Jaen Street, La Paz

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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. Arrange to visit Jaen Street and other attractions in La Paz using our La Paz trip planner .
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  • September 23, 2017
    It is a colonial Street preserved in its original state. It has cobblestones, is narrow and constructions that therein are of the colonial era, all well preserved. There are agencies of tourism, art galleries, cafes and some restaurants nearby. Some buildings have some interesting balconies. We must explore it when visiting the historic center of La Paz.
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  • September 17, 2017
    In fact the only beautiful and pure Street with colonial houses in La Paz. Wonderland is not worth waiting, but the walk is nice, especially early in the morning, when people do not have. :)
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  • September 15, 2017
    According to the Guide to free walking tour, the street is haunted and the villagers hear voices and noises at night. The street is beautiful and has restaurants, tourist agencies and the Museum of musical instruments.
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  • August 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 7, 2017
    Probably the most (and only?) scenic area in downtown La Paz.
  • February 16, 2017
    I really liked this cute street. Nice colours
  • October 29, 2016
    Small cute street, quiet with nice colors. Some handicraft shops with local treasures.
  • April 14, 2016
    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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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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