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Plaza Murillo

Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #19 of 79 things to do in La Paz
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a huge square in the middle of town. Very busy with locals it is not that special. There are some nice buildings around worth a visit.

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Boca Raton, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A movie was being filmed on plaza. presidential palace with palace guards, good photos of indigenous people, great snack shop adjacent to plaza. Try the meat pies.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice to see and visit. You have the presidential palace, congress and the cathedral facing the plaza. We were there just after New Years and Christmas decorations were still up. Walking there is nice but be sure you've had a chance to acclimatize first.

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went through the museum and original home of Murillo. This was a rally interesting museum and a very telling story within his home.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a must, great to take a look at the center of the city and the area around this houses museums and markets.

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Sydney, Australia
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85 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The area is a good location to take photos of the colonial architecture. The plaza itself has the ubiquitous statue of some past official and lots of pigeons...they say it is good luck to be pooped on by a bird ... The palace nearby is interesting with ornamentally uniformed guards (worth a photo) and the parliament building and cathedral are... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Plaza is on the edge of the colonial part of the city and has historical significance for Bolivia. The presidential palace is located there and it is within a few blocks of important museums and historical churches. It is the endpoint of most of the nearly 200 marches a year that are intended to pressure the government. Keep your... More 

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Well, you´re in La Paz so sooner or later you´ll have to go there, but I didn´t find it so amazing...the buildings around the square are not that interesting and it´s not really the heart of La Paz (that´s San Francisco´s square for sure)

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Ciudad La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Also know as Kilometer "0" with a huge history to learn if you want to kwon a little of La Paz Citys history, i recomend to get a touristic tour managed by touristic guides. however (As I live here in La Paz City) I just would recomend you to visit this popolar square to kwon why I called it The... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Yes, it is the main square in the city but there are more impressive ones around. The clock is a bit disarming if you're unaware that it was changed. The buildings surrounding the square are great, the pigeons however are not!

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