Discover the Culture and Traditions of La Paz, Bolivia

Discover the Culture and Traditions of La Paz, Bolivia
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…

Calle Jaen Museums

Museo Costumbrista Juan de Varga: This museum is actually on the corner of Calle Jaen and Avenida Sucre. It is ...... (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))
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  
Author: Gearoid Mcsweeney
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