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Address: Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia

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Majestic!

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??

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Fairfield, Iowa
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Fairfield, Iowa
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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??

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Chicago
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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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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.

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Cork, Ireland
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81 helpful votes 81 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.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Illimani is an Icon in La Paz. It has a majestic look from all over the city, but the higher you are, the better you can appreciate it. Go on the New Teleferico ride to El Alto for Amazing look of the Illimani and the La Paz City.

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

During the four days on Illimani everything worked out perfectly and in time. Especially I want to mention the good quality and high quantity of food. / Waehrend der vier Tage am Illimani hat alles reibungslos und puenktlich geklappt. Besonderes Lob gebuehrt der reichhaltigen und guten Verpflegung. Special thanks to the perfect guide Juancho / Besten Dank an den perfekten... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The extraordinary sprawling city is dominated by its 2 huge snow-capped mountains, Huyuni and Illimani.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I climbed illimani with a private guide, Wiliam Wallace, from Altitud6000. This is a long and tough climb. I recommend climbing Huayna Potosi first, using the same guide, so you get to know each other's technique. If you dont have any issues on Huayna, then give Illimani a try. Dont be fooled, it is technical. Good crampon skills are critical.... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We could see Illimani covered with snow, very clearly from our hotel room... a beautiful sight! Very comforting how these high peaks and/or volcanoes enhance many a Latin-American City!

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