Lugares Turísticos en Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

El Salar de Uyuni en Bolivia se formó por la desaparición de un océano interior que cubría la mayor parte del Altiplano y se extendía hasta el lago Titicaca. Es una experiencia extraordinaria cruzar este lago de sal en automóvil.

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Lago Titicaca, Copacabana

Lago Titicaca

El Lago Titicaca es el lago navegable más alto del mundo con una altura promedio de 3,810 metros sobre el nivel del mar. El Lago Titicaca es una gran atracción turística para los amantes de la naturaleza.

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La ciudad de La Paz, La Paz

La ciudad de La Paz

La Paz es la capital administrativa de Bolivia. La altitud de la ciudad varía desde aproximadamente 4058 metros (13,313 pies) sobre el nivel del mar en El Alto (donde se encuentra el aeropuerto) hasta 3100 metros (10,170 pies) en la zona residencial más baja. Es la capital nacional más alta del mundo.

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Camino de la Muerte, La Paz

Camino de la Muerte

Conoce el Camino de la Muerte, una carretera que conecta La Paz, capital de Bolivia, con la región de los Yungas, un sendero que, en las últimas décadas, se ha ganado la fama del camino más mortal del planeta.

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Carnaval de Oruro, Oruro

Carnaval de Oruro

El Carnaval de Oruro se celebra como un signo de devoción a la Virgen de Socavon. El Carnaval de Oruro es uno de los mayores eventos culturales y festividades en Bolivia y América Latina.

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Rurrenabaque, Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque (o simplemente Rurre) es un pueblo pequeño (población 15,000) a orillas del Río Beni en la cuenca amazónica boliviana. Los viajes a la jungla en el cercano Parque Nacional Madidi son las principales atracciones.

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Tiwanaku, Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku

Las ruinas de Tiwanaku se encuentran cerca de la orilla sureste del lago Titicaca, a unos 72 km (44 millas) al oeste de La Paz, Bolivia. Tiwanaku es un sitio reconocido como Patrimonio de la Humanidad.

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Minas de Plata, Potosi

Minas de Plata

Una de las principales atracciones turísticas de Potosí en Bolivia es el Cerro Rico. Desde las profundidades de esta increíble montaña, se han extraído grandes cantidades de plata desde 1545.

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Copacabana, Copacabana

Copacabana

Copacabana es un pequeño pueblo ubicado en la costa boliviana del lago Titicaca. Este es el Copacabana original y un popular destino turístico para viajeros.

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Parque Nacional Apolobamba, La Paz

Parque Nacional Apolobamba

El Parque Nacional Apolobamba se encuentra al oeste de La Paz, Bolivia y tiene una belleza escénica fantástica debido a las altas montañas cubiertas de nieve: Akamani, Presidente y Katantika.

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Parque Nacional Cotapata, La Paz

Parque Nacional Cotapata

El Parque Nacional Cotapata se encuentra al noreste de La Paz, Bolivia. Una de sus mayores atracciones es la ruta precolombina de Chucura o Choro o Camino Inca.

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Parque Nacional Madidi, La Paz

Parque Nacional Madidi

El Parque Nacional Madidi se encuentra al noreste de La Paz, Bolivia. Madidi es el área protegida con la mayor diversidad de flora: de 5,000 a 6,000 especies.

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Parque Nacional Noel Kempf Mercado, Santa Cruz

Parque Nacional Noel Kempf Mercado

El Parque Nacional Noel Kempf Mercado en Santa Cruz, Bolivia ha sido declarado Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO. El parque Noel Kempf Mercado presenta una belleza escénica excepcional gracias a grandes farallones y cascadas de la meseta de Caparu.

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Isla del Sol, Isla del Sol

Isla del Sol

La Isla del Sol se encuentra en el extremo noroeste de la península de Copacabana, Bolivia. La Isla del Sol tiene varios monumentos antiguos: el Palacio Pilkokaina y el Chinkana o Laberinto, La Escalera de los Incas, la Fuente Sagrada de la Juventud y las Terrazas de los Incas.

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Parque Nacional Sajama, Oruro

Parque Nacional Sajama

El Parque Nacional Sajama se encuentra al noroeste de Oruro, Bolivia. Cuenta con la imponente montaña nevada de Sajama, lagunas altoandinas, aguas termales y rutas de andinismo.

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Yungas, Coroico

Yungas

La región de Yungas se encuentra a casi tres horas de La Paz, Bolivia. El paisaje es una combinación de laderas verdes, precipicios, ríos, cascadas y vegetación moderada.

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Pueblo de Uyuni, Uyuni

Pueblo de Uyuni

Uyuni en Bolivia es una pequeña ciudad situada en el medio de la nada. El turismo es su principal fuente de prosperidad gracias al Salar de Uyuni, el mayor del mundo.

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Cementerio de Trenes, Uyuni

Cementerio de Trenes

La primera línea férrea en Bolivia fue Uyuni-Antofagasta e inicio trabajos el año 1899 y construida por ingenieros británicos quienes arribaron a Uyuni cerca del final del siglo XIX formando la pequeña comunidad de Uyuni.

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Misiones Jesuíticas, Santa Cruz

Misiones Jesuíticas

Las misiones jesuíticas en Bolivia se han mantenido intactas e incluso después de cientos de años siguen maravillando a los visitantes. Están ubicados en las tierras bajas orientales de Santa Cruz, Bolivia, a unas 6 horas de la ciudad.

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Chacaltaya, La Paz

Chacaltaya

En lo alto de los Andes, lejos del ajetreo y el bullicio de La Paz, se encuentra una estación de esquí hermosa pero misteriosa, una vez famosa por ser la pista de esquí de más alto rendimiento en el mundo.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni

San Pedro de Atacama

La ciudad de San Pedro Atacama se encuentra en un oasis dentro del desierto de San Pedro de Atacama a 2440 m.a.s.l. y 1.670 kilómetros de Santiago de Chile. Es la puerta de entrada al salar más grande del mundo: el Salar de Uyuni en Bolivia.

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Casa Nacional de la Moneda, Potosi

Casa Nacional de la Moneda

The Casa de la Moneda is a vast, elegant, and strikingly beautiful building that takes up a whole city block. In many specialists' opinion, it is the most important building among the colonial architecture of South America. Its construction began in 1750 and concluded in 1773. The works were in charge of the manufacturer and architect Salvador de Vila

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Pueblo de Colchani, Uyuni

Pueblo de Colchani

El Pueblo de Colchani constituye el punto de parada obligatorio camino al Majestuoso Salar de Uyuni, una de las peculiaridades del lugar es la construcción de pequeñas casas hechas con ladrillos de sal y uno de sus atractivos además de la fábrica de sal son los puestos de artesanías de sal situados en la calle principal.

