Been to The Capital of Bolivia
Bolivia is one of the republics in the United States, which borders Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina in the south, and Chile and Peru on the west. Bolivia’s capital formerly known as La Ciudad de Nuestra Senora de La Paz, which is now better known as La Paz.
La Paz is the city’s dynamic mix of ethnic and cultural heritage. The combination of cultural and historical heritage makes La Paz a interesting place to vacation. The following are interesting places to visit if you come to La Paz.
1. Mercado de las Brujas
Mercado de las Brujas is known as the witches market. Along the streets of Mercado de las Brujas, you will see stalls selling items such strange, charm, natural medicine, herbs, crystals, statues of luck, and animal embryos.
2. Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz is a simple stone building with a simple golden altar, which was built in 1835. The church was built near the site of the first mission of La Paz, which was founded the same year by the Jesuit Jaime Bravo.
3. Plaza Murillo
Plaza Murillo is the city’s main square. first name of the plaza is the Plaza Mayor, but Murillo was later renamed in honor of Pedro Domingo Murillo (1759-1810). Pedro Domingo Murillo was a freedom fighter Bolivia, who met his end here when he was hanged in 1810. In the middle of Plaza Murilo, you can also see the monument to the hero as high as 3 meters.
4. Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace is locally known as the Palacio Quemado, this is the president’s official residence. located to the south of Plaza Murillo. Outside the Presidential Palace you can see the red-uniformed guards. Uniform is worn during the Pacific War (1879-1884), when Chile seized Bolivia’s coastal areas. Now, this uniform sends a message that Chile has to return the land to Bolivia. The building was completed in 1852, but had several times burned during an uprising in 1870. Since then the Presidential Palace was rebuilt and modified several times.
5. Iglesia de San Francisco
Iglesia de San Francisco is the church of mixed mestizo and Spanish baroque style. This church is a favorite place for Indian weddings, located in the plaza of San Francisco. This church had collapsed due to snow in 1610 and rebuilt in 1784.
These churches also incorporate elements of the original art and Catholic and has a Baroque Facade of San Francisco is rich in traditional symbols such as the character mask, snakes, dragons and tropical birds. When you want to visit this church, you can come in Monday-Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time and was not charged.
6. Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)
Valle de la Luna, or the valley of the moon is located about 10 kilometers from downtown La Paz, Pedro Domingo Murillo province. This valley is an area where erosion has eroded the mountains. Here you see as if the desert is filled with stalagmites.
7. Tiwanaku Archaeological Site
Tiwanaku archaeological site is a historic relic Incas, is located near Lake Titicaca in the province about 72 kilometers west Ingavi La Paz. This archaeological site has not been fully explored, but walking among the ruins of this would be a fun and rewarding experience. You can visit here any day, from 9:00 to 16:30 pm local time.
8. Museo de EtnografÃ-a y Folklore
Museo de EtnografÃa y Folklore is a small museum featuring exhibits of diverse ethnic cultures Bolivia, located on Calle Espana 74. In the room on the ground floor, you’ll find an impressive display of masks Andes. upstairs you will see an exhibition dedicated to the cultural village of Uru Chipaya with typical models and explanations about their hunting techniques. This museum also has an audio-visual library where you can watch a short video about traditional dances Bolivia, ethnic groups, history and customs.
Museum is open Monday-Friday starting at 9:30 to 18:30 local time while closing early Saturday is at 12:30 local time. You are not charged if you go to this museum.
9. Museo del Charango
This museum displays exhibits a variety of musical instruments, located at Calle Linares. In this museum, you can see charangos (traditional Bolivian ukulele instrument) and other traditional instruments used in folk music of Bolivia. You can also follow the wind instrument lessons here. The museum is open daily from 9:30 to 18:30 am local time with an entrance fee of U.S. $ 0.6.