La Paz Cathedral Tours

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Rising stoically from the center of Plaza Murillo, the neo-classical La Paz Cathedral brings a historic, colonial flare to the bustle of modern day La Paz. When the old cathedral which once stood in its place was commissioned to be torn down in 1831, grand plans were made for erecting a cathedral which would soar to heights unsurpassed by the previous. The only problem, however, was that this ended up taking a little longer than most had planned.

With the first stones laid in 1835, the Cathedral - officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz - was never fully completed until 1989 when a mad scramble was set in place to finish the edifice for the impending visit of Pope John Paul II.

Nevertheless, under the designs set forth by the original architect, Manuel Sanahuja, the now-completed La Paz Cathedral features soaring blue domes, five naves and vaulted ceilings inside the building which still house scores of devout Catholic worshipers.

Those wishing to visit La Paz Cathedral can do so on weekday afternoons from 3:30pm-7pm, or at any time during the weekend when hours stretch from dawn until dusk. While inside, be sure to check out the Museum of Religious Art located downstairs in a small crypt, which is also accessible from a side street, should the main entrance to the cathedral be closed.
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Address: Murillo Square, La Paz, Bolivia
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Hours: Monday-Friday: 3:30pm-7pm Saturday-Sunday: Any
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La Paz and Moon Valley Half-Day Tour

Cover the highlights of La Paz in this half-day tour. You’ll visit traditional markets and the San Pedro prison, then float above the city in a scenic cable car ride. Your next stop is the otherworldly Moon Valley, followed by the lookout point Killi Killi. You’ll see the landmarks of the city’s historic center and make a trip to the famous Witches’ Market before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$48.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day La Paz City Tour

Cover the best of La Paz in half a day with this guided tour. Begin with a panoramic view from Mirador Killi Killi, visit landmarks around Murillo Square, step into another universe at the Valley of the Moon, and catch a glimpse of Illimani by cable car. Explore the Witches’ Market and the Church of San Francisco. Sit back as your guide leads you from one site to the next.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$27.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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La Paz and Moon Valley Half-Day Tour

Don't miss the chance to join this half-day city and Moon Valley tour if you are visiting La Paz.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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