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Fauna Andina, Uyuni

Fauna Andina

The Andean fauna populating the surroundings of the Uyuni Salt Flat and the amazing lagoons is diverse and rich.

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Parque Nacional Toro Toro, Potosi

Parque Nacional Toro Toro

The National Park Toro Toro is located to the north of Potosi, Bolivia. Among the attractions are the cavern of Huma Jalanta, Huaca Senka. There are tracks of dinosaurs, the Inca ruins of Flame Chaqui and cave paintings.

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Incahuasi Island, Uyuni

Incahuasi Island

Set on the remains of a volcano, Incahuasi Island, was used as a resting place for the Incas who used to cross the salt flat with llamas.

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Vergel Waterfall, Toro Toro, Potosi

Vergel Waterfall, Toro Toro

The Vergel waterfall is located just three kilometers to the north from Toro Toro Town and offers to its visitors a contrasting landscape after rocky canyon formations.

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Wayllas Mountain and the Dinosaur footprints, Potosi

Wayllas Mountain and the Dinosaur footprints

Wallyas Mountain treasures 80 million year old dinosaur footprints and fossils just five minutes away from Toro Toro town by car.

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Umajalanta Cavern, Potosi

Umajalanta Cavern

The Umajalanta Cavern is located just 10 kilometers away from Toro Toro town. It is 4600 meters long and offers to its visitors impressive subterranean views of stalagmites and stalactites.

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Itas City , Potosi

Itas City

Itas city is a unique place 21 kilometers to the west of Toro Toro town with huge rocky formations whose particular shape resembles a real city.

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Cristo de la Concordia, Cochabamba

Cristo de la Concordia

Perched atop the San Pedro hill in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the 33 m (109 ft) tall statue of the Cristo de la Concordia is the tallest of its kind in the world. Visitors can climb inside up to the arms for a panoramic view of the city of Cochabamba.

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Desierto de Siloli, Uyuni

Desierto de Siloli

El Desierto de Siloli se encuentra en el departamento de Potosí, al suroeste de Bolivia, a 5000 m.s.n.m. es considerado uno de los más áridos del mundo, debido a los bajos niveles de precipitaciones después del Desierto de Atacama.

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Ojos de Sal, Uyuni

Ojos de Sal

The eyes of the salt flat are the outlets for subterranean rivers flowing under the Uyuni Salt Flat.

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Lagunas increíbles, Uyuni

Lagunas increíbles

Near the Salt Flats of Uyuni, Bolivia several spectacular lagoons amaze the visitors - Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon), Laguna Hedionda (Stinking Lagoon), Laguna Canapa.

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Cathedral and Plaza Murillo, La Paz

Cathedral and Plaza Murillo

Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, holds the Presidential Palace, and in the center of Plaza Murillo, opposite, stands a statue of President Gualberto Villarroel. The Cathedral was built in 1835 on a steep hillside and the main entrance is 12m higher than its base on Calle Potosi.

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Laguna Cañapa, Uyuni

Laguna Cañapa

La Laguna Cañapa es una laguna de agua salada situada en departamento de Sud Lipez del departamento de Potosí, Bolivia, próxima a la Laguna Hedionda y rodeada por tres volcanes: Caquena, Tapaquillcha y Cañapa.

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Laguna Ramaditas, Uyuni

Laguna Ramaditas

La Laguna Ramaditas es un cuerpo de agua dulce con una superficie aproximada de 4 kilómetros cuadrados emplazada a una altura de 4400 m.s.n.m. Se encuentra situada dentro de la Reserva Nacional Eduardo Avaroa en la provincial Sud Lipez del departamento de Potosí, Bolivia.

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Laguna Shiarkhota, Uyuni

Laguna Shiarkhota

La Laguna Shiarkhota (Chiarkota) es un cuerpo de agua dulce de aproximadamente 35 hectáreas situada a los pies del Macizo del Condoriri en la provincial de Sud Lipez del departamento de Potosí, Bolivia.

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Laguna Honda, Uyuni

Laguna Honda

The Honda lagoon is the deepest lagoon, its light blue waters contrast with the highland's earthy colors.

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Mercado de Brujas, La Paz

Mercado de Brujas

The Witches Market is one of the main and most impressive attractions in La Paz, Bolivia. The Witches Market has shops of typical outfits made by hand with completely natural materials, souvenirs and other ornaments made of exotic types of wood, carved with ancestral motives

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Reserva Natural Eduardo Avaroa, Uyuni

Reserva Natural Eduardo Avaroa

La Reserva Natural Eduardo Avaroa se encuentra situada al sur del departamento de Potosí en la provincia de Sud Lipez. Limita al sur con la republica de argentina y al oeste con Chile.

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Isla de la Luna, Copacabana

Isla de la Luna

The Island of the Moon (Koati) is located at 7 Km. from the Island of the Sun. The ruins of the Inak Uyu (Palace or Temple of the Moon) are found here.

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Aguas termales y géiseres, Uyuni

Aguas termales y géiseres

Aproximadamente a una hora de la Laguna Colorada hay varios géiseres. Este suministro interminable de agua se escupe del suelo a una temperatura de 90ºC, a través de fumarolas y grietas a través de las cuales a veces incluso lava volcánica erupciona.

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Villa Abecia, Sucre

Villa Abecia

On the road to Tarija in Bolivia is Higuerayoc or Abecia Village. This valley is ideal for grapevine production and the bathing results have amazingly clean and pure water which attract a lot of visitors.

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Casa de las Tres Portadas, Potosi

Casa de las Tres Portadas

This construction is also known as 'Las Recogidas' (The Cloistered Ones). It used to be a community house for lay sisters, most of whom were Natives. This religious construction belongs to the Franciscan Order

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Pueblo de San Cristobal, Uyuni

Pueblo de San Cristobal

El Pueblo de San Cristóbal se encuentra en la provincia de Colcha K en el departamento de Potosí, Bolivia; a aproximadamente 2 horas del Pueblo de Uyuni a 3775 m.s.n.m.

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Polques aguas termales, Uyuni

Polques aguas termales

The Polques Termal waters are well-known because of its intense volcanic activity. Early in the morning tourists enjoy to have a bath in these healing waters.

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Volcan Licancabur, Uyuni

Volcan Licancabur

Guardian of the Verde Lagoon the Licancahur Volvano is very popular among tourist due to its similarity to Mars. The NASA has been making studies about the volcano reason why it captures more attention and interest.

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Volcan Tunupa , Uyuni

Volcan Tunupa

The Tunupa Volcano is located at the Daniel Campos province in the Oruro department. The volcano has a height of 5432 meters and can be seen from the entire Uyuni Salt Flat. The Tunupa Volcano area is home of different fauna species like flamencos, ostriches and foxes.

