Mirador Killi Killi (Killi Killi Lookout), La Paz

Mirador Killi Killi (Killi Killi Lookout), La Paz (must see)

Killi Killi Lookout is a scenic viewpoint park situated northwest of the city of La Paz. Its name is derived from the local name of the falcon, a bird of prey that inhabits the area.

Perched atop the Santa Bárbara hill in the Villa Pabón neighborhood, Killi Killi Lookout offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Located approximately four kilometers from Plaza Murillo, it provides visitors with a 360-degree vista of La Paz and the majestic Huayna Potosí mountain.

The Santa Bárbara hill has held ceremonial significance since pre-Hispanic times and is considered part of the group of wakas and apachetas, sacred sites where offerings and wajt'as (ritualistic piles of stones) are made to the Andean deities.

During the siege of the city in 1781, the Santa Bárbara hill served as a stronghold for the indigenous forces led by Tupac Katari. It was a significant location during the uprising against Spanish colonial rule.

Tragically, part of Katari's dismembered body was displayed at the same site as a gruesome method of intimidation and a stark reminder of the consequences faced by those who rebelled against the Spanish colony.

Within the Killi Killi Lookout park, visitors can find a stone arch carved by Agustín Callizaya in the early 1920s. This arch originally belonged to a house located near Plaza Isabel la Católica in the Sopocachi area. After the house was demolished, the arch was relocated to the park, adding a touch of architectural charm to the viewpoint.

Killi Killi Lookout offers not only stunning panoramic views but also serves as a place of historical and cultural significance. It provides visitors with a unique vantage point to appreciate the beauty of La Paz and reflect on its rich past.

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Mirador Killi Killi (Killi Killi Lookout) on Map

Sight Name: Mirador Killi Killi (Killi Killi Lookout)
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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