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Address: Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia
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You must climb to see the beauty.As in Bolivia you have to climb it's tiring.If you have time and energy climb and see the view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

You must climb to see the beauty.As in Bolivia you have to climb it's tiring.If you have time and energy climb and see the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Hired a taxi for the day and went up for a few hours walking. Fabulous scenery cold fresh air and some great wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You can see this imposing mountain from many angles in La Paz and it adds to the atmosphere. It almost guards La Paz. We did not have a time to climb it, but the difficulty is not too bad, AD, which is doable in 3 days.

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Towson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Most people hike to Illimani. I spent time photographing its slopes. Also requested Seat A any aisle on flight in and out of El Alto so I could photograph its glaciers and surroundings from above. It is spectacular at all times of day.

Thank ishamon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The three points of this majestic snowed mountain have a story. Ancient stories say it only had two peaks and in a fight with the mountain next to it, the Mururata which in local language means "without head" the Illimani cut the Mururata's head, which is now the third peek... You can see this amazing, incomparable beautiful mountain, almost from... More 

1 Thank pattyluBolivia
Fairfield, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The view is spectacular, especially when there is more snow on top of this majestic mountain. Its legend is interesting...but is it for real??

Thank ZenDey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

In January, the rainy season, you rarely see Illimani until the end of the day, when the fog and clouds lift, but when you do, it is always thrilling and spectacular! If only the hideous blight of the obstructing TIGO sign that blocks the view of Illimani from the southeast heights could be taken away! TIGO should be ashamed of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

On a clear day, the mountain rises like a sentinel over the city and it is just fantastic. The surrounding mountains frame the Illimani with a very colourfull array of reds, green and brown.

4 Thank virginiaweber
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Volcanoes are not rare in Bolivia, but this one stands out due to it's proximity to la Paz city. Many horizon views from the city allow for sightings in the very thin and clear air. You'll also see it from Valley of the Spirits and from Valley of the Moon.

1 Thank Bernard C
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Africa has its Kilimanjaro, Japan its Fujiyama; La Paz, Illimani: a majestic three crested mountain that oversees almost all the city. You can´t miss it.

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