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Volcan Ollague, Uyuni

Volcan Ollague

Ollague let to enjoy a panoramic view of Ascotan and Carcote Salt Flats. The volcano has a crater of 1250 square meters from where displays fumarolic activity, particularly to the south of its summit area but no historical eruptions have been confirmed from Ollague. The volcano also contains a deictic summit lava dome.

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Huatajata Community, La Paz

Huatajata Community

Huatajata is an indigenous aymara community conformed by 11 communities and it's one of the most important tourist areas in the occident of Bolivia.

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San Jose de Chiquitos, Santa Cruz

San Jose de Chiquitos

This Jesuit settlement is the oldest in the area and is very similar to the North Argentinean or Paraguayan missions, However these last missions are now ruins or museums, while San Jose church  still celebrates mass and hosts a very active music school.

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Calle Jaen, La Paz

Calle Jaen

Calle Jaen in La Paz, Bolivia has been preserved from its Spanish days, and is home to 10 interesting museums clustered together. Calle Jaen is La Paz's finest colonial street, and the museums can easily be bundled into one visit.

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Winter Solstice - Aymara's New Year, Tiwanaku

Winter Solstice - Aymara's New Year

The winter solstice is celebrated in Tiwanaku Town every June 21st. This date marks the Aymara New Year or Machaj Mara and it also marks the beginning of a new agricultural year.

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National Park Amboro, Santa Cruz

National Park Amboro

The National Park Amboro in Bolivia presents a great scenic beauty: deep valleys, the torrential rivers and the water falls. It is located to the West of Santa Cruz, among the Ichilo, Manuel Maria Caballero, Florida and Andres Ibanez provinces.

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National Park Carrasco, Cochabamba

National Park Carrasco

The National Park Carrasco is located to the east of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Carrasco boasts incredible cloud forests and mountain scenery, deep valleys and canyons, torrential rivers, waterfalls, and exuberant vegetation.

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National Park Tunari, Cochabamba

National Park Tunari

The Tunari National Park is located to the West of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The Tunari National Park features Mount Tunari reaching about 5,200 meters and numerous lakes.

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Valle de la Luna, La Paz

Valle de la Luna

The Valley of the Moon is located at about 5 kilometers from La Paz, Bolivia. The scenery is formed by rocky formations, which gives an eerie sensation of being on another planet or the moon.

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Illimani, La Paz

Illimani

Illimani is the highest peak (6,438 metres or 21,122 ft) in the Cordillera Real (part of the Cordillera Oriental, a subrange of the Andes) of western Bolivia. It lies just south of La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano.

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Coroico, Coroico

Coroico

Coroico in the Yungas of Bolivia is a great place to spend a night before heading up to La Paz, or further into the Jungle.

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Riberalta, Beni

Riberalta

Riberalta is located in the Northwest portion of Bolivia, at the spot where the Beni and Madre de Dios Rivers join. Tourist activities include visiting the centers of chestnut production or the areas where rubber is collected and contact with indigenous culture.

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Puerto Suarez, Santa Cruz

Puerto Suarez

Puerto Suarez is the main landmark of the borderline between Brazil and Bolivia, and it is also the starting point of the tour of the Bolivian portion of the Wetlands (Pantanal).

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Villa Tunari, Cochabamba

Villa Tunari

Villa Tunari in Tropical Area of Cochabamba is located in the center of Bolivia between the Andes Mountain Range and the lowlands of the Amazon. Enormous ecological diversity is spread all across its rivers and forests.

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Coipasa Lake, Oruro

Coipasa Lake

Coipasa is Bolivia's second largest salt flat, in the arid but colourful Altiplano of Bolivia, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the city of Oruro, near the Chilean border.

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Tarabuco, Sucre

Tarabuco

Tarabuco is located at 60 Km. from Sucre, Bolivia. Tarabuco has a very colorful Sunday fair where local residents exhibit outfits, helmets and ponchos of various colors, designs and patterns.

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Manuripi Wildlife Reserve, Pando

Manuripi Wildlife Reserve

Manuripu Wildlife reserve is an extense area surrounded by rivers, the access in rain season is dificult, the reserve has large variety of fauna, birds specially, the wood extracction is one of the most important activities in the area, beautiful and wild.

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Metropolitan Cathedral, Santa Cruz

Metropolitan Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Cruz was built by Brother Mercedario Diego de Porres during the times of the Spanish Viceroy Toledo. The Metropolitan Cathedral in Santa Cruz is remarkable for its wooden vaults and for the pictorial decoration that covers them.

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Municipal Zoo, Santa Cruz

Municipal Zoo

The Municipal Zoo in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is one of the most complete zoos in this part of South America with a variety of typical fauna of the region.

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Plaza 24 de septiembre, Santa Cruz

Plaza 24 de septiembre

The Plaza 24 de Septiembre main square is one of the most important meeting points of the city of Santa Cruz in Bolivia. Here, a magnificent Cathedral can be found (which has a museum in it), the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) and the Palacio Prefectural (Prefecture's Palace).

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Parque Arenal, Santa Cruz

Parque Arenal

Parque Arenal in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is a favorite among locals. Parque Arenal surrounds a lagoon and is a perfect place for lounging or taking a stroll. On an island in the middle of the lagoon there is a mural by Santa Cruz-born artist Carlo Lorgio Vaca, famous for his bas-relief murals.

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Cabañas del Pirai, Santa Cruz

Cabañas del Pirai

The Cabanas del Pirai (Pirai Cabins) are located in the western sector of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at the end of the Roca Coronado Avenue. The Pirai River is a favorite place for the local people in the hot days of summer

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Samaipata, Santa Cruz

Samaipata

Near Santa Cruz, Bolivia lie the magnificent ruins of a fortress, known as Fuerte de Samaipata (Samaipata Fortress). Samaipata used to be a fortress of the Kollasuyo Empire.

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Camiri, Santa Cruz

Camiri

Camiri in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is located on the shores of the Parapeti River in a small valley surrounded by rolling hills. Camiri is known as the oil capital of Bolivia. Nearby you can visit hot springs and several other rivers and streams.

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Montero, Santa Cruz

Montero

Montero is a city in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Montero has an elevation of 300 meters above sea level and an average temperature of 23 C. The city is predominantly agricultural, producing soybeans, cotton, corn and rice.

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Cotoca Sanctuary, Santa Cruz

Cotoca Sanctuary

Cotoca is a small town of Guarani origin located to the East of Santa Cruz in Bolivia. The Sanctuary of the Virgen de Cotoca, a parrish run by Dominican priests, is a beautiful colonial-style church located on the central plaza.

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Los Espejillos, Santa Cruz

Los Espejillos

Los Espejillos is a remote tropical paradise in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With its sparkling waterfalls and natural pools it is truly a wonder of nature. A series of waterfalls have carved out and filled several deep pools as they cascade downward in step-like fashion, each flowing into the next.

