It is the commercial, financial, and industrial
center of Bolivia. The city of La Paz is currently the seat of
Government, established since October 25, 1899, the date in which
General José de Manuel Pando assumed the presidency of the
Republic. La Paz is also the capital of the district with the same
name. It is situated at 3649 m (11,968 ft) above sea level in the
northwest of Bolivia with an extension of 133,985 sq. km. (83,740
sq. mi). Its borders are: to the north with Pando, to the south with
Oruro, to the east with Beni and Cochabamba and to the west with the
Republics of Peru and Chile. Its population is approximately
1,900,786 (1992 Census) and is divided into 20 provinces and 272
districts. La Paz rebelled against Spanish oppression in 1809 under
the direction of Pedro Domingo Murillo, who was hanged along with
other patriots on July 16th of the same year. Its attractions are
centered around the beautiful architecture of its churches and
museums and the indigenous marketplaces that display and sell
traditional crafts. In the surrounding area you will find an
archaeological place of interest in Tiahuanaco.
This seat of Government of the Republic of Bolivia is situated
to the northeast of the country.
When to go
Architecture of San Francisco Church, craftsmanship along Sagárnaga
street, Mercado Negro (Black Market), National Museum of Art.
How to get there
The main destination in Bolivia is La Paz, specifically El
Alto International Airport. You can get to the other main
cities of the country from La Paz by highway.
Hiking, Photography, cultural touring, ethnic ecotourism.
Accommodations, food, trails, transportation.
Valle de La Luna (Valley of the Moon), Mallasa, Muela del
Diablo (Devil's Tooth), Valle de Las Ánimas,
Cañón de Palca (Palca Canyon), ruinas de Tiahuanaco.