La Paz is the largest and most important city in the South American Republic of Bolivia. With its approximately 1.8 million inhabitants, the city extends to the highland plateau of Bolivia, the vast plain called the Altiplano located at 3800-4100 m.a.s.l. La Paz is an interesting city that combines ancient tradition with modern elements. Since Spanish rule (which lasted until the early 19th century), it has been an important trading center of the country.
La Paz is the starting point for many tourists who want to explore the legendary Lake Titicaca or the famous Uyuni salt flats to the southwest. The city of La Paz offers many options for travelers and those interested in Bolivia’s history and culture: monuments such as churches, ancient streets and squares, museums (more than 15), colorful Indian markets, slum gardens and much more. Above all, Bolivian culture with its ancient traditional dances plays an important role in the lifestyle of the local population of La Paz.