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Plaza Murillo, La Paz

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Framed by prominent political buildings, Plaza Murillo is a centuries-old square in the heart of the Old Town. Designed in 1558, the plaza will give you a good look at the city’s history, from pre-colonial times to the current day. You can take in the presidential palace, the national congress of Bolivia, and the cathedral of La Paz. The plaza is known by several different names, like Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Armas, and Plaza 16 de Julio, so locals may use any of these names when telling you about it or giving you directions. Put Plaza Murillo into our La Paz travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in La Paz.
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  • A great location to get out of La Paz's narrow streets and take in the former grandeur of the buildings around the plaza. Overrun by pigeons but part of its character.  more »
  • Only a walk of a few blocks if you're stayingsomewhere in the centre of La Paz. This site offers you to see the palacio del gobierno, the palacio quemado (get in touch with history) and the Cathedral....  more »
  • Coming out of a restaurant for lunch, we heard military music... we walked towards it and arrived on Plaza Murillo where all the different Bolivian army corps where getting ready for the "Dia del mar"...  more »
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  • Cool markets at great prices with still a little bargaining room. Some good food in the area too. Look for 1700. Best hidden restaurant in all of sth America!
  • Pretty. Interesting architecture. Great place to people watch. Feed the pigeons.
  • Fantastic plaza surrounded by architectural interesting buildings. Come here to feed the pigeons!
  • Interesting place to watch people feeding pigeons.
  • Not the biggest plaza but still worth a visit. With a Cathedral and Government Palace where the President lives, this plaza has some nice looking buildings. The plaza itself is full of pigeons and police. Lots of benches with locals sitting around enjoying the surroundings with shade