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Cultural and Historic Tourism

Museo Nacional de Arqueología (Next to the Hotel): Depicts a collection of artifacts of the Tiahuanacu culture.

Casa Museo Marina Nuñez del Prado (6 blocks walking in southwest direction): Displays Quechua and Aymara-theme sculptures by Bolivian artist Marina Nuñez del Prado.

Presidential Palace (10 blocks walking northeast): Also known as the Palacio Quemado (Burnt Palace) due to repeated fire episodes the building endured in the past.

The Cathedral (10 blocks walking northeast): Built in 1835, the cathedral is an impressive building worth seeing. It is located in the Plaza Murillo next to the Presidential Palace.

  • Palacio Presidencial
  • Museo Nacional de Arqueología
  • Casa Museo Marina Núñez del Prado

San Francisco Church and Museum (11 blocks walking north): Originally built as a church and convent during the 16th and 18th century, with a mix of baroque and Aymara style. Currently the building has been turned into a museum, home to several art pieces that show the merge between Spaniard and Aymara cultures.

Mercado de Brujas (11 blocks walking north): The Witches' Market it’s a colorful spot in the city that offers merchandise for typical rituals, as well as herbs, remedies, and other ingredients used in Aymara traditions.

Museo Nacional de Arte (1.3 km): Located in Comercio Street, this former palace, built in 1775, houses the art work of Melchor Perez de Holgui¬n and Marina Nuñez del Prado, among others.

Museo de Etnografía y Folklore (1.3 km): The museum of ethnography and folklore is located in a house built in the late 1700's and exhibits customs and art of two ethnic groups: Chipayas and Ayoreos.

Casa de Pedro Domingo Murillo (1.3 km): Once the house of Pedro Domingo Murillo, martyr of the independence revolution of 1809 the house displays a collection of furniture, textiles, and art from colonial times providing an inside look to the way of living during the revolution times.

  • Iglesia y Museo de San Francisco
  • Mercado de las Brujas
  • Casa de Pedro Domingo Murillo

Museo Costumbrista (1.3 km): Displays amazing ceramic dolls wearing traditional customs that show how life was in the early 1800's. Also displays images of old La Paz.

Museo del Litoral (1.3 km): Displays objects from the 1879 war in which Bolivia lost its sea coast to Chile.

Museo de Oro (1.3 km): Displays art work in gold, silver, and copper from times previous to colonization.

Museo de Historia Natural (11 Km): Exhibits on Bolivia's paleontology, geology, paleontology, zoology, and botany.

Feria de Alasitas: (3 blocks walking south): This fair is celebrated each year for two weeks starting on January 24th in honor to the god of abundance, known as Ekeko (it’s Aymara name)