25 Mar, 2019 | BX TEAM
Valle de las Ánimas
Description: A mere one-hour bus journey from the city just east of La Paz’s Zona Sur, the spires of el Valle de las Ánimas hang over a carved-up valley, resonating with a mystical quality up to 3900 masl. This majestic geological landscape is often overlooked by visitors to this sprawling city without knowing that the beautiful ‘Valley of the Souls’ is actually one of La Paz's city protected areas areas.
How to get there: One of the alternatives is to take a minibus that goes to UNI and get off at the bridge, then you have to walk along the river path about 45 minutes. It is recommended to contact a tour guide.
Photo: Renata Lazcano
MUSEF - Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore
Description: A collection of more than 30,000 cultural artefacts lays within an architectural structure built in 1730 with a typical colonial style. The ‘National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore’ is one of the most prestigious and popular museums in Bolivia, their mission is “to value local archaeological, historical and anthropological memories and heritages of different nations and peoples of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, fostering intercultural and intracultural encounter and dialogue”. Vibrant colours, masks, craftsmanship, bolivian numismatist, feathers, pottery and other traditional vestments is something you can appreciate at the MUSEF.
Address: Ingavi street #916, La Paz
Opening hours: 9:00 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 19:00
Description: Vegan food restaurant with Bolivian supplies. Natural, fresh and organic. Veggie bowls, main courses, smoothies, desserts, vegan cakes, and we have gluten-free options!! Clean, healthy and delicious! If you are willing to spend a moment calmly and rest...this is a good place! We will wait for you!
Address: Sagárnaga street #213, between Murillo and Linares street
Opening hours: 11:00 to 19:00
Photo: Café Vida
ETNO Café Cultural
Description: Art and contemporary culture since 2005, a unique and cozy atmosphere in the most beautiful colonial street of La Paz Etno is the first absinthe bar in the city that also offers great food and other drinks.
Address: Jaén street #722
Contact: + 591 76231841
Opening hours: 11:30 to 2:00
PLACES TO VISIT
Mercado de las Brujas
Description: The Witches Market is one of the markets with more tradition, is located in the old town of La Paz, near the San Francisco Church. This unique market beyond the name is a place where natural medicine is sold, especially herbs, mates and other infusions among other local souvenirs. A colorful place full of tradition.
Address: Linares and Santa Cruz street
Photo: Renata Lazcano
WHERE TO DO SHOPPING
Description: One of Bolivia's first concept stores, it is a beautifully decorated boutique, dedicated to showcasing Bolivia's essence and original design that focuses on fashion, art, books, gourmet food and household items. All proudly made in Bolivia.
Address: Sagárnaga street #163
Opening hours: 9:30 to 20:00