La Paz Bolivia, the city that touches the sky, is located high above sea level. Overlooking the city is towering triple-peaked Illimani, always snow covered and majestic. La Paz is the legislative capital of Bolivia, the largest city. Bolivia is the most Indian country in South America, and you'll experience the language, primarily Quechua, the culture and customs. Cuisine in La Paz is both native Bolivian and international. Try all the local dishes, and try a snack of salteño, or tucumano, empanada-like pasties originally from Argentina.
La Paz is also an important cultural center of Latin America, as it hosts several landmarks belonging to the colonial times, such as the San Francisco Church, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Plaza Murillo and Jaen Street. The city is renowned for its unique markets, particularly the Witches' Market, and for its vibrant nightlife. Its unusual topography offers unique views of the city and the surrounding mountains of the Cordillera Real from numerous natural viewing points. La Paz is also home to the largest urban cable car network in the world.
In May 2015, it was officially recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities together with Beirut, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and Vigan.
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