La Paz, a trully peculiar city
Landing in La Paz, at 4000 m high, from sea level, is something unique. The airport of El Alto is, precisely, the highest in the world, in the high Andean plateau, and the first sight you have of the city of La Paz it is clear we are at a high altitude.
The city, founded by Alonso de Mendoza in 1548, is today a very peculiar city. There may not be any other similar city in the World. A huge ethnic conglomerate, sheltered by the Illimani, a huge 6500 meters high mountain. A city in reverse of the others, where the poorest people live higher at 4000m altitude and the wealthy live below, at 3300 m.
A city in which daily life is discovered in every corner, where the protagonists are not only its monuments nor its architecture. A city where the protagonists are citizens themselves! Their daily life, the colorful markets, their stands, their picturesque clothing… Our culture! La Paz is a city of contrasts, a display of colorful and indigenous culture that leaves nobody indifferent. For more information, check out our La Paz walking tours!