La Paz & Tiwanaku

La Paz & Tiwanaku, photo by Clairette
La Paz & Tiwanaku (photo by Clairette)
 

La Paz was established in 1548 by the Spanish.

Altitude of the city ranges from about 4,058 m (13,313 ft) above sea level in El Alto (where the airport is located) to 3,100 m (10,170 ft) in the lower residential area.

La Paz geography, in particular the altitude, reflects the city’s society: the lower you go, the more affluent.

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, and is the highest national capital in the world.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Microclima Posada del Montículo

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Microclima Posada del Montículo offers accommodation in La Paz, 300 metres from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room includes a private bathroom. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$25

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YORK Vintage B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, YORK Vintage B&B offers accommodation in La Paz. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Cementerio Teleferico Station is 1. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$20

 
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La Puerta Verde

La Puerta Verde is located in La Paz, 1.1 km from Cementerio Teleferico Station and 1.9 km from Buenos Aires Teleferico Station. Each room comes with a TV with cable channels. The rooms come with a shared bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 4.4/10.

$8

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La Maison De La Bolivie

Located right in the city centre, La Maison De La Bolivie offers accommodations in La Paz, 800 metres from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 259 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$50

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La Loge

Featuring free WiFi, La Loge offers accommodation in La Paz. Sopocachi Teleferico Station is 700 metres away. All units have a seating area with a cable flat-screen TV and computer. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a microwave. Average score from 166 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$66

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Chez Juanvi

Chez Juanvi

Chez Juanvi offers accommodation in La Paz, 1.4 km from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. Chez Juanvi features views of the city and offers free WiFi access. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$37

 
$379.8
Rendezvous Hostel

Rendezvous Hostel

Located 100 metres from Plaza Abaroa square, Rendezvous Guest House offers accommodations in La Paz. Free WiFi access is available here. Average score from 600 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$30

 
$309.4
Microclima Posada del Montículo

Microclima Posada del Montículo

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Microclima Posada del Montículo offers accommodation in La Paz, 300 metres from Sopocachi Teleferico Station. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room includes a private bathroom. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$25

$259.0
Hostal Iskanwaya

Hostal Iskanwaya

Featuring free WiFi, Hostal Iskanwaya offers accommodation in La Paz, 1.7 km from Cementerio Teleferico Station. The rooms are fitted with a TV with cable channels. You will find a tour desk and shops at the property. Average score from 263 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$20

 
$208.8
Satelites guesthouse

Satelites guesthouse

Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Satelites guesthouse is situated in Mercenario. La Paz is 3.8 km from the property. The accommodation features a seating area. Some units feature a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$29

$298.7
Lhamourai Living Apartments

Lhamourai Living Apartments

Featuring free Wi-Fi access, Lhamourai Living offers self-catering accommodation in the city of La Paz just 300 metres from Plaza Murillo. Average score from 107 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$34

 
$348.6
Residencial Alta Vista

Residencial Alta Vista

Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountain, Residencial Alta Vista is located in La Paz, 1.5 km from Cementerio Teleferico Station. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 126 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$23

 
$238.4
Estrella Andina

Estrella Andina

Only 50 metres from Brujas Market, in La Paz, and 100 metres from the city’s picturesque artisans fair, Estrella Andina has comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. San Francisco Church is 500 metres from the hotel. Average score from 135 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$37

 
$377.9
YORK Vintage B&B

YORK Vintage B&B

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, YORK Vintage B&B offers accommodation in La Paz. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Cementerio Teleferico Station is 1. Average score from 87 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$20

 
$207.8
Golden Palace

Golden Palace

Located right in the touristic centre of La Paz, Golden Palace offers accommodations with free American breakfast and WiFi access. Rooms here are equipped with private bathrooms, free toiletries and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 339 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$25

 
$257.8
Landscape Terrazzo

Landscape Terrazzo

Conveniently located right in front of a Multicine Shopping Centre and Cinema Complex, Landscape Terrazzo offers accommodations in the city of La Paz. Free WiFi access is available. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 101 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$30

 
$307.8
Elegance Hotel

Elegance Hotel

The newly-built Elegance Hotel is situated within a 15-minute walk from downtown La Paz. With ample city views, its rooms offer free WiFi access, cable TV and a minibar. Many of La Paz´s attractions are within a 30-minute walk from the Elegance. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$35 - $70

 
$357.8
Landscape B&B

Landscape B&B

Located 300 metres from the main avenue and a 10-minute drive from the bus terminal, Landscape B&B offers free WiFi and a fully equipped common kitchen in La Paz. Average score from 358 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$19

 
$197.7
Hotel Fuentes

Hotel Fuentes

Just a 3-minute walk from San Francisco Square, Hotel Fuentes offers accommodations in La Paz. Free Wi-Fi access is available and a continental breakfast is included. Average score from 331 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$21

 
$217.4
Hotel Avenida

Hotel Avenida

Located only a 3-minute walk from San Francisco Church, Hotel Avenida offers accommodations in La Paz. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast daily. Rooms here are fitted with a TV with cable channels. Average score from 372 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$26 - $45

 
$267.4
Hotel Castilla

Hotel Castilla

Only 1 km from Murillo Square, Hotel Castilla offers rooms with heating and cable TV. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and breakfast are provided. La Paz commercial district is 2 km away. Average score from 90 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$32 - $42

 
$327.3
Hotel La Valle

Hotel La Valle

Featuring a complimentary Continental breakfast, two restaurants and located right in the city centre, Hotel La Valle offers accommodations surrounded by gastronomical and commercial options in La Paz. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 93 guest reviews: 7.1/10.

$18

 
$187.1

Highlights:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Aymara Culture



The Aymara people are an indigenous nation in the Andes and Altiplano regions of South America. Their ancestors lived in the region for many centuries before becoming a subject people of the Inca in the late 15th or early 16th century, and later of the Spanish in the 16th century. The native language of the Aymaras is Aymara. Many of Aymaras speak Spanish as a second language, when it is the predominant language in the areas where they live. Most of contemporary Aymaran urban culture was developed in the working-class Aymara neighborhoods of La Paz, such as Chijini and others. Both Quechua and Aymara women in Peru and Bolivia took up the style of wearing bowler hats since the 1920s.
Combination
Archeological Sites

Tiwanaku



The remains of a Pre-Incan civilization. This monumental city in the Bolivian highlands 13,000 feet above sea level and one of 754 recognized World Heritage Sites, Tiwanaku is surrounded by mountain ranges, with Lake Titicaca on its west side (though not visible). The massive, solid blocks of a stone not indigenous to the flat plateau give rise to the site's nickname, "the Stonehenge of the Americas"--and, over the years, they have given rise to some other worldly theories of how the site came to be. The museum contains most of the amazing things built by the Tiwanakan people, pictures aren't allowed but sometimes can be taken. Something interesting is in the museum: a skeleton was recovered that is about 13,000 years old.
Scenic Local Market

The Witches' Market (Mercado de Hechiceria or Mercado de las Brujas)



Calle Linares between Sagarnaga and Santa Cruz. Vendors sell llama fetuses and dried frogs for Aymara rituals, as well as soapstone figurines and aphrodisiac formulas. This street is also the best place to pick up a charango or other Bolivian musical instrument.
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