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City Guide La Paz, Bolivia

Visiting La Paz

Officially known as La Paz de Ayacucho, Bolivia’s biggest city isn’t the official capital (which is Sucre), instead the ‘administrative’ capital. This makes it the highest capital in the world at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

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La Paz City Reviews

  • 30%

    Anonymous

    cheaper in food, lots traffic

    lots traffic there, cheaper overall. walking up and down in the street, need to well prepare for the height altitude. it is a country always on strike, so make sure you are aware of the development order to arrange your plan.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    La Paz is AWESOME

    Cracking city to explore, except for all the pigeons in the main square, it was a great town and very affordable. getting around the town is quite stressfull to be honest, but its a great place to visit

    Insider Tip:Take teh cable car - it is cheap and takes you up to a local market that stretches for miles where you can buy everything from used car parts to football shirts and food. its all locals though, so dont excpect any english! also, look for an excellent italian restaurant run by a french guy on the edge of the tourist district. he offers amazinb value lunches and dinners! i think it was on the end of linares, but is basically down from the the withces market

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Death road with BARRO BIKING

    If you want to do the death road, chose Barro Biking as the recommended BARRACUDA is overrated and didn't provide additional protective gear.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Not the nicest city in the world

    CIty is a bit dirty with not much cultural highlights. Some nice restaurants, an ok walking tour and the base for the amazing death road.

    Insider Tip:Sol y Luna JALALALALALA!! SOL Y LUNA JALALALALALALA.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    La Paz

    The most striking thing about La Paz is the drive in, a spectacular setting up in the valley with snow capped mountains in the backdrop. The city doesn't have a huge amount to offer in terms of things to do but is a good base for the jungle and surrounding area. The crazy industry of the locals and the markets is fun to experience and there are loads of great viewpoints and a cable car too.

    Insider Tip:The witches market is very small and nothing special but the coca museum was really interesting.

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