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Jaen Street, La Paz

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Stroll down Jaen Street, a well-preserved colonial-era alley offering architectural highlights and cultural attractions. The brightly colored buildings of this narrow street date back to the 18th century, and their colorful plaster has been well maintained over the years, giving plenty of character and atmosphere to this charming, pedestrianized thoroughfare. Something of a hub for the town's bohemians, the area boasts many cafes, bars, and museums, all within walking distance of one another. Jaen Street is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, La Paz Edition.
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  • This rather narrow, short, cobbled street is a must see in La Paz. It gets a bit crowded with tourists, but the colours, the architectural detail and the four museums along the route are all worth see...  more »
  • An awesome colonial street, still keeps its original house facades, and stone road. Now has museums, bars, touristics shops; Even many people says that this place is haunted, cause has a green cross o...  more »
  • When one leaves the Museum of the chola and turned to the right the first street that crosses it is the calle Jaén. It is a small, narrow and multicolored with lots of museums. You can't miss this curious and historic street of the old town.
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  • Really pretty street but my God is it crowded. If you're trying to get a nice secluded shot, think again. There isn't actually too much going on down the street but it's worth a visit as it'll make for some good photos.
  • Probably the most (and only?) scenic area in downtown La Paz.
  • I really liked this cute street. Nice colours
  • Small cute street, quiet with nice colors. Some handicraft shops with local treasures.
  • Nice little street with small stones embedded into the roads and the buildings still in great condition. Not a must do if your time is limited. Lots of History in this street.

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Where to stay in La Paz

Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
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