Ringed by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world at 3,600 metres. Founded in 1548, the city sprawls in all directions and engulfs even the surrounding canyon walls. The clutter of varied architecture, colourful markets and cobbled alleys combined with several fine museums offers a fascinating insight into Bolivia’s colonial past. Just north of La Paz lies perhaps Bolivia’s most fascinating and enigmatic ruin, Tiahuanaco, an ancient citadel dating back to 1600BC.
Our preferred accommodation
- City hotel - La PazA large business hotel, well positioned for exploring the capital and one of the most comfortable options in La Paz.
City hotel - La PazA restored colonial building in the heart of La Paz, close to the San Francisco church and the Mercado de Hechiceria (the witches' market).