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.
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.
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)