizen in 1960, a citizenship he renounced in 1965.

Wikipedia: Ernesto Guevara (ES)

1514 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 4: Douglas C-47

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The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II. During the war the C-47 was used for troop transport, cargo, paratrooper, for towing gliders and military cargo parachute drops. The C-47 remained in front-line service with various military operators for many years. It was produced in approximately triple the numbers as the larger, much heavier payload Curtiss C-46 Commando, which filled a similar role for the U.S. military.

Wikipedia: Douglas C-47 Skytrain (EN)

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Sight 5: Fokker F-27-400M Friendship

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Fokker F-27-400M Friendship

The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner developed and manufactured by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. It is the most numerous post-war aircraft manufactured in the Netherlands; the F27 was also one of the most successful European airliners of its era.

Wikipedia: Fokker F27 Friendship (EN)

28 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Lockheed C-130A Hercules

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Lockheed C-130A Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. More than 40 variants of the Hercules, including civilian versions marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations.

Wikipedia: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (EN)

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Sight 7: Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

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Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is an American subsonic jet trainer. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2, then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. The last operator of the T-33, the Bolivian Air Force, retired the type in July 2017, after 44 years of service.

Wikipedia: Lockheed T-33 (EN)


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