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Ciudad de la Paz

The witches market

It offers an encounter with tradition, native products, medicinal plants, amulets, offerings, herbs, and here you can find healers, yatiris and kallawayas. Its sidewalks shelter experts in reading the future. The Kallawayas, Yatiris or Andean sorcerers are the ones who predominate in the place, some of them even set up “customer service offices” where through reading the future with coca leaves.


Since its inauguration Mi Teleférico has become one of the main tourist attractions in the City as it is the largest cable car network in the world. The Bolivian state signed a contract for the execution of the project with the Austrian cable transport company Doppelmayr and its local subsidiary Doppelmayr Bolivia S.A. The cable car was inaugurated and began operations on May 30, 2014.

General Cemetery

It was inaugurated in 1831 during the presidency of Marshal Andrés de Santa Cruz (1829-1839) as the first space, then located on the outskirts of the city, destined to house the remains of the deceased.

The character of resembling an “open-air museum” makes the necropolis an instrument to “learn history” in a different way.

Colonial Center

Touring this area of the city invites us to discover the very history of La Paz. It is made up of the Main Square, the Street of the Museums, the Church of San Francisco, the Plaza Alonzo de Mendoza.

It is extremely interesting, being able to photograph old houses from the Spanish era in Bolivia, and also witness the traditions that still remain until today.

Degustación Gastronómica

The salteñas:

It is a type of empanada of Bolivian origin, eaten as a juicy snack and filled with meat, chicken or other meats, hard-boiled egg, spices, and other ingredients, cooked in the oven. These empanadas moved to Spain with the Arab expansion and then went to the New World.

The cool of peach drink:

Dehydrated or mocochinchi, also known as quisa is a fruit widely produced in different regions of the country, it resembles some Latin American versions as a result of the refreshing and sugary preparation of the peeled and dehydrated peach. Over the years it has become a symbol of ordinary diners who buy it from street stalls to quench their thirst and from Bolivian tables.

The charquecan:

It is a dish originating from the department of Oruro. It consists of shredded llama or beef, accompanied by potatoes, mote, cheese and its inevitable llajwa (spicy sauce). It became popular among miners from Oruro because the charque does not spoil easily, it was known as charque de llama with a nickname.

The Paceño Plate:

(Vegetarian) It is the dish that, par excellence, prevails in the commemorative dates of La Paz. It was born in 1781, in the so-called “Surrounding of La Paz”, led by the Tupac Katari indigenous leaders. It was ordered that all the owners of nearby haciendas collect all possible products, thus forming the ingredients of the traditional La Paz dish: broad beans, corn, potato and sheep cheese.

The Jawita:

It is a traditional product of the Yungas of La Paz. Made with Chulumani bread dough, caressed with a handful of achiote and filled with a delicious Andean cheese, Jawita is an Aymara word that means “painted or spread”.

Without a doubt, it is a delicacy that conquers locals and strangers and, at the same time, a hallmark of its gastronomy that a few years ago could only be found in the tropical region of La Paz.

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