Plaza Murillo Tours

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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

Discover the cultural treasures of Bolivia’s capital city on a 3-hour walking tour of La Paz. Alongside your guide, you’ll learn of the legends and history of the unique city as you visit prominent monuments. Admire the regal façade of the Presidential Palace, absorb the charm of San Francisco Church and marvel at La Paz Cathedral. Browse the bizarre products of the Witches Market and learn of the infamous San Pedro prison in San Pedro Square. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market

See vibrant markets, colonial architecture and mountain views on a 3–4-hour sightseeing tour of La Paz with a small group that includes Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison and the Witches’ Market. Hear Bolivia’s rich history as you follow your guide through the heart of the city, and learn how inmates have created a parallel city in Bolivia’s most famous prison. Sample local cuisine and in a neighborhood market, ride a bus into the hills for stunning views of the city, then meet traditional shamans in a bustling spiritual bazaar.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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3days-2nights La Paz Cultural

3days -2nights tour in La Paz City where you can visit the most representative in each place.In this tour we INCLUDES Pick up and Drop off La PazHD Tiwanaku Temple (Share in bus)HD City Tour & Moon Valley (Share in bus)02 nights + breakfast (2N La Paz)Meals according to the itinerary
  • Duration: 3 days
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6 Days Private Best of Bolivia Tour from La Paz with Flights VIP

Welcome to Bolivia.Discover the wonderful country of Bolivia, in 6  unforgettable days of personalized Tour, you will know the most interesting places of this country, visiting La Paz, Valle de la Luna, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Salar de Uyuni, Tiwanaku,  Sucre , Potosi and more, in a private and personalized service with professional English speaking guide and overnight in highly recommended and delicately selected 3-star hotels for this type of service for VIP clients.
  • Duration: 6 days
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Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

Enhance your sightseeing experience of La Paz on a 3-hour private tour of the beguiling Bolivian capital and the nearby Moon Valley. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the enchanting atmosphere of the Witches Market; admire significant landmarks like San Francisco Church and Plaza Murillo; and marvel at the natural wonder of Moon Valley. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s colonial history and peruse intriguing exhibitions in some of the capital’s museums. Relish the flexibility of this private tour and customize your itinerary according to your interests.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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La Paz Small-Group Food and Markets Tour

Sample Bolivia’s most iconic foods, market snacks and vibrant produce on a small-group, 3.5-hour culinary tour of La Paz. Get a glimpse of life in the historic city as you follow your guide to local restaurants and learn the essential ingredients, spices and techniques of the Bolivian kitchen. Try gourmet chocolate and organic, tropical fruits, eat freshly-caught fish from Lake Titicaca then sip a digestive traditional tea before finishing your tour with stunning sunset views of the city from a panoramic overlook.
  • Duration: 1 day 11 hours
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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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La Paz Half-Day Foodie Tour

Discover classic Bolivian flavors on a food tour of La Paz that explores local restaurants and vibrant markets. You’ll get a great overview of the country’s diverse foods with included tastings that go from the potatoes of the altiplano to Lake Titicaca trout, all while exploring La Paz’ downtown and hills.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets

Get a comprehensive introduction to La Paz on this 2.5-hour city sightseeing tour. This walking tour has morning or afternoon departure times and includes a traditional Bolivian drink at its conclusion.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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4 Days Bolivia Private Luxury Tour with English Guide from La Paz Bolivia

If you’ve got limited time in Bolivia, take advantage of the country’s relatively small size and tick off multiple highlights with ease on a private tour from La Paz. As well as receiving undivided attention throughout the tour, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide as you explore Uyuni, Copacabana, and Salar de Uyuni. Plus, all meals, accommodation, transfers, and activities are arranged in advance for a seamless and stress-free experience.
  • Duration: 4 days
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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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