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Things to do in Bolivia

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The most visited in Bolivia
Deserts in Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni
(192)
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Laguna Colorada
(13)
Islands in Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol
(13)
Ruins in Tiahuanaco
Tiwanaku
(17)
Cities in Potosí
City of Potosí
(4)
Cities in La Paz
La Paz
(23)
Of Touristic Interest in Uyuni
Uyuni Train Cemetery
(10)
Lakes in Copacabana
Lake Titicaca
(17)
Of Touristic Interest in Potosí
Mines of Potosí
(19)
Of Cultural Interest in Potosí
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
(6)
Islands in Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi
(11)
Cities in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
(24)
Nature Reserves in La Paz
Valle de la Luna
(22)
Streets in Sucre
Historic Center of Sucre
(7)
Squares in La Paz
Plaza Murillo
(17)
Churches in La Paz
San Francisco Church
(13)
Islands in La Paz
Isla del Sol (Sun Island)
(15)
Nature Reserves in Sur Lípez
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve
(3)
Historical Monuments in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Cathedral of Santa Cruz
(21)
Historical Monuments in Cochabamba
Cristo de la Concordia
(22)
Historical Monuments in Samaipata
Fort Samaipata
(7)
Historical Monuments in Potosí
Historic Centre of Potosí
(2)
Historical Monuments in Tarija
San Lorenzo
(1)
Historical Monuments in San Ignacio
Santa Ana Jesuit Mission
(1)
Historical Monuments in San Ignacio
Concepcion Jesuit Mission of Concepcion
(1)
Historical Monuments in Cochabamba
Fuente Blanco Galindo
(4)
Historical Monuments in Cochabamba
Monumento a las Heroínas de la Coronilla
(3)
Historical Monuments in Cochabamba
(3)
Historical Monuments in Cochabamba
Museo Casona Santivañez
(2)
Historical Monuments in Copacabana
The Inca Stair
(1)
Historical Monuments in Uyuni
(2)
Historical Monuments in Potosí
Casa Verde
Historical Monuments in Potosí
Obelisk
(1)
Historical Monuments in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
(3)
Historical Monuments in Uyuni
(1)
Historical Monuments in La Paz
(4)
Historical Monuments in Potosí
Historical Monuments in Potosí
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Laguna Colorada
(13)
Lakes in Copacabana
Lake Titicaca
(17)
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Laguna Verde
(3)
Lakes in Cochabamba
La Angostura Lake
(11)
Lakes in La Paz
Strait of Tiquina
(5)
Lakes in Oruro
Lake Uru Uru
(2)
Lakes in La Paz
Huatajata
(4)
Lakes in Sur Lípez
(1)
Lakes in Cochabamba
Alalay Lake (Laguna Alalay)
(3)
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Lakes in Potosí
Laguna Negra
Lakes in Sur Lípez
(2)
Lakes in Nor Lípez
Laguna Honda
(1)
Lakes in Villazon
Lakes in Copacabana
Lakes in Nor Lípez
Lakes in Uyuni
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Lakes in Nor Lípez
Nature Reserves in La Paz
Valle de la Luna
(22)
Nature Reserves in Sur Lípez
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve
(3)
Nature Reserves in Samaipata
Amboró National Park
(5)
Nature Reserves in Sur Lípez
Árbol de Piedra
(12)
Nature Reserves in La Paz
Monte Chacaltaya
(7)
Nature Reserves in Uyuni
Uyuni Geyseres
(1)
Nature Reserves in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Tunari Village
(10)
Nature Reserves in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Lomas de Arena Natural Park
(10)
Nature Reserves in Abapó
(1)
Nature Reserves in La Paz
(4)
Nature Reserves in Copacabana
North - South Path of the Island of the Sun
(1)
Nature Reserves in Uyuni
(1)
Nature Reserves in Sur Lípez
(1)
Nature Reserves in Samaipata
(1)
Nature Reserves in Rurrenabaque
(3)
Nature Reserves in Sur Lípez
(3)
Nature Reserves in Uyuni
(1)
Nature Reserves in Nevado Sajama
Nature Reserves in La Higuera
Nature Reserves in Uyuni
Squares in La Paz
Plaza Murillo
(17)
Squares in Cochabamba
Plaza 14 de Septiembre
(12)
Squares in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Main Square of Snta Cross
(9)
Squares in La Paz
(8)
Squares in Samaipata
Central Square of Samaipata
(4)
Squares in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
(12)
Squares in Sucre
Plaza 25 de Mayo
Squares in Cochabamba
Plaza Colon
(3)
Squares in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
(7)
Squares in La Paz
(7)
Squares in La Paz
(6)
Squares in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
(6)
Squares in Potosí
Plaza de los mineros
Squares in La Paz
(6)
Squares in Uyuni
(4)
Squares in Potosí
Squares in Uyuni
(1)
Squares in Uyuni
(1)
Squares in Sucre
(1)
Squares in Villazon
(3)
Churches in La Paz
San Francisco Church
(13)
Churches in Copacabana
Church of Copacabana
(6)
Churches in Copacabana
Our Lady of Copacabana Basilic
(3)
Churches in La Paz
Templo de San Agustín
(1)
Churches in Potosí
(1)
Churches in San Jose de Chiquitos
(2)
Churches in Uyuni
(1)
Churches in Uyuni
(1)
Churches in La Paz
(4)
Churches in La Paz
(5)
Churches in La Paz
(2)
Churches in San Javier
(1)
Churches in Sucre
(3)
Churches in La Paz
(1)
Churches in Valle Grande
(1)
Churches in Oruro
(1)
Churches in Roboré
Churches in La Paz
(1)

The top 497 attractions in Bolivia

Deserts in Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni
