La Paz and the World's Most Dangerous Road June 5th 2012 La Paz
La Paz was established in 1548, and is located at an altitude from about 4,000m above sea level in El Alto to 3,100m in the lower residential area - quite literally, it is a breathtaking city. The altitude can be gruelling at first so it is wise to take things easy for the first few days.
The central Plaza San Francisco is one of the city's most essential sites. Its church was begun th ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more