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La Paz

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, while Sucre is the constitutional capital and the seat of the Supreme Court.

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La Paz (department, Bolivia)

La Paz Department is situated on the Altiplano at the western border of Bolivia, sharing Lake Titicaca with Peru. It contains the mighty mountain range of Cordillera Real with many popular treks and peaks for climbing. Northeast of the Cordillera Real are the Yungas, the steep eastern slopes of the Andes that make the transition to the Amazon basin. It also contains the city of La Paz, the administrative capital of the country.

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Sights

Huayna Potosí

Huayna Potosi is a mountain and National Park in the La Paz Department of Bolivia. It's about 30 km north of La Paz and the mountain reaches 6088 m above sea level. About 1000 climbers make it to the summit every year, and it is said to be an "easy" peak. Base Camp and the obvious entry point for treks in the park is at Zongo Pass 4700 m, on the way to Zongo. Rock Camp at 5130 m offers great views and is the place from where climbers make their ascent of the peak.

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Yungas Road

road in Bolivia

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Plaza Murillo

square

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Palacio Quemado

The Bolivian Palace of Government, better known as Palacio Quemado, is the official residence of the President of Bolivia. It is located in downtown La Paz on Plaza Murillo, next to the La Paz Cathedral and across from the Bolivian legislature.

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Museo San Francisco Cultural Center

The Museo San Francisco Cultural Center is a cultural institution located in La Paz city, Bolivia. It was established with the aim of preserving and conserving the arts and memories related to events and historic moments of the city of La Paz in Bolivia, because the history of the convent and the Basilica of San Francisco that houses the museum is closely related to the history of this city.

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The Witches' Market

The Witches' Market, also known as El Mercado de las Brujas and La Hechiceria, is a popular tourist attraction located in Cerro Cumbre, a mountain clearing in La Paz, Bolivia. Merchandise sold in The Witches' Market, run by local witch doctors known as yatiri, includes potions, dried frogs, medicinal plants like retama and armadillos used in Bolivian rituals. The yatiri can be easily identified by their black hats and coco pouches containing amulets, talismans and powders that ensure luck, beauty and fertility. Most famous of all the items sold in The Witches' Market are the dried llama fetuses. These llama fetuses are buried under the foundations of many Bolivian houses as a sacred offering to the goddess Pachamama.

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Chulumani

place in La Paz Department, Bolivia

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Coroico

town in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department of western Bolivia

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Mapiri

city

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Chacaltaya

Bolivia
Chacaltaya is in the La Paz Department of Bolivia. This mountain, at an altitude of 5486 metres, is equipped with beautiful views and the world's highest ski area. Because of its proximity to La Paz and the easy access, it is a popular place to acclimatize before climbing higher peaks. The ski lift is said to be the oldest in the world and almost never operates.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

2.3°C-3.3
Precipitation: 105.4 mm

Feb

2.3°C-3.7
Precipitation: 81.5 mm

Mar

2.5°C-3.7
Precipitation: 70.2 mm

Apr

2.5°C-3.8
Precipitation: 31.7 mm

May

2.3°C-4.9
Precipitation: 13.9 mm

Jun

1.4°C-6.3
Precipitation: 6.8 mm

Jul

1.6°C-6.5
Precipitation: 6.9 mm

Aug

2.2°C-5.9
Precipitation: 10 mm

Sep

1.9°C-5.4
Precipitation: 27.7 mm

Oct

2.9°C-4.3
Precipitation: 34.2 mm

Nov

3.1°C-3.9
Precipitation: 51.9 mm

Dec

2.8°C-3.6
Precipitation: 77.8 mm
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