It is a warm weather city located in the vast eastern plains, along the Pirai River, houses the country's best international airport, Viru Viru, and is located at a height of 416 meters above sea level. Its rapid economic development has become a strategic axis for Bolivia, but the colonial character of "Old Town" and the cheerfulness of its people has remained in the eastern city personality.
The active commercial life of the city, especially in areas of oil, agribusiness and construction, cause that this city has the best tourist infrastructure of the country.
Every year in September takes place the Expocruz, one of the largest industry and trade fairs in South America. The most important cultural event in Santa Cruz and one of the largest in Bolivia is the International Festival of American Renaissance and Baroque Music "Misiones de Chiquitos", which takes place on a biennial basis in the international version.
Some attractions in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra are: Arenal Park, the cabins of Piraí, Aqualand, Biocentre Güembé. Other attractions in the department of Santa Cruz: Samaipata, Amboró Park, Buena Vista, Jesuit Missions (San Xavier, Concepción, San Ignacio, San Miguel, San Rafael, San Jose and Santa Ana) and the Bolivian Pantanal, to name the most important in a long list of sites of natural beauty.
Samaipata is a paradise that is located 120 km southwest of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, at 1650 meters above sea level, near the town there is an important archaeological site, known as the ceremonial and administrative center of Samaipata, or popularly as "the Fort", a name taken from the Spanish era fort located on the south side of the rock. This is a huge a mountain carved with two large slots, seats, ponds and animal motifs with which ancient Amazonian origin populations conducive agricultural cycles, is the largest petroglyph land was occupied shortly before the Spanish conquest by advanced Inca, who left some of their decorations superimposed to the trappings originating Amazon, recent research identified the area as a provincial capital of the Incas, who lived in the thirteenth century these lands of eastern Bolivia. In 1998, UNESCO included the Samaipata places on the list of World Heritage Sites.
It is a city south of the country has a pobación approximately 200,000 inhabitants, the city is surrounded by attractive countryside, where you can engage in fishing and walks in the country's largest vineyards. Tourist Attractions: Paleontological Museum, Archaeological and Historical Church of San Francisco, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Golden House. Tarija is to enjoy the special stage and surprised the vine and the wine produced at an altitude higher than 1700 masl and are part of the tour of the Wine Route and Singani high, which includes visits to vineyards, wineries and cultural and natural attractions of the Tarija valley.
On the outskirts of the city lies the Valley of Concepcion, a town of 2500 inhabitants, offers visitors, wine and countryside vineyards, natural spas, wine list and singanis height (made with raw materials produced over 1700 m), is located just 25 minutes from the city of Tarija, is performed chapaca harvest Festival, where the grape harvest, represents the most important moment for all grower since the culmination of a year of effort dedication to the cultivation of the vine, days before the harvest is conducted to Encounter of Art and Wine, space that brings together artists from various disciplines for 10 days, the main square of Valle de la Concepción becomes the stage for artists painting and sculpture works made their share of population and visitors.
It is part of the backbone of the country next to La Paz and Santa Cruz. It is considered the capital of the valley and is surrounded by vast fields of agricultural and natural landscapes of great appeal, it is also important for the many typical restaurants where you can enjoy the best of Bolivian cuisine. It was founded in 1571 as part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, with the aim of creating a center of agricultural production to provide food for the mining towns of the western region, as Potosí and Oruro.
In the city center you can find modern architecture coexists with many preserved buildings from the colony. One of the biggest attractions is the Cristo de la Concordia, monumental sculpture slightly exceeding the one on Rio de Janeiro.
Tourist Attractions: Cristo de la Concordia, Plaza 14 de Sepriembre, the court, the Palacio Portales I. Simon Patiño. Near the city is the interpolation of Villa Tunari, 91 km from the city of Cochabamba in a region of great natural beauty, on the confluence of the Holy Spirit and St. Matthew, which together form the Chapare River. The village lies in the tropical forest, surrounded by lush vegetation so there are several nature reserves, including the Machia Park and Carrasco National Park. The first is the refuge Inti Wara Yassi, where are preserved many animals in captivity. Another point of interest in Villa Tunari is The Jungle, a theme park in the woods.
The main Feast of Cochabamba is the Festival of Urkupiña, is a celebration in honor of its patron Virgin of Urkupiña on August 15, the day of pilgrimages and traditional folk expression, for five days, is engaged in native dance and folklore, and religion, attendance of pilgrims and tourists is estimated at over half a million.
It is home to the world's highest government (is 3650 masl, 300 masl to the city of Cuzco - Peru) and is characterized by a personality unequaled among Andean cities, because the conjunction cultural, religious and political has marked throughout its history. Its location in a basin at the foot of Mount Illimani, the highest mountain and sexy Cordillera Real de los Andes, allows its inhabitants to enjoy incredible and diverse landscapes surrounded by mountains and buildings.
The city of La Paz was founded by Spanish colonists in 1548 under the name of "Nuestra señora de La Paz", referring to the end of a civil war developed between two Spanish sides. This foundation took place in the village of Laja, 35 km in what is today the city of La Paz. Due to inclement weather the Altiplano, three days after the city moved up the river valley Choqueyapu, warmer and populated.
Today La Paz is the most cosmopolitan city in the Andes, with nearly 1 million inhabitants, which in its agglomeration includes two cities, El Alto and La Paz, which coupled with its population of over one million and a half. The city of El Alto is a city record for being the youngest in the country, the high population growth, housing the largest informal fair country (The Fair July 16) and the most influential in recent policy years.
Attractions in the city of La Paz: The Murillo Square, the Witches Market and the Moon Valley, among the most important. Another facet of the city located in the bohemian neighborhood of Sopocachi, with a multitude of bars and cultural centers. Additionally, admire one of the central features of daily life in the city, visit fairs and markets, one of the most important is the Rodriguez market, in the district of San Pedro, very busy during the weekends.
From the city of La Paz are natural wonders like Titicaca Lake and the Madidi National Park, and the most important archaeological site of Bolivia: Tiwanaku. As for adventure tourism the most visited attraction is the "Death road" to Los Yungas - Coroico, where he performs on a mountain bike descent. The proximity of the city of La Paz to the Andes that allowed to pass into snowy mountain climbers as Huayna Potosi and the Group attracted hikers Condoriri and Pre-Columbian Roads of Choro and Takesi.
It is the capital of the department of Beni, the city lies 237 meters above sea level and has a tropical humid climate.
In the Beniano territory existed the "Cultura Hidráulica de las Lomas", with estimated 4000 years old, based essentially on the construction of large water works that allowed the connection between the main centers and a fascinating human technology for crop development in this area very prone to indundaciones.
Tourist Attractions: Laguna Suárez, Puerto Barador, Chuchini Sanctuary, Loma Sarez.
The capital of Cobija Pando is founded in 1906, with the name of Bahia, on the right bank of the river Acre.
To the north of the city lies the Hut of Acre, the curtain run west to admire the beauty of the sunsets, stunning and always different from each other. Its undulating topography is unique and unlike other towns located in the jungle, its streets have steep slopes. This prevents natural drainage Cobija suffer flooding. You can also enjoy fishing in the middle of a wild and untamed nature.
It is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and capital of Chuquisaca department. The city is located in the south-central area of the country and lies at an altitude of 2,750 masl. Also known as "The City of Four Names": Charcas, Villa de Oropeza, Silver and Sucre. Since colonial Sucre looks like a typical Spanish town, its narrow streets downtown are organized in blocks, reflecting the Andalusian culture, which is also evident in the great houses and numerous convents and churches of the city.
Until the eighteenth century, Sucre was the judicial center, religious and cultural life of the entire region of the colony. In 1839, already in the Republican era, after the city was named the capital of Bolivia, was re-named after independence leader Antonio Jose de Sucre. In 1898 the Bolivian seat of government moved to La Paz, after a civil war.
Sucre is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts many foreign visitors every year thanks to its well-conserved downtown with buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Attractions in the city of Sucre: Freedom House, Museum of La Recoleta, Palacio de la Glorieta, The local cemetery, Cretaceous Park Cal Orck'o and ASUR Indigenous Textile Museum.
The surrounding area features beautiful landscapes that allow walks and hikes in touch with nature, local cultures (Tarabuco Jalqa) and sites of archaeological / paleontological importance as: Cordillera de los Frailes, Maragua, Tarabuco Potolo, Chaunaca, Chataquilla.
It is the capital of the department of Potosi, the city is located at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level making it the highest city in the world. It rests at the foot of the hill "Sumaj Orck'o 'or' Cerro Rico', argentiferous mountain that was the most important in the world of the colony, gave rise to most of the silver used by the Spanish crown. According to official records, extracted 45,000 tons of pure silver from Cerro Rico between 1556 and 1783.
Potosi was founded in 1546, generated enormous wealth rapidly, becoming one of the largest cities in the world at the time, with a population of over 200,000 inhabitants. Tradition says that the amount of silver that the Spanish conquistadors found was enough to build a bridge constructed completely silver from Potosi to Europe.
During the battles for the independence of Bolivia, much of the wealth was looted or transferred to Europe or other parts of Spanish rule. By then the population was no more than 10,000 inhabitants.
Like Sucre, Potosí is also on the list of World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Attractions: The mines of Cerro Rico, The Mint, Cloister of Santa Teresa.
During the colonial city founded in 1606 as a silver mining center in the Urus region, was originally called "Villa de San Felipe de Austria". Oruro in 1781 led to the first cry for freedom in Latin America, expelling the Spanish and declaring the town as an independent.
Today is one of the smaller cities of the country, however retains its attractive European design aspect of the time, the most important activity is the Carnival of Oruro, declared in 2001 as a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Huamanidad" by the great religious and cultural value that unfolds during two days of privateering.
Among the most imporant dances presented in the Carnival of Oruro to be mentioned is "La Diablada", which originated in ancient Andean cult to be malignant, which was later adapted to the devil from the colony, from the Catholic vision.