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Plaza Murillo Tours

Plaza Murillo is not only the main meeting square of modern day, downtown La Paz, but it’s also a public space steeped in history, conquest, conflict and tragedy. Surrounded by imposing buildings such as the Presidential Palace, the La Paz Cathedral and the National Congress of Bolivia, many of the country’s most notable political events have taken place on the open square.

Unlike many other central squares in South America, Plaza Murillo is not named “Plaza de Armas” or “Plaza Mayor”. Though it has held both of those names since its founding in 1558 by Spanish settlers, Plaza Murillo is now named for Don Pedro Domingo Murillo, a leader of the 1809 revolution against Spanish occupation who was eventually hung in the plaza now bearing his name.

Revered to this day as a great leader in the independence movement, Plaza Murillo now features a large monument to the man who helped release Bolivia from its colonial shackles. Murillo, however, was not the only political figure to meet an unfortunate end in this square. In 1946, President Gualberto Villaroel was assassinated when an angry mob stormed the Presidential Palace, took up arms against him and tossed his body out into the open square where it was eventually hung from a lamppost.

Today, the scene around Plaza Murillo is far less violent, and the pigeon-filled open space is considered to be one of the finer places in the city for people-watching and socializing. While there are few places in congested La Paz to sit and enjoy a peaceful moment, ironically, Plaza Murillo is now considered the place to be.

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La Paz City Walking Tour, La Paz, null
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La Paz City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

During this 3-hour, guided, walking tour of La Paz, learn the fascinating culture behind this Bolivian city in the sky, and hear the myths, history, and ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $3.00
La Paz and Moon Valley Half-Day Tour, La Paz, Walking Tours
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La Paz and Moon Valley Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Don't miss the chance to join this half-day city and Moon Valley tour if you are visiting La Paz.

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.00
La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets, La Paz, Half-day Tours
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La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

La Paz is a city unlike any other on earth. Its’ staggering height (3,600m/11,800ft) is only surpassed by its’ incredible beauty. Sprawling over a gorgeous ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $3.00
La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison and Witches' Market, La Paz, ... 
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La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison and Witches' Market

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Discover La Paz on a city tour with an expert local guide who explains Bolivian culture and history as you take in local markets, colonial architecture and ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.00
La Paz Half-Day Foodie Tour, La Paz, Half-day Tours
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La Paz Half-Day Foodie Tour

Local food? Why not? Most of the time when travelling in Bolivia, one misses the best part of touring “food and drinks”. On this tour a traveler may have the ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
4 Days Bolivia Private Luxury Tour with English Guide from La Paz Bolivia, La Paz, Food Tours
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4 Days Bolivia Private Luxury Tour with English Guide from La Paz Bolivia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Welcome to Bolivia. Discover the wonderful country of Bolivia, in 4 unforgettable days of personalized Tour, you will know the most interesting places of this ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,500.00
Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley, La Paz, Multi-day Tours
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Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

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See the best of La Paz on a private tour with a knowledgeable local guide, who will introduce you to both top attractions and lesser-known sites, creating a ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Half-Day La Paz City Tour, La Paz, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day La Paz City Tour

Observe the contrasts and secrets of La Paz from its crowded streets to its modern cable cars on your half-day city tour. Feel the indigenous culture in the ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.00
La Paz Small-Group Food and Markets Tour, La Paz, City Tours
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La Paz Small-Group Food and Markets Tour

Discover the flavors of Bolivia on this La Paz culinary tour packed with mouthwatering dishes, sweet treats and tasty snacks. Taste classic soups and fish ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.00

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