Cristóforo Colombo, La Paz

Cristóforo Colombo, La Paz

The monument of Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus), which stands in the heart of El Prado, is a work by the Italian Giuseppe Graciosa. On the white Carrara marble pedestal, which is about three meters high, passers-by can see Cristoforo Columbus holding a map and a rudder of the ship that brought him to the shores of the New World. He stands as a mute witness to the intense activity along La Paz’s main artery.

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Cristóforo Colombo on Map

Sight Name: Cristóforo Colombo
Sight Location: La Paz, Bolivia (See walking tours in La Paz)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in La Paz, Bolivia

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Create Your Own Walk in La Paz

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La Paz Monuments Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
La Paz Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles