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La Paz - CITY OF EL ALTO, Architecture (Cholets), Murals, Churches

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CITY OF EL ALTO, Architecture (Cholets), Murals, Churches

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(6 reviews)
El Alto City, La Paz, Bolivia
50 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

It is the youngest city in Bolivia, until before its creation it was part of the City of La Paz, 36 years ago it is independent, it is a new municipality, located more than 4000 meters above sea level, it is the second city with more inhabitants of Bolivia (more than a million inhabitants), in recent years it lead the social and political transformations of the country, inhabited mainly by Aymara. Its inhabitants are building their own identity in all aspects. This has allowed the birth of a new form of architecture, THE ANDEAN ARCHITECTURE (also called Cholets). They are 4- or 5-storey buildings, the front façade is very colorful, with abundant Tiwanakota symbols and iconography, the first and second floors are large ballrooms decorated with lights, mirrors and a lot of color. The Whiphala condominium, are social housing; The artist MAMANI MAMANI painted 14 murals placed in 10 thousand square meters distributed in seven blocks of 12 floors, it is in the artist's criteria, a work that is worth highlighting not only for its size, but also for its sociocultural characteristics. Another peculiarity in this city are the approximately 70 churches built by a German priest, we will talk about it


Meet David

David

I'am a professional tour guide from beautiful Bolivia. I have many years experience and know Bolivia like no other. Professional tour guiding is my passion, to meet peolpe from different cultures and make friends, to talk about the history, native civilizations, about aymara roots, music, to play local instruments like charango, flute, panpipes and others. and make authentic your travel experience in my country. I have over twenty years experience, working with small groups, big groups, specialized tours. Let me show you my diverse country, geographicaly and culturaly!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to La Paz with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from La Paz. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Christina W.

21 August 2021

Thank you, David, for an interesting tour!

Diana F.

15 August 2021

Very thorough explanations of the murals in the apartment buildings. Interesting church with the Christian and native symbols outside. Would have liked to see the inside. Spectacular inside of a building in the cholet? Style. Enjoyed it.

Dunia K.

15 August 2021

A unification of indigenous and catholic societies continue to grow. An ever changing developed environment willing to take a step ahead with pride for what mother nature has given.

K L.

15 August 2021

A lot a blurred visuals

Helen T.

15 August 2021

Wonderful murals & buildings when rest of the town looks so poor


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