All you wish to know about Bolivia

The country was called in a name of Simon Bolivar - a famous fighter for the freedom of his homeland in 1825. The country is very rich in natural resources - gold, tin, but many indigenous people still live very poorly.

Bolivia is a country with snow-white clouds and the snow caps of six commanders of thousands, the blue sky and the lake Titicaca, the brown slopes of the Andes, which stretch from north to south and divide it into two equal parts. And in Bolivia is the largest on earth dried salt lake Salyar de Uyuni, which you can flog on the jeep.

There is a couple of hotels of salt, where you can stay overnight and enjoy the air, saturated with cations and ions. Salt hotel built entirely of salt, walls, floor, furniture, part of the ceiling.

The main sights of the capital of Bolivia are house Casa de Libertad in the city's main square, the palace Palacio de la Gloreta, Art Museum De La Rikoleta in the building of the former nunnery, National Library of Bolivia, the Museum De Charkas (graphics and furniture Handmade in the Mohawk), Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of ethnic textiles, rich in the Museum of Anthropology, Park Bolivar with reduced copies of famous buildings of the world, Rozedal Park, a beautiful building of urban theater, church Catedral, San Francisco, La Merced, San Miguel , Santa Minicoy, San Lezaro and Santo Domingo.

Cactus - the main attraction, as it is very old plants: for 100 years, this cactus grows to 1 centimeter. And there are instances of up to 16 meters tall.

All the best shops restaurants and hotels are located in Miraflores district and Sopocachi. Best hotel - is Reddison Plaza (five stars). Well, souvenir shops, markets and cheap hotels are located in the Central.

For connoisseurs of local folklore is to listen to the national music. Basis of music - wind instruments: the pipes and harmonica, life giving wheezing sound. Very well together with some guitars, such banzho made of armadillo shell. Music of the Andes and the desert Altiplano - quiet and sad. Melodies of Tarija, full of enthusiasm and energy. Dancing Cueza, EOIR EOIR-Tink and occupy an important place in popular culture. Other expressions of folk traditions - it is fast turning and swaying to the rhythm of the dance, which have their regional differences.

It is also worth visiting in the valley of geysers and thermal springs, in the lagoons of the Colorado and Verde, which stretch along the border with Chile, near the famous stone in the shape of the tree in the south of Bolivia.

In Bolivia, you can find places from the past, such as a ceremonial space for the sacrifices of Tiahuanaco, the legendary silver mines in Potosi, exquisite buildings Jesuit missionaries in the eastern states, traces of the culture of the Incas from the slopes of the Andes.

Do not miss a moment, that if you were invited to visit should not refuse, you'll be offered spirits - after all Bolivians are very fond of a drink.



The official capital of Bolivia - Sucre.


State in the central part of South America. In the north and east by Brazil, south-east - with Paraguay in the south - to Argentina, in the west - with Chile, in the north-west - with Peru.


Tropical and sub-equatorial plains, sharply-continental in the mountains .. Mean temperature in summer (December-February) vary from +21-24 C over the plains areas to +3 C on slopes of the Cordillera. In winter (May-August) average temperature ranges from +19 to -1 C, respectively.
Population about 8,3 million people. About 25% of the population are Bolivians. About 15% of the population are descendants of Spanish settlers and 2% - of African descent. The rest of the inhabitants were Indian tribes Quechua (25-30%), Aymara (17-30%) and others.


Official language - Spanish, the majority of Bolivians also speaks the languages of the Aymara, Quechua and Guarani.


By national dishes include empanadas Celta Vigo (often served with garlic, raisins, potatoes, hot sauce and pepper baked in dough), or with potatoes - Tucuman, fried steak and eggs, rice and fried banana "lomo-mentado" , roast chicken with potatoes and salad "pikante de polo" or simply roasted over an open fire chicken "polos-spedo", "polos-broster or polos la Brasa" soup "chayro, dried and roasted meat alpaca cup of "dried potatoes in a special way" Chuco "(original chips), thick soups, lakuas, fried potatoes, onions, tomatoes and pertsemi sausage, mashed bananas or yucca meat alpaca Masako" beef in all forms .


National Parks Isiboro-Secure, Uanchaka, Pilon Lajas, Madidi, Toro, Toro, Ambor, Sajama, Noel Kempff Mercado, Kotapata, Carrasco, Kaa-Lya del Gran Chaco National Reserve Manuripi-Heath, Biosphere Reserve del Beni, reserves Eve-Eve, Ros-Blanco and Negro Forest Reserve Rio Grande Masikure, Preserve Cape Huang, preserve flora and fauna Tarikua, Biosphere Reserve Cordillera Sama, the Andean Fauna Reserve Eduardo-Avaroa, National Reserves fauna Ulla-Ulla and Andina Eduardo Avaroa and arboretum Itunez


Bs equal to 100 centavos. U.S. Dollars accepted almost everywhere.


A characteristic feature of local nature reserves and parks is an amazing diversity of flora and fauna, and scenic landscapes of their member territories.


Mainly Christian Catholics and Protestants.


January 1 New Year
April 20 Maundy Thursday
April 21 Good Friday
June 22 Feast of Corpus Christi
July 16 a local holiday (La Paz)
August 6 Independence Day
Nov. 1 All Saints' Day
Nov. 2 All Souls' Day
December 8 Day of the Virgin Kotoko (Cotoca Virgin)

Conditions of entry:

To obtain a visa in advance to submit to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Bolivia valid passport (must be valid at least 6 months after the trip), a copy of the 1-st page of the passport photograph, the original round-trip tickets, a copy of the ticket the whole route, a completed application form with 1 photography. Consular fee - U.S. $ 30. In the case of visits to relatives or friends must be invited (fax). Tourist visa is valid for entry within a month after issuance.

Medical features:

Medical insurance of the international sample is strongly recommended.


At an altitude of 5486 meters, 55 km from La Paz, is the highest ski resort in the world - Chakaltayya. Sucre - Bolivia's official capital and one of the highland cities of the world. City of Potosi lies 164 km from Sucre on a barren, windswept plains. La Paz - the political and commercial center of Bolivia, seat of government agencies and most mountainous capital of the world. Lake Titicaca - the highest lake in the world.

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