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Boat trip in the Amazon region, Santa Cruz

Boat trip in the Amazon region

The Reina de Enin Ecological Cruiser is a riverboat that navigates on the Mamore River, the largest river in Bolivia, and a tributary of the Amazon River. The cruiser offers 2-6 day tours during which time you will be in close contact with wildlife and nature.

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La Chiquitania, Santa Cruz

La Chiquitania

La Chiquitania in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is a vast and extraordinary territory in which we are able to admire churches of the Jesuit period and where we find wonderful wood carvings and equally beautiful paintings of saints and scenes of religious life.

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Cathedral of Cochabamba, Cochabamba

Cathedral of Cochabamba

Cathedral of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The facade reflects a mestizo fusion of Spanish Baroque and indigenous architectural styles.

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Palacio Portales, Cochabamba

Palacio Portales

The Palacio Portales (Portales Palace) in Cochabamba, Bolivia, was built between 1915 and 1927. Portales was a residence of Simon Iturri Patino, Bolivian millionaire, called 'the tin baron' who controlled over half of the nation's output in the 1930s.

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Archeological Museum, Cochabamba

Archeological Museum

The Archeological Museum of Cochabamba, Bolivia, displays approximately 40,000 archaeological, ethnographic and paleontological pieces mostly from the Department of Cochabamba and some from Bolivia's other regions.

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La Recoletta, Cochabamba

La Recoletta

On the Northern side of the Rio Rocha in Cochabamba, Bolivia is La Recoletta and Avenida Pando. La Recoletta is a modern and chic area and center of nightlife in Cochabamba.

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La Cancha, Cochabamba

La Cancha

One of the biggest attractions in Cochabamba, Bolivia is La Cancha - the city market on the south side of town and the largest open-air market in South America. Clothing, food, souvenirs, or books, the Cancha has it all.

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Convento de San Francisco, Cochabamba

Convento de San Francisco

Cochabamba in Bolivia is home to several Catholic churches including the Convento de San Francisco built in 1607 which is made of rainforest wood and has a gold leaf altar. The Convento de San Francisco is Cochabamba's second-oldest church.

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Plaza Colon and El Prado, Cochabamba

Plaza Colon and El Prado

The Alameda Colonial de Ingavi, was transformed into today's Plaza Colon and the Prado Avenue which is often host to parades and urban recreation in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Plaza 14 de Septiembre, Cochabamba

Plaza 14 de Septiembre

The Plaza 14 de Septiembre in Cochabamba, Bolivia is known for its colonial design and extensive history. It hosts incomparable gardens in this city of eternal Spring making this central plaza of Cochabamba a peaceful and inspiring environment.

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Pairumani, Cochabamba

Pairumani

Pairumani is located at 21 kilometers from Cochabamba in Bolivia and has an average temperature of 19 C. The Hacienda (farmhouse) of Simon I. Patino, known as the Baron of Tin is found in Pairumani. Pairumani is one of the most attractive places of the central valleys of the area.

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Tarata, Cochabamba

Tarata

Tarata is a town located at 35 kilometers from the city of Cochabambain Bolivia and has a moderate climate of 22 C. Thanks to its well-preserved colonial architecture Tarata remains a popular tourist destination in the valley.

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Cliza, Cochabamba

Cliza

Cliza is a small town located 35 km from Cochabamba, Bolivia. Cliza has a traditional fair on Sundays, with an enormous variety of typical dishes and drinks ('Pichon' (Squab) and 'Chicha from Cliza' (Fermented drink made of corn)).

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Parque Machia, Cochabamba

Parque Machia

Parque Machia is located a short walk to the east of Villa Tunari in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The topography presents splendid views of the Andean Cordillera Oriental and of the lowland tropical region. The bountiful wildlife and pleasant breeze make this an ecotourism hot spot.

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Incachaca, Cochabamba

Incachaca

Incachaca or 'Inca Bridge' is found at 93 Km from the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia. Incachaca hosts beautiful waterfalls, semi-subterranean cascades, and natural springs gurgling with fresh water.

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Totora, Cochabamba

Totora

Totora is the capital of Carrasco province in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Totora's cobble stoned streets and panorama of red tiled roofs recall Bolivia's colonial and republican past.

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Incallajta, Cochabamba

Incallajta

The ruins of Incallajta are located about two hours and fifteen minutes drive or 142 Km from the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia. The great fortress of Incallajta is a testament to the splendor of the Inca Empire, its massive stone constructions covering roughly 12 hectares.

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Puerto Villarroel, Cochabamba

Puerto Villarroel

Puerto Villaroel in Bolivia marks the convergence of the departments of Cochabamba, Beni, and Pando by the rivers Ichilo, Mamore y Madre de Dios. Puerto Villaroel looks like a typical Amazonian port town with small wooden houses and people relaxing outside.

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Tiquipaya, Cochabamba

Tiquipaya

Tiquipaya in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia is also known as the city of the flowers. Tiquipaya hosts many dairy farmers and is known as a well visited and productive zone with surprising climatic diversity due to valleys, high plains, and sub-tropical regions.

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Casa de Murillo, La Paz

Casa de Murillo

Once the home of Don Pedro Domingo Murillo, a leader in the La Paz Revolution of July 16, 1809, in Bolivia, the Casa de Murillo displays collections of colonial art and furniture, textiles, medicines, musical instruments and household items of glass and silver that once belonged to Bolivian aristocracy.

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Coca Museum, La Paz

Coca Museum

The Coca Museum in La Paz, Bolivia explores the sacred leaf's role in traditional societies, its use by the soft-drink and pharmaceutical industries and the growth of cocaine as an illicit drug.

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Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

Iglesia de San Francisco

The hewed stone basilica of San Francisco in La Paz, Bolivia, reflects an appealing blend of 16th-century Spanish and mestizo (indigenous-Spanish) trends. The cloisters and garden of the recently opened Museo San Francisco, adjacent to the basilica, beautifully revive the history and art of La Paz's landmark.

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La Paz Cemetery, La Paz

La Paz Cemetery

In La Paz Cemetery, as in most Latin American cemeteries, bodies are buried in the traditional Western way or placed in a crypt.

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Lucha Libre, La Paz

Lucha Libre

One one of the most popular local attractions in El Alto, Bolivia, is the Lucha Libre, or wrestling matches, where theatrical males and acrobatic cholitas play to the crowds.

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16 de Julio Market, La Paz

16 de Julio Market

When visiting La Paz, Bolivia, for an excellent market experience don't miss the massive Mercado 16 de Julio, which stretches for many blocks along the main thoroughfare and across Plaza 16 de Julio. This shopaholic's paradise has absolutely everything, from food and electronics, to vehicles and animals.

