Fuente de Berenguela, La Paz

Fuente de Berenguela, La Paz

In the late 19th century, the Plaza de Armas, also called the Market Square and, later, the Plaza 16 de Julio, was graced with a beautiful water fountain. Between 1890 and 1909 it was renovated, along with other sites and monuments of the city. It was called Fountain of Berengaria, after a man who went on a pilgrimage to various parts of the city. According to other sources from Neptune's Grotto of Lourdes, he arrived at the Paseo de la Alameda and finished his pilgrimage at the mound Sopocachi, where the fountain is situated today.

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Fuente de Berenguela on Map

Sight Name: Fuente de Berenguela
Sight Location: La Paz, Bolivia (See walking tours in La Paz)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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