(192)
The Uyuni Salt Flats are among my top 5 places in the entire world, although you could say they're of another world, because from the time you leave the town of Uyuni until when you return four days later you won't stop seeing incredible things like island of cactus in a sea of salt, a highway over a mirror of water, cold geysers, hot geysers, petrified forests, colored lagoons of green, blue, red, yellow and the thousands of flamingos that live there, curious animals like the viscacha, and the imposing sight of active volcanos over 5,000 meters high. In winter, the temperatures can sink to -20 degrees, but you still have to wear sunblock because the reflections off the salt are so strong
Lakes in Sur Lípez
Laguna Colorada
(13)
The Laguna Colorada is one of a number of lagoons of different colors, green, yellow,and red, that there are in the Salar de Uyuni caused by different minerals found in the area. In the lagoon there are hundreds of pink flamingos that live and feed on the food that they find there in suspension in mineral waters
Islands in Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol
(13)
Sun Island is beautiful and the journey from one end to another is a challenge to the senses, your body will say "enooouuughh!". The road is 11 km, hilly, and 4000 m above sea level. If you're not used to the altitude or you're an athlete, it gets difficult in places. The Huayna Picchu and all the other experiences we had on our trip were like strolls in the park! The challenge is worth it for the scenery, though. Lake Titicaca on the island seems much bluer than elsewhere. You reach the island by taking a small boat from Copacabana. However, for me Sun Island seemed extremely commercial and exploited by tourism, which I didn't feel elsewhere in Bolivia. Everything has been sold, even the stones that were supposedly Inca ruins. I hope they were not. In addition, the ruins here aren't well maintained, and people climb over them, nobody says anything to them.
Ruins in Tiahuanaco
Tiwanaku
(17)
I was in Tiwanaku in November 2007. I went with high expectations, I had read a lot about the sun gate and the Inca rituals which used to be performed at the site. I was stopping in La Paz, and I went with two friends who lived there temporarily. We drove, leaving the Alto was difficult, but once we found our way it was a lot easier. Upon entering, we found a sign that said: "The capital of Tiwanaku empire in classical times was a densely centralised state controlled by top artisans and farmers who supplied a variety of products harvested from different ecological countries." They are still excavating, and I watched how women perform the tasks that are more suitable for men. How they built the walls with stones of different sizes and how they all fit perfectly was really impressive including the blocks for the sun gate and statues. My photos are on flickr and can be seen at http://www.Flickr.Com/photos/celi-online/sets/72157603740144253/
Cities in Potosí
City of Potosí
(4)
By the sixteenth century, the city of Potosi was considered the largest industrial complex in the world. Silver was extracted with a fairly advanced mine within a couple of miles from downtown. Now the site has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, the area includes industrial monuments of the Cerro Rico, where silver was mined, which then led to Spain to finance wars and life the crown, the colonial city, the church of San Lorenzo, and some houses that remain from this period, of which the mitayo Quarter, where the workers lived. It is very impressive to visit the mines in Potosi because here you will see people still working as they did four centuries ago, working with little security, very difficult conditions and extremely high stress. Potosi is said to be the highest city in the world, is 4824 meters high. The Cerro Rico overlooks the city and is a mountain. It now has very little money because money was taken away for centuries! With work continuously more scarce, the people have been suffering unemployment and poverty. 1546 was the city's most prosperous time when it had more than 200,000 people living there. In those times it was a major city in South America.
Cities in La Paz
La Paz
(23)
Our Lady of Peace is the administrative capital of Bolivia and the highest capital in the world! The colonial city that is at the heart of the present city, is lower than other neighborhoods. The streets are much like those of other colonial cities in South America. But because of its mountainous topology, here it was harder to organize the city into blocks that were perpendicular, as in Mexico or Chile . The streets are crooked, winding, go up and down and the air becomes increasingly difficult to breathe. It is a cheap place where you can sleep for 3 euros per night, eating for 1 euro and most visits require no payment. There is a residential zone which is nice, but it's quiet, no activity and not much to see, more than lovely contemporary houses. The main street is named the Prado. In the colonial center, there are many well-preserved houses with wooden balconies and painted in bright colors, is very beautiful. Come to the witches market, to know a little more about Aymara sorcery!
Of Touristic Interest in Uyuni
Uyuni Train Cemetery
(10)
Being a train buff like me, it'll make you really sad to visit an abandoned train cemetery like the one just outside Uyuni, but this place has a beauty and special magnetism, because the desolation isn't only found in these rusty abandoned machines that aren't able to function to carry passengers or freight anymore, but they're also there in a never ending graveyard where it seems like a road to the end of the world.
Lakes in Copacabana
Lake Titicaca
(17)
These are photos from two separate visits where the sky's colour can be seen. The weather is sunny and cold in June, and cloudy, but not too cold in late September. On the second visit we had the pleasure of renting a little both with three other travellers to get to an island where, legend has it, the ancient shamans performed their rituals.
Of Touristic Interest in Potosí
Mines of Potosí
(19)
Most travelers arriving in Potosí go into the mines to see the miners working. In some city streets there are travel agencies that offer tours of up to 7 hours underground. They also show pictures in the window which, just by the sight of the mines, made me feel really claustrophobic and like I was going to faint. However, it isn´t necessary to go down to the depths of the earth to see what this mining city depends on. Just a few blocks away from the center of Potosi is a very modern tower (the only one in the city and visible from anywhere). You can climb to its highest floor, where there is also a unique revolving restaurant, to see the mines near the city and the mining waste, which is not toxic.
Of Cultural Interest in Potosí
Casa Nacional de la Moneda
(6)
I visited this spot almost a year ago but the highlight was the guided tour of the interior of the Mint. I found spectacular rich history has only one thing that I could imagine if I would visit Potosi.
Islands in Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi
(11)
Although it seems hard to believe, there is an island in the middle of a salt flat, surrounded by tens of kms of salt, almost as far as the eye can see. Fishermen's Island is almost 4,000 ms above sea level, and is full of giant cactus plants. They can grow up to 12 meters high and can live for 1200 years. An amazing landscape in the middle of another even more amazing landscape.
Cities in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
(24)
Amboro Tours is a tour operator that directly operates to all destinations within the region of Santa Cruz. They have specialized tours in the Amboro National Park, the Noel Kempf Mercado and Kaa iya. Besides nature tours, they offer tours to Jesuit de Chiquitos Missions, the Route of Che and others.
Nature Reserves in La Paz
Valle de la Luna
(22)
Near the southern part, and the most high-end part, of La Paz, you'll find the Valle de la Luna, which is a kind of valley with cannons that can be traveled in one hour. Here we can also appreciate rocky peaks around chimneys and cacti. The visit seemed very nice, aunuqe the route is a bit short.
Streets in Sucre
Historic Center of Sucre
(7)
You have to explore the city of Sucre with sunglasses because the colonial buildings are so white that they sparkle. The city is abundant with religious architecture, like the old San Lazaro church from the 16th century. Other churches of note are La Merced, with a beautiful chapel, and the convent of St. Francis Xavier. Sucre was the seat of the Archbishop of La Plata (Chuquisaca), and the home to St. Francis Xavier University of Chuquisaca, the Supreme Court and the seat of government of the Republic until the late 19th century. To admire how preserved the historic centre is, with its tiled roofs, you have to climb to the upper area of ​​the city by a seemingly endless staircase.
Squares in La Paz
Plaza Murillo
(17)
Murillo Square is the main square in La Paz. It was named that in honor of Pedro Domingo Murillo ve lived from 1759 to 1810. He was a Bolivian patriot ve was a precursor to Bolivian Independence. Currently it's in the heart of the city. In the center of the square a monument to immortalize the martyr was erected. Nearby, is the presidential palace, the seat of the Congress and the Cathedral.
Churches in La Paz
San Francisco Church
(13)
The San Francisco Church is situated in La Paz, in the plaza of the same name, dating back to the 16th century. Its architectural style is representative of the mestizo (mixed Spanish), which combines Spanish and pre-Columbian art. It is a very noisy and I liked the contrast of going inside of the church which gives visitors peace and quiet.
Islands in La Paz
Isla del Sol (Sun Island)
(15)
If you want to see it in full, you'll have to organise yourself carefully and walk briskly, but it's a good idea to do so, as the corn/pineapple roasts are to die for, and a blessing from the shaman can't hurt.
Nature Reserves in Sur Lípez
Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve
(3)
This are is an unspoiled southern Chile one bordering Bolivia, volcanoes and lagoons with flamingos ... The tourist facilities are basic, hostel type. 4x4 is accessed. The "roads" are unpaved . It´s good to not approach the animals and not "stress them" with our desire to take pictures. And take everything you had with you when you arrive, leaving no garbage. There is an impressive place called Uyuni. It is important to stay out of the salt and not the hotel that is there , which is damaging the environment according to the complaints from environmental groups. It is Only licensed to operate as a museum, not a hotel. In summary, this area can be a route that is great with amazing scenery. And with that, the people over there can live by responsible tourism, as it is a very economically depressed area and a hard place to live.