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Mercado Negro, La Paz

Mercado Negro

The Mercado Negro in La Paz, Bolivia, is the place to pick up undocumented merchandise, much of it bootlegged, and just about anything else you may hope for.

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Casa de la Libertad, Sucre

Casa de la Libertad

On August 6, 1825, the freedom fighters of Bolivia assembled in the Casa de la Libertad to declare independence from Spain. You can visit the exact same room where the liberators met. The first Bolivian congresses were held in the Salon de la Independencia, originally a Jesuit chapel.

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Glorieta Castle, Sucre

Glorieta Castle

The Castle of la Glorieta in Sucre, Bolivia, is a unique attraction which used to belong to Don Francisco de Argandona. The Castle of la Glorieta was constructed towards the end of the XIX century and exhibits various architectural styles - Mudejar or Mohammedan Style, neoclassic, baroque and neo-gothic.

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Chuquisaca Prefecture, Sucre

Chuquisaca Prefecture

For the best view of Sucre, Bolivia, climb up up to the cupola of the wedding cake-like building of the Prefectura de Chuquisaca, next to the cathedral.

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Catedral Basilica, Sucre

Catedral Basilica

The Cathedral in Sucre, Bolivia dates from the middle of the 16th century and is a harmonious blend of Renaissance architecture with later Baroque additions. The Catedral Basilica is considered to be the most valuable religious monument of Sucre.

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Parque Bolivar, Sucre

Parque Bolivar

Parque Bolivar (Bolivar Park) in Sucre, Bolivia, is an open-air park which has an interesting collection of miniature replicas of famous French monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arch of Triumph and the Obelisk of Buenos Aires. Parque Bolivar is the Sucre's favourite lovers' hangout.

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General Cemetery, Sucre

General Cemetery

The general cemetery in Sucre, Bolivia, is one of the best options to go and learn a bit more about the life of known historical and political figures of the past, whose remains rest at this important landmark.

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University of San Francisco, Sucre

University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco in Sucre, Bolivia, was founded on March 27th, 1624 by Padre Juan de Frias Herran.

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La Recoleta Convent, Sucre

La Recoleta Convent

La Recoleta Convent dominates the landscape of the city of Sucre in Bolivia, resting at the bottom of the Churuquella mountain. The Look-Out Point of Recoleta is located atop of one of the seven hills where the city of Sucre was actually founded.

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Museums in Sucre, Sucre

Museums in Sucre

There are many important museums in the city of Sucre, Bolivia, dealing with religious, colonial, republican and ethnografic themes. This article is a brief description of the most important ones.

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Churches in Sucre, Sucre

Churches in Sucre

There are many remarkable churches in the city of Sucre, Bolivia. This article is a brief description of the most important ones.

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Cachimayu, Sucre

Cachimayu

Cachimayu near Sucre, Bolivia is one of the main areas where the Pilcomaya River runs through a populated area. On the riverside there are luxurious and leafy gardens and orchards, and several country homes such as the 'Cabanas Cachimayu' (Cachimayu Cabins).

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Yotala, Sucre

Yotala

Emerging from a long chain of mountains pickled by canyons and waterfalls, Yotala near Sucre, Bolivia, is a very picturesque town. The most important folkloric-religious event is celebrated annually on the 30th of August during the feast of Santa Rosa.

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Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o), Sucre

Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o)

Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o) is definitely one of the most unique attractions in Bolivia. 65 million years ago the site of Sucre's Fancesa cement quarry, six kilometers from the centre, was the place to be for large, scaly dinosaurs.

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Sanctuary of Socavon, Oruro

Sanctuary of Socavon

Santuario del Socavon is a religious temple of special devotion for the inhabitants of Oruro, where the Candlemas's Virgin is worshipped. The splendid Carnival of Oruro is carried out in her honor.

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Lighthouse of Conchupata, Oruro

Lighthouse of Conchupata

Enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Oruro in Bolivia from the national monument called Lighthouse of Conchupata, where the current bolivian national emblem was hoisted for the first time on November 7th, 1851,

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San Miguel de la Rancheria Church, Oruro

San Miguel de la Rancheria Church

San Miguel de la Rancheria is one of the oldest churches in the city of Oruro in Bolivia. It keeps paintings and sculptures of enormous sacred value.

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La Portada del Beaterio, Oruro

La Portada del Beaterio

La Portada del Beaterio, sculpted in stone, is a pilgrimage center in devotion to its founder, Sister Nazaria March, beatified in 1993. It has a convent where a small museum exists with its founder's belongings.

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Yarvicoya Church, Oruro

Yarvicoya Church

The Yarvicoya Church is another remarkable example of the mestizo Baroque art. It is located a few kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia. The church has been declared a national monument.

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San Jose mine, Oruro

San Jose mine

The silver, lead and tin that were extracted of the tunnels of San Jose mine were very important for the economy of Bolivia. The mine, located at 5 kilometers from downtown Oruro, began to be exploited two centuries ago.

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Vinto, Oruro

Vinto

Vinto is a town located at five kilometers from the city of Oruro in Bolivia. Vinto is the Bolivia's most important industrial center. Vinto has several smelting furnaces used to purify argentiferous metals

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Cala Cala, Oruro

Cala Cala

Cala Cala is a town which was built at about 21 kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia. Cala Cala is an archaeological area, where pre-colombinan paintings can be found. Flocks of flamingos, llamas and felines, were sketched with simple lines by the ancient Bolivians.

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Curahuara de carangas, Oruro

Curahuara de carangas

Located Southwest from Oruro in Bolivia, Curahuara de Carangas was built over the flat terrain of the Altiplano (High Plateau) while following a typical architectural style from colonial times. Curahuara was also known as 'Ruta de la Plata' (The Silver Route), and it was the only way of access to the Pacific Ocean.

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Pumiri, Oruro

Pumiri

At approximately 20 kilometers from the town of Turco near Oruro, Bolivia, are the pre-historic ruins of Pumiri that can be seen from a distance. These ruins are known as 'Ciudad de Piedra' (City of Stone).

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Capachos and Obrajes, Oruro

Capachos and Obrajes

The waters of the spas of Capachos and Obrajes near Oruro, Bolivia, are hot and medicinal and a temptation for the tourists that arrive in Oruro.

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Chullpares bridge, Oruro

Chullpares bridge

From Chullpares bridge near Oruro, built in the colonial time, the beauty of the highlands of Bolivia can be appreciated.

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Lake Poopo, Oruro

Lake Poopo

Lake Poopo is located at 65 kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia, on the route that leads to the neighboring department of Potosi. The biggest attraction is the island of Panza, an ideal place for hunting and fishing.

