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Jaen Street

La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #12 of 47 attractions in La Paz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
65 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Increable, all musea are closed for at least one month