Although the city’s most spectacular buildings are all overshadowed by the magnificent ice-capped peaks of Mount Illimani. A bizarre mixture of old and new, La Paz is known as the highest capital city in the world, at over 3,600m above sea level. After you have adapted to the altitude, take a tour of the colonial city centre, packed with plazas, beautiful churches and an assortment of museums.
Temperatures will be at their lowest this time of year, but so too will the chance of rain. Much of the country has dry weather with clear blue skies, letting you take in the magnificent scenery of the highlands if you don’t mind packing extra winter clothes.
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