24 Jun, 2019 | BX TEAM
CASA MUSEO SOLÓN
Description: Walter Solón Romero (1923-1999) donated his house/workshop to the Solón Foundation in 1994. He is one of the most outstanding exponents of Bolivian plastic art of the 20th century. He was a muralist, weaver, engraver, carver and painter. This house-turned-museum is the depository of more than 2,000 works. Every year, a selection of between 50 to 90 of his pieces are exhibited in the museum.
Address: Avenue Ecuador #2517, Sopocachi, La Paz
Opening hours: 10:00-19:00
Photo: Casa Museo Solón
VALLE DE LA LUNA
Description: The Valle de la Luna is one of the most popular tourist destinations in La Paz. It was named ‘Moon Valley’ when Neil Amstrong visited Bolivia in 1969 and the surreal landscape reminded him of the moon. Visitors can explore the area and discover a different view of the city.
How to get there: A taxi from the centre of La Paz would cost about 30-40 Bs but you can also take a minibus that goes to Mallasa for 3 Bs. Look for the signs ‘Mallasa’ or ‘Mallasilla’ on the front of the bus or minibus. The cost of entrance is 15 Bs for foreigners and 3 Bs for nationals.
Photo: Renata Lazcano
Description: Nestled on a beautiful mountainside high above the Valley of Flowers in Jupapina, just 30 minutes from the centre of La Paz, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy and explore the beauty and warmth of the real Bolivia. Colibri Camping offers you nature, tranquility and community.
Contact: +591 76295658
Photo: Colibrí Camping
Description: Located in the Cota-Cota neighbourhood in the south of La Paz, this new pizzeria has an outdoor space, craft beers and cider, and a selection of Bolivia’s best wines. Their mind blowing pizzas made with sourdough are so well balanced that you will enjoy every bite and count the days until you can come back.
Address: Alvarez Plata Street #50, Cota Cota, La Paz
Opening hours: 17:00-22:00 from Wednesday to Friday, 12:00-22:00 on Saturday and Sunday
Photo: Imilla Alzada
Description: A place with a vintage and relaxed atmosphere, cool music and great staff. They are present in four cities – La Paz, Oruro, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz – offering high-quality Bolivian coffee with different distillation methods, and a variety of Bolivian inspired food, pastries and bakery. A new location just opened in La Paz near the Central Station.
Locations in La Paz: Av. 6 de Agosto #2584 (Sopocachi), Calle Enrique Peñaranda L-35 (San Miguel), Av. Peru, Central Station (Centre)
Opening hours: 7:30-22:00
FOLK (DE LOS PUEBLOS)
Description: Folk is a Bolivian independent design brand born in 2010 with the aim of transmitting contemporary design with Bolivian identity. Folk designs and produces handbags, clothing and accessories that fusions Bolivian roots, traditions, celebrating modernity and its people.
Contact: +591 70670656
Photo: Folk (de los pueblos)