Bolivia La Paz Department
A bustling urban center located at high elevation, offering stunning mountain views and rich cultural heritage in Bolivia's largest department.
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La Paz is a little different to other places on this list because it doesn’t have colonial architecture but there’s a lot of beautiful spots that make up for it. Hiking and trekking is huge here, the mountains that line the city are where most visitors go to have fun. Two things you can’t miss are 1) getting in the cable car to take a birds eye view of La Paz - The Teleferic network covers the whole city, it’s super cheap too, 2) a bike ride to the Death Road. Staying in Loki Boutique was a real treat in La Paz. It feels like a proper boutique hotel and you pay less than $30 for the night - it might be more than my other recommendations but go for it!
onestep4ward 3 years ago
La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia and the seat of government, is a captivating city known for its colorful markets, lively nightlife, and rich multicultural heritage. Nestled in the heart of the Bolivian Andes, this high-altitude metropolis offers visitors a unique blend of traditional Andean culture and modern cosmopolitan flair, making it one of the top destinations in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel list. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant streets of the downtown area or soaking up the stunning vistas from Mount Illimani, La Paz is sure to leave a lasting impression on travelers of all ages and backgrounds.
seeker 6 months ago
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