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Founded by the Spanish in 1548, La Paz crawls up from the bottom of a deep canyon to spill out over the top of Bolivia´s vast and barren high altitude plateau. Renowned for being the world´s highest metropolis, modern and traditional life collide in this bustling and steep city that will have you feeling like you´re walking through a never-ending street market.
Once you acclimatize to the dizzying height, La Paz has hundreds of museums, churches, colonial buildings, restaurants, markets and other interesting places to explore. Simply wandering the busy streets of La Paz and observing the indigenous Bolivian culture is a tourist attraction in itself. Outside of the city there are numerous impressive archeological sites to visit as well as some of Bolivia´s most breathtaking landscapes.
The international airport is located on the altiplano above the city.
Buses arrive at the main terminal from hundreds of destinations including Oruro (3 ½ hours), Sucre (14 hours), Santa Cruz (16 hours), Arica, Chile (8 hours) and Lima, Peru (27 hours).
April to October is recommended as these are the driest months, though also the coldest.