Plaza Murillo, La Paz

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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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a La Paz trip simple and quick.
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  • Strange to say, but although the square where some Bolivian institutions, the square is pretty quiet. Nice to sit and spend a few minutes to admire the facades of the palaces and the Cathedral.
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  • This is a nice place, good pictures can do many, this square is surrounded by historical buildings and ancient, if you get a chance
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  • It is a great place to take pictures and view important buildings, the House of Government of Bolivia among other things.
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  • This is a beautiful Plaza Murillo in La Paz City there's the Palacio De Gobierno and the Congress and many other's government environment. Nice place.
  • Very old medium size historical square that is placed in the Km. 0 of La Paz. The space is totally connected to the political life of Bolivia. Surrounded by El Palacio de Gobierno (Presidential Palace), Congreso de Bolivia (National Congress of Bolivia) and La Catedral Metropolitana Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace). Comercial area where you can find small shoppings and a lot of fast food places near by.
  • 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!

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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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