Visit La Paz Department
One interesting historical fact about La Paz is that it was founded by Pedro de la Gasca in 1548 who named the area Nuestra Senora de la Paz (Our Lady of Peace). The department was one of the nine original departments established in 1826 when Bolivia declared independence from Spain. Today with its high altitude cities bordered by soaring snowcapped Andean peaks, colorful markets, traditional festivals, vibrant culture and warm people it has become one of Bolivia's premier tourist destinations.
Cities in La Paz Department
La Paz, Achacachi, El Rosario, Lahuachaca, Viloco, Patacamaya, Huarina, San Juan, Chulumani, Colquiri, Cabañas, Coripata, Caranavi, San Pedro, Huatajata, Yumani, San Pablo, Quime, Santa Ana, Santa Elena, Sorata, Batallas, Tiahuanaco, Eucaliptus, Mapiri, San José, José Manuel Pando, Coroico, Guanay, Curahuara de Carangas, Amarete, San Antonio del Norte, Santa María