Discover the Culture and Traditions of La Paz, Bolivia

Discover the Culture and Traditions of La Paz, Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia (B)

The only street in La Paz to have kept its colonial character, Calle Jaen is often missed by those who stay closer to the action in the Sagarnaga area. With cobblestones that practically sing the stories of old Alto Peru, it is a gem that should not be missed. Despite its small size, it houses five different museums, not to mention some shops and a small art gallery. Should travellers wish to stay here, there is also the option of a good value hostel in a converted colonial building. Here are some of the reasons travellers should put this street high on their list on a visit to La Paz.

Casa de la Cruz Verde, which appears in the title photo, received both its cross and its name due to the presence of a malicious spirit that used to torment helpless drunken revellers at this spot in the days of Alto Peru. Partying travellers beware…

Museo Costumbrista Juan de Varga: This museum is actually on the corner of Calle Jaen and Avenida Sucre. It is also here that you can buy the entrance ticket to the four museums and this is where you need to pay the camera fee to take photos. Along with the costumes that form the bulk of the collection, this museum also houses a diorama of old La Paz. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Discover the Culture and Traditions of La Paz, Bolivia
Guide Location: Bolivia » La Paz
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Gearoid Mcsweeney
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Calle Jaen
  • Museo Costumbrista Juan de Varga
  • Museo del Litoral Boliviano
  • Museo Casa de Murillo
  • Museo de los Metales Preciosos
  • Hostal Ananay