30 Jul, 2019 | BX TEAM
CARNAVAL DE ORURO
Description: Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Carnival of Oruro is the maximum representation of carnivals in Bolivia and is one of the most important in the world. This carnival is an explosion of culture, dance, music, devotion, joy and fun, where more than 60,000 dancers and musicians pilgrim to the temple of the Virgin of Socavon, representing dances from all regions of Bolivia.
Next carnival: February 22-23, 2020. Oruro, Bolivia.
Photo: Sergio Saavedra Patiño https://www.facebook.com/facld/
Description: The spiritual and political center of the Tiwanaku culture is one of the most important archaeological sites in Bolivia. UNESCO has declared this site as World Heritage Centre in 2000. There are two museums that are open everyday from 9am to 5pm.
How to get there: There are several tour agencies that organise visits to Tiwanaku but you can also take a minibus from the general cemetery in La Paz city, it takes about 2 hours to get there.
Photo: Fernando Cuéllar for CIAAT
Description: This Boutique Eco-Resort & Spa is located 30 minutes from the southern area of the city, in the Valle de las Ánimas. Allkamari is a great place to relax and rest from the city chaos, it has comfortable rooms but the most outstanding aspect is the view of the Illimani which creates an amazing landscape.
Address: Av. Camiraya Nº 222 (Zona Chañoco - Uni) - Valle de Las Animas, La Paz - Bolivia
Description: At Popular you’ll get the best of bolivian cuisine served with a contemporary touch. The taste of each dish takes the best of Bolivian food, flavours and traditions. They also have a selection of craft beers, singani and Bolivian wines. Popular is a ‘must visit’ if you are in La Paz, you’ll have an unforgettable culinary experience.
Address: Murillo street #826
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 12:30 to 14:30
Description: The +591 Bar-named after the Bolivian area code- is one of the top places to visit in the city. They offer a new Bolivian cocktail bar experience, their cocktails are inspired by Bolivian flavours, culture, places and stories. The bar is located on the seventh floor (rooftop) of the luxurious Atix Hotel which offers wonderful views of the city.
Address: Atix Hotel. Calacoto, street 16 #8052
Opening hours: 19:00-2:00
Photo: +591 Bar
Description: Walisuma is a compound word in Aymara that means: ‘The best of the best.’ The store promotes the best producers in our country, carefully selecting their best products and also designing exclusive high-end pieces, allowing you to take extraordinary pieces of Bolivia with you.
Address: Claudio Aliaga street, #1231
Opening hours: 7:30-20:00