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Paria, Oruro

Paria

A temple of stone of remarkable mestizo style is the main jewel of the first town in the region to be founded by the Spanish conquerors. According to the historical data, Paria near Oruro, Bolivia, was founded in 1535 by Diego de Almagro and the captain Juan de Saavedra.

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Plaza 10 de Noviembre, Potosi

Plaza 10 de Noviembre

The Main Square, also known as 'Plaza del Regocijo' mostly because twice a year, since 1890, this is the site where the Carnival is celebrated, as well as other national holidays. In the past it was the place for bull fights

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Kari Kari Lagoon, Potosi

Kari Kari Lagoon

In 1575, the viceroy Toledo ordered to build several artificial lagoons east of the city that would be useful to accumulate water during the rainy season, with the intention of using them in the dry periods. The artificial lagoons of Potosi are considered to be one of the main elements of the mining infrastructure.

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Arcos de Cobija, Potosi

Arcos de Cobija

Potosi's elaborate colonial architecture merits a stroll around the narrow streets to take in the ornate doorways and facades, as well as the covered wooden balconies that overhang the streets. Architecturally notable are the Arcos de Cobija on the street of the same name.

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Calle Quijarro, Potosi

Calle Quijarro

Unesco World Heritage North of the Iglesia de San Agustin, Calle Quijarro narrows as it winds between a wealth of colonial buildings, many with doorways graced by old family crests. It's thought that the bends in Calle Quijarro were an intentional attempt to inhibit the cold winds that would otherwise whistle through and chill everything in their path.

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Betanzos, Potosi

Betanzos

Lajasmayu I and II, these are considered to be the most important sites of rupestrian art within this zone, exhibiting a variety of magnificent samples.

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Supay Molino Qaqa, Potosi

Supay Molino Qaqa

At Supay Molino Qaqa, (The devil's Mill) the rupestrian paintings are painted over an oblique wall. The surface of this wall seems to be covered by an arenaceous-ferrous type of stone. We can also appreciate very clearly certain geometric figures , zoomorphic representations (Ruminants and Camelidae) and anthropomorphic figures.

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Jatun cave, Potosi

Jatun cave

At the Jatun cave we can see petroglyphs and pictographs spread all across the place. Some of these designs have a basaltic formation. About 40 of these designs painted with red have zoomorphic and anthropomorphic motives.

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Manquiri, Potosi

Manquiri

At 14 kilometers of Potosi is the Sanctuary of Manquiri, an architectural sample from the XVIII century. In the past, this place used to be worshipped due to its emanations of steam from the thermal waters that flow underground.

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La Puerta del Diablo, Potosi

La Puerta del Diablo

La Puerta del Diablo (Devil's Door) is located six kilometers from Potosi and presents an interesting geological structure made of red sand-stone, a construction that extends all the way to the entrance of the cave

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Tarapaya Lagoon, Potosi

Tarapaya Lagoon

Known also as 'the Inca's Bath', the Tarapaya Lagoon is an extremely famous and constantly visited natural attraction. The lagoon is filled with thermal waters, which give origin to other spring water sites.

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Thermal water fountains, Potosi

Thermal water fountains

The Thermal-Water Bathing Resort is in Tarapaya, located on the road to the city of Potosi. Ideal for spending the entire day enjoying warm and healthy waters loaded with zinc sulfide which come from the natural lagoon.

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Casa Dorada, Tarija

Casa Dorada

The Casa Dorada (Golden House) has as one of its main features its highly symmetrical design. The front resembles a single tile made of several columns. The top portion has window openings with a semicircular groined arch atop of each one

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Las Americas Avenue, Tarija

Las Americas Avenue

The Las Americas Avenue offers an extensive and beautiful stroll. Located at the side of the Guadalquivir River, it surrounds the southern part of the city.

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San Francisco Church, Tarija

San Francisco Church

Construction of the San Francisco Church began in the 17th century, although its current facade corresponds to the 18th century. In 1610, people responsible for the temple headed the foundation of La Cofradia de Nuestra Señora de la Visitacion, composed by the freed black slaves residing in the city.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija, Tarija

Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Tarija was built in 1810 by the Jesuits and declared a cathedral in 1925. At present, it runs a public school and in its interiors it harbors the Cathedral Museum that displays valuable objects such as oil paintings, silver work and gold chalices with stone inlays.

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San Roque Church, Tarija

San Roque Church

Iglesia de San Roque (the Church of San Roque) is built on wooden pitches, disposed in forms of columns. The temple has three wooden vessels in wooden and external eaves. The roof of tiles rests on a hurdle lattice. The church was remodeled in the second half of the nineteenth century by the Argentine architect Bustamante.

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San Juan Church, Tarija

San Juan Church

The San Juan Church was founded in 1632. The surrender of the Spaniards was signed here, and so the victory of the National Liberation Army was enacted, after the battle of La Tablada in April 1817. It is located in the area of the same name from which visitors can appreciate a panoramic view of the city.

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Tomatas, Tarija

Tomatas

Tomatas is a natural bathing resort located 5 Km. from the city of Tarija. Its beaches are bathed by waters from the Guadalquivir and Erquis rivers. Tomatas has a suspension bridge over it and a small park with a forest in it, a perfect site for an unforgettable picnic.

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San Lorenzo, Tarija

San Lorenzo

Located at 16 Km from the city of Tarija, the town of San Lorenzo displays Spanish colonial styles, wood-carved balconies and stone-layered streets. In this town is the house of Eustaquio 'Moto' Mendez, hero of Bolivia's fight for independence from the Spanish rule and a beautiful church with an archaeological style from 1709. The house is currently a museum.

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Yacuiba, Tarija

Yacuiba

Yacuiba is a border town with Argentina and it is an important urban center. Its vegetation and fauna are diverse. A large highway links Bolivia to Argentina. Every year the FESTIFRONT event is held in Yacuiba.

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Padcaya, Tarija

Padcaya

For those visitors who love archaeological investigations and adventure, we recommend visiting the town of Padcaya, located at 55 kilometers from Tarija. There visitors can find significant quantities of fossils and many other pieces that are worth examining and studying.

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Bermejo, Tarija

Bermejo

Bermejo is a border town adjoining Aguas Blancas, Argentina.It is relaxing place in which it is possible to practice fishing. The 'Festival Internacional del Lapacho' is held here. The main tourist attractions of the region are: El Chorro: A natural spa and El Cajon: Those who prefer adventure will find in 'El Cajon' the best place for sport fishing.

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Coimata, Tarija

Coimata

Located at 15 kilometers from the city of Tarija, Coimata is a natural attraction that has a water fall of crystalline water, which descends from two mountains. At the bottom of the fall, there is a pool that was formed naturally, and is a favorite among most visitors who enjoy its warm temperature.

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San Jacinto Dam, Tarija

San Jacinto Dam

San Jacinto dam is located at 7 kilometers from the city. There is an asphalted road leading to this site, which is perfect for long, relaxing walks, marathons and other competitions. The dam is also one of the main tourist attractions of Tarija and it is the perfect spot to practice a series of water sports, such as swimming, kayaking and fishing.

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Chaco Region, Tarija

Chaco Region

Great part of the Chaco Region is conformed by immense plains that extend towards the south. It has rich wood forests and possesses important navigable rivers, such as the Pilcomayo River. Its fishing resources feed many human settlements, such as the Tobas and Matacos communities.

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Trinidad Cathedral, Beni

Trinidad Cathedral

Built in 1931 in academic style. This church was mostly built with rubble, but it does have several valuable objects considered antiques and also because of their artistic characteristics. Some interesting pieces worth mentioning include paintings such as 'Nuestra Senora de Belen' (Our Lady from Bethlehem), which was made by artisans from Cuzco and 'El Nacimiento del Nino Dios' (The Birth of the Infant God), painted in Guamaga

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Anillo de Circunvalacion, Beni

Anillo de Circunvalacion

A construction made of stone and concrete of approximately a meter wide by two meters high that surrounds the city of Trinidad to avoid floods during the rainy season.

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Casco Viejo, Beni

Casco Viejo

In the north part is the old side of the city of Trinidad which has constructions from the colonial period. Its wide paved streets and wide corridors protect people from the strong solar rays characteristic of the tropical climate.

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Loma Suarez, Beni

Loma Suarez

Loma Suarez (Suarez Hill) is located 12 Km Northwest from Trinidad, at almost 8 Km from 'Puerto Ballivian' (Port Ballivian), on the shores of the Ibare River, a whitewater river of warm temperature. Here visitors can see an exuberant landscape inhabited by all kinds of birds and animals.

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Loma Chuchini, Beni

Loma Chuchini

Located at 8 Km from Loma Suarez, Loma Chuchini exhibits a landscape typical of a tropical jungle. Chuchini means 'the tiger's den', mostly because in this area there are lots of felines of this kind. Loma Chuchini has 90 species of birds and animals, more than 100 species of flowers and 15 families of fish. It is considered to be a natural sanctuary of birds, macaws and herons. This is a perfect place for a photographic safari.

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San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni

San Ignacio de Moxos

This is the folkloric capital of Beni. Throughout the whole year sports like swimming, water ski, fishing and hiking can be practiced. This town is famous for its annual festival in which the residents dress as bulls and mamas and head for the main streets in devotion to San Ignacio. During the festivity the macheteros and groups of musicians participate with fantastic musical instruments made by themselves. It is a party filled with joy and colors that the visitor cannot miss.

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Guayaramerin, Beni

Guayaramerin

Guayaramerin is the main port of the Bolivian north. For a gastronomic delight, it is possible to taste delicious plates of fish.

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Santa Ana de Yacuma, Beni

Santa Ana de Yacuma

Santa Ana of Yacuma is known as the cattle capital of Beni, with green prairies suitable for agricultural activity and raising cattle. The suburban area is a tourist attraction because its rivers are ideal for sport fishing.

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Suarez Lagoon, Beni

Suarez Lagoon

The Suarez Lagoon is an artificial lagoon located five kilometers from the capital city of Beni. The Suarez Lagoon was constructed by the Paititiana people

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Town center of Cobija, Pando

Town center of Cobija

The panoramic beauty of Cobija seems like a work of art painted by the most capricious and audacious of artists.The main square is one of the most interesting in Bolivia.

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Puerto Rico, Pando

Puerto Rico

From the town one can observe the spectacular confluence of the rivers Tahuamanu and Manuripi. The visitor will be able to appreciate the work done with products such as chestnut and rubber

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Porvenir, Pando

Porvenir

The green and cheerful landscapes of Porvenir are impressive. It is possible to practice activities such as photography and fauna and flora observation

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Chive, Pando

Chive

Chive is a place of unsurpassable beauty with leafy vegetation. It is on the left bank of the grand river Madre de Dios. Here the visitor will be able to admire the beautiful wood work and the splendor of the gold that is abundant in Chive.

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Nueva Esperanza or Araras, Pando

Nueva Esperanza or Araras

The inhabitants of Nueva Esperanza or Araras are dedicated to the exploitation of gold. It is located on the left bank of the Madera River, in an area gifted with beautiful landscapes.

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Lago Bay, Pando

Lago Bay

Lago Bay is a natural reserve of animal species. The bottom of the lake and a large array of fishes can be seen thanks to its crystalline waters.

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Cachuela Esperanza, Pando

Cachuela Esperanza

Cachuela Esperanza is located 43 km far away from Guayaramerín the second most important city in Beni. In this zone there is a very rich flora, fauna and cattle production. It is also well-known for the production of rubber, chestnut and wood.

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Dinosaur footprints, Sucre

Dinosaur footprints

At 5 kms from the city of Sucre in Bolivia lies Cal Orcko, a giant 80 meters hight and 1.2 kilometers long wall that has petrified footprints of dinosaurs. Cal Orcko is one of the most important pre-historic findings in the world.

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Colonial Cities, Sucre

Colonial Cities

Sucre and Potosi are the best known colonial cities in Bolivia. Sucre, the White City, is the constitutional capital of the Republic of Bolivia. Potosi is, at around 4000 meter, the worlds highest city. The mines of the Cerro Rico are the richest mines in all of world history.

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El Palmar Natural Area, Sucre

El Palmar Natural Area

Located in Sudanez, El Palmar natural area

Parques Nacionales

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Flower Market, La Paz

Flower Market

The Flower Market in La Paz, Bolivia, appropriately located opposite the cemetery at the top of Batista, is a beautiful splash of color amid one of the city's drabber and less safe areas.

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Inca machay, Puma machay, Sucre

Inca machay, Puma machay

Inca machay and Puma machay are 1000 to 2500 year old pictographic rock paintings near the city of Sucre, Bolivia.

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Supay Huasi, Sucre

Supay Huasi

Supay Huasi is a series of rupestrian paintings near Sucre, Bolivia, which correspond to the era on which ceramic pieces began to be painted in the Valley area of Bolivia. The name means House of the Devil. The actual scenery and the overall beauty of the place are additional attractions.

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P'Ita Orko, Sucre

P'Ita Orko

P'Ita Orko is made up of four panels located around a path belonging to the period where ceramic paintings were not common in the region of the Americas. Their antiquity is estimated to be more than 2500 years.

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K'atalla (Seven falls), Sucre

K'atalla (Seven falls)

At only eight kilometers from Sucre in Bolivia, there are several waterfalls of pure, crystalline water, which provide a very picturesque and unique view. In the surrounding areas there are seven waterfalls.

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El Palmar, Sucre

El Palmar

At 130 kilometers from the city of Sucre in Bolivia and near the town of Presto is "El Palmar" (Palm Tree Oasis), a protected area with palm tree forests of Parajubaea Torrally Burret (Janchi coco) and various other species of animals such as the "Jukumari" bear.

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Icla, Sucre

Icla

The valley of Icla near Sucre, Bolivia has a very pleasant climate. There is a canyon here where the crystal clear and pure waters of the Icla River run through. Amid this beautiful scenery, there is an important deposit of paleontological remains.

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Bramadero, Sucre

Bramadero

Bramadero or the Refuge of the Mountaom, is located at the bottom of the Mountain of Chataquila, at 35 kilometers from Sucre, the capital of Chuquisaca department in Bolivia. Bramadero has several and very comfortable cabins, which allow visitors to enjoy a very unique view of the entire area.

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San Juan, Sucre

San Juan

San Juan near Sucre, Bolivia is a place for country excursions. San Juan is highly suitable for mountaineering as well as enjoying the fresh waters that flow from the high peaks.

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Cajamarca, Sucre

Cajamarca

Cajamarca near Sucre, Bolivia, is a piece of the higher portion of the valley, and has several sections of pine trees and kewinas (local species of trees) forest.

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Nucchu, Sucre

Nucchu

After going through Yotala, at 23 kilometers from Sucre in Bolivia is the bathing resort known as Nujchu. Nucchu is a place with pleasant climate great for excursions, camping and bathing. An old sunny house stands as memory to Antonio Jose de Sucre president.

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Quila Quila, Sucre

Quila Quila

Quila Quila near Sucre, Bolivia, is and old colonial style town that has strong Pre-Hispanic roots,located at a height of 3,100 meters above the sea level. The streets have been built on straight angles and are surrounded by homes made of mud and roofs made of straw.

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Potolo, Sucre

Potolo

Potolo near Sucre in Bolivia, is famous for its conical hats and beautiful textiles that have several designs of animals such as: vicunas, llamas, eagles, condors, frogs, etc. The textiles have certain interesting names such as: llijllas and chuspas. They continue to be used as the most typical outfits of the area.

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Candelaria, Sucre

Candelaria

Near Tarabuco, Bolivia (at 26 kilometers) is the town of Candelaria, the cradle of masterful weavers and schemers. The work of the women from Candelaria, done entirely by hand, is highly coveted mostly because of its symmetry, the figures and the wonderful usage of color.

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Padilla, Sucre

Padilla

The traditional Carnival and the archaeological remains of the surrounding areas, make the town of Padilla in Bolivia one of the main tourist attractions of Chuquisaca.

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Villa Serrano, Sucre

Villa Serrano

'Villa Serrano' (Serrano Village) near Sucre, Bolivia, is known for the unique way in which its inhabitants celebrate Christmas. Aside from this colorful festivity, this town is well-known for the production of some of the finest charangos (small guitars invented in Bolivia).

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Camargo, Sucre

Camargo

Between Sucre and Potosi in Bolivia is the canyon of Camargo, a valley where the grapevine production is one of the main sources of income and long standing tradition. Fine wines are elaborated here as well as 'Singani' (Singani: a typical Bolivian drink, hard liquor made of wine remains).

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Oropeza and Zudanez Provinces, Sucre

Oropeza and Zudanez Provinces

The skilful indigenous residents of Oropeza and Zudanez Provinces in Bolivia elaborate traditional fabrics of great quality, which are highly prized throughout the world.

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Churches and Convents in Potosi, Potosi

Churches and Convents in Potosi

Iglesia de San Lorenzo de Carangas, Temple of Copacabana, Cathedral, San Cristobal, Santa Teresa, San Francisco, Iglesia de San Martin, Church of San Pedro, Torre de la Compania, Iglesia de La Merced, Iglesia de San Agustin, Iglesia de San Benito, Iglesia de San Bernardo, Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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Portal of the Rampant Lions, Potosi

Portal of the Rampant Lions

The construction of this landmark dates back to the end of the XVIII century. In accordance with the typology of the portal this piece belonged to a Cacique (Indian Chieftain) a captain of the mines. The building was almost entirely remodeled in 1970

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Casa de Francisco de la Rocha, Potosi

Casa de Francisco de la Rocha

The Casa de Francisco de la Rocha in Potosi presents a front with beautiful-symmetric designs. The portal itself may be the most interesting portion of the entire construction. The construction as a whole retains a certain mestizo style design.

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San Marcos Mill, Potosi

San Marcos Mill

This mill used to belong to the Countess of the 'Real Casa de Moneda' (Royal Mint House). It is equipped with a large, 6-meter wide wheel, which was reconstructed together with the entire grinding system of the mill.

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El Cabildo, Potosi

El Cabildo

Potosi's elaborate colonial architecture merits a stroll around the narrow streets to take in the ornate doorways and fades, as well as the covered wooden balconies that overhang the streets. Architecturally notable is El Cabildo on Plaza 10 de Noviembre.

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Sara Cancha, Potosi

Sara Cancha

Sara Cancha, at about 250 meters from Lajasmayu, has beautiful paintings scattered all along one of the walls. Around the border there are depictions of various Camelidae species lined-up in rows and also anthropomorphic images.

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Qaqa Cancha, Potosi

Qaqa Cancha

n order to reach Qaqa Cancha, it is necessary to pass through the community of Supay Molino. Here we can find about twenty different paintings with geometric figures, representations of various types of fabrics, etc. All of these are painted with reddish-purple painting.

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Road to Betanzos, Potosi

Road to Betanzos

The road to Betanzos is an ancient Inca road presenting a varied array of views. In Pignasi we can find additional remains of rupestrian paintings, especially in the place known as El Rincon (The Corner).

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Tecoya Sector, Potosi

Tecoya Sector

Arriving at Tecoya (3,300 meters above the sea level), there is a 40 meter high statue made of stone, called the Tecoya Christ. This piece clearly depicts the face of Christ, his hair and his robe. At his feet, there is a beautiful water spring, also known as the Spring of Pajcha.

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Gold Museum, Isla del Sol

Gold Museum

The small museum in Challapampa displays Inca treasures, ancient pottery and some metal objects discovered underwater off the island. Many come from Johan Reinhard's underwater research near the northern end of the island, others have been donated by the people of Challapampa.

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Chincana Labyrinth, Isla del Sol

Chincana Labyrinth

About 300 meters southwest of Titikala (Roca Sagrada or Sacred Rock) is an elaborate Inca ruin called the Chincana (the Labyrinth). Also named the Palacio del Inca, or El Laberinto, or labyrinth, these ruins on the top of Isla del Sol form the complex of the Titicaca, or sacred rock.

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