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Jaen Street

La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #14 of 47 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sudamericano por el mundo
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful street, that deserves a visit. Very interesting the Mamani Mamani Art Gallery. Amazing work of the artist that involves the Andean Cosmovision.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

For some reason this street is on every "must-do" list for La Paz, but for me, (not a HUGE museum guy), it was just your average narrow street in La Paz. I did visit a couple of the museums, such as the museum of Bolivian musical instruments, and grabbed a coffee at Etno (delicious)! But overall it wasn't my favorite... More

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

representing historic la paz... museums, restaurants and café / wine bars -- a great distraction for an afternoon!!

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Nantes, France
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245 reviews 245 reviews
76 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Picturesque and touristy like Montmartre in Paris. Not quite our cup of tea. The museums in the street are cute but nothing to call home about.

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Sarnia, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Perhaps there are hidden historic dimensions to this area that I was not aware of, but although pleasant to stroll the cobbled streets, unless you like wandering into small not too gripping "museums" there is not too much to hold your attention. But, that said , it makes a calm contrast to the frenzy of much of downtown La Paz.

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Hamburg, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We saw this street, briefly when we went to visit the Musical Instrument Museum (also highly interesting!)... amazing what a coat of paint and a 'make-over' can do to a place/street/village/hotel/Restaurant/home anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I visited on a Sunday so not much was open but it's a gorgeous, clean street that still maintains the classic buidlings from the 19th century. The museums there are nice but not great though they don't cost much. It's a must see in La Paz for cultural purposes.

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Situated between the bus station and the San Francisco Cathedral, it is easy to walk to. It is an old colonial street with several museums--especially the musical instrument museum where, if you are very lucky, you may meet Ernesto Cavour, the legendary charango player who acts as curator. Has a very nice Pena where Bolivian folk music and dance is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

it was nice to walk up and down but we we went early in the morning and late in the afternoon (to check out a coffee shop we'd seen) but everything was shut both times. Get a tour with Banjo Tours and they'll explain a little about it. Mornings are better to visit because you can get a few shots... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

As reported by other reviewers, all musea were closed end December/early January. Without the musea the street has nothing special: many colonial towns have nicer streets. If you also visit Cuzco don't waste time here.

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