Our guide aims to provide inspiration of attractions to visit, where to stay, places to eat, videos to watch and recommendations of further reading.
City of Potosi - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cochabamba: The fourth largest city in Bolivia is known for a couple of giants, the market and a statue of Christ. Read Jozef’s post (on wherenowblog.co.uk) Cochabamba – South America’s Biggest Market, about the journey and visit to Cochabamba.
El Mercado de las Brujas (The Witches’ Market) located on Calle Jiminez and Linares between Sagarnaga and Santa Cruz: The market is a touch touristy yet entertaining as traders sell ingredients for Aymara rituals, from dried frogs to llama foetuses.
Fuerte de Samaipata - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Historic City of Sucre - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Train Graveyard, Uyuni: High on the Andean plain just outside Uyuni rests a collection of 20th century trains, slowly rusting from the relentless salt winds and offering great photo opportunities.
Casa de los Paceños, Sucre 856 Norte E of Prado & Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz – Definitely worth a visit for authentic Bolivian cuisine, including such dishes as lamb’s kidney’s, tripe and the rich Bolivian bull’s penis soup. For the less adventurous there are chicken dishes or maybe try the charquekán, shredded Alpaca meat in chili sauce!
Pronto Dalicatessen, Sopocachi, Calle Jauregui 2248, La Paz 2248 – Pronto Dalicatessen’s chef Raul Urquizo offers a fusion of traditional tastes with modern European influences including fish carpaccio from Lake Titcaca and the healthy meat, Lama.
Hotel de Sal Cristal, Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni: The Hotel De Sal (Hotel of Salt) is situated in the middle of the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. The hotel is constructed entirely from blocks of Salt and it’s not just the exterior as even the furniture and beds are made of Sodium Chloride!
The Amateur Traveler Podcast: Listen here to Chris’s interview with Michael Tieso from artofbackpacking.com as they chat about biking the world’s most dangerous road, dealing with altitude sickness, visiting the salt flats and other Bolivian attractions.
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