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Best things to do in El Alto

Church
“The cathedral San Francisco is a colonial catholic church, beside there has a convent for "nuns" and the history talk thriller past facts...but very nice architecture”
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Establishment
“The Mercado de las Brujas is a street where several Bolivian crafts are found. You can also find an ingredient for sorceries and witchcraft.”
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Establishment
“It is the main plaza in the city where you will find the Presidential Palace, National Congress and Cathedral of La Paz. ”
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Hotel
“It's the famous place for backpackers and bolivian crafts market, nice place to walk litles stone streets”
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Miscellaneous Shop
“Authentic market hall, selling all kinds of fruits and vegetables imported from Bolivia's valleys and tropical regions.”
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Establishment
“Museo del Litoral Boliviano. Exhibiciones de fotografías, armas, estandartes y objetos que se rescataron de la Guerra del Pacífico de 1879, y remembranzas de sus personajes destacados, como el Coronel Eduardo Avaroa. Martes a viernes de 09:30 a 12:30 y de 15:00 a 19:00. Sábados y domingos de 09:00 a 13:00. Lunes cerrado. Nacionales: 8 Bs. p/circuito; extranjeros: 20 Bs. (3 USD) p/circuito.”
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Establishment
“The "Municipal Theatre" it is one of the first theatres established in South America (1800) and since Bolivia become independent it shows diverse performances.”
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Museum
“My favorite museum and the best in La Paz. Here you will find everything about the rich Bolivian culture.”
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Transit Station
“Cable Car from Sopocachi. Fun to do it both at night and during the day. Also a way to get to the south side of la paz, Zona Sur”
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Bar
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Museum
“hermosa iglesia y la plaza llena de actividades turisticas, junto a la famosa calle Sagarnaga.”
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Museum
“En una de las mansiones coloniales mejor conservada de la ciudad, el Palacio Diez de Medina. La sola casa sede del museo vale la pena una visita. Martes a viernes de 09:00 a 12:30 y de 15:00 a 19:00. Sábados de 10:00 a 17:30. Domingos de 10:00 a 13:30. Lunes cerrado. Nacionales: 5 Bs.; extranjeros: 20 Bs. (3 USD). Nacionales menores de 18 y mayores de 60 años no pagan entrada.”
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Establishment
“Plaza Murillo - Heart no just of the city of La Paz but also of the history of Bolivia. Nearby the Murillo Museum will tell all. Plaza Murillo is home to a bunch of pigeons, the Government Palace etc.”
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Point of Interest
“Puede pasear el centro de la ciudad y la zona sur de la ciudad de La Paz hasta las 24:00 solo con teleférico de línea amarilla, verde, blanca y celeste. El teleférico línea azul es para la ciudad de El Alto y línea naranja y violeta para zonas periféricas o suburbanas.”
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History Museum
“Historical street where you will find the most extravagant bars and stories :)”
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South American Restaurant
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“Excelente restaurante para conocer la comida boliviana. Super recomendado. Un must! Hay que estar ahi máximo 12:15 para entrar en el primer servicio. Se llena todos los días. no aceptan reserva.”
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