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Jaen Street, La Paz

(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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 downtown street retains part of the colonial houses, the pavement, which in addition to four municipal museums that can go with the same input (20 bolivianos) and one end site where Mamani Mamani artist exposes and sells his works of great beauty. It is a journey to do with time and enjoy if you enter to the museums and Gallery. This fully justified to devote an afternoon to this tour.
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  • The city of La Paz Bolivia remains very typical and particularly well maintained. You'll find museums, houses that have belonged to celebrities once that have marked the history of the city and the country. Fortunately it is still alive, because and it a shame, other streets in La Paz are completely ruined and rest without interests view how we use them all for trade... Well other things were wiped out by bulldozers to make way for buildings without taste
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  • The fact that the street most visited by the tourists says much of it. Narrow and short street with many houses colonial that due to their size compared to other colonial cities are House of small proportions. Here you can make the package of 5 museums that begin in the upper. This will alternating visits to museums houses it. Although the Museology is rather disappointing Yes would highlight several rooms that Yes worth visiting it: the room where he explains the origin of the cholas, other where is kept small pieces of gold of culture tiwanaku and the Museum Murillo which explains in detail the so-called independence of Bolivia. I do not remember where is each room but the journey it takes to make between 1-2 hours depending on the rhythm of each.
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  • Small cute street, quiet with nice colors. Some handicraft shops with local treasures.
  • Very nice street, typical and with an interesting legend. A MUST see in La Paz
  • 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.
  • One of the few nice spots left colonial
  • Very colourful street with four museums