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Jaen Street

La Paz, Bolivia
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Tiwanaku Archeological Site from La Paz
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Ranked #14 of 49 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
72 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not sure I would make a huge effort to visit. Perhaps we timed it wrong as it was very quiet (Monday lunchtime) with a lot of the shops/museums being closed. Yes, it is quiet and cobbled and quaint but I was expecting a lot more.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's a very special little street, very different from other areas of the city... I recommend that you go during the afternoon and ask around for the stories of the street.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice example of what La Paz use to look like in terms of architecture and cobble streets. The street has some great little art galleries - at reasonable prices. Great spot for a cup of tea or coffee!

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Cusco Region, Peru
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

the street is what we imagine La Paz was 70 years ago..the museums are great and the cute little stores and cafes around will make a great half a day visit

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth the trip if for no other reason than being the oldest street. However, it's also very charming, with the intricate balconies being my favorite. Several museums are clustered in the area, and the gallery/shop of Mamani Mamani is close by. I would recommend stopping by each; but keep in mind that everything closes during the middle of the day... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A surprising beautiful restored street that is worth a visit. A lot of museums and small shops, and the best, no traffic!

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La Paz, Bolivia
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352 reviews 352 reviews
186 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Short and iconic colonial street in old La Paz historic district. Alost each house over the street is a Museum, some of them as good as the Musical Instruments Museum that charango master musician Ernesto Cavour has build over the years, single-handed and just because of his love for music. There is two streets that every tourist must visit en... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A bit of a walk for such a short street. Not sure I would recommend going although the shops seemed nice and the museums (although shut when we arrived) sound quirky.

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Balkanabat, Balkan, Turkmenistan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Granted, I was usually coming around during the evenings, but surprised to find everything closed, except once one bar was open and the guys were friendly. Should be a hip little street as written up in guidebooks but personally I found it to be dead and disappointing. However, I did not go to the museums at the time of writing,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Calle Jaen is a short cobblestone street about four blocks from Plaza Murillo. The colonial era houses have been fully restored and house museums, shops and restaurants. Try Etno for lunch or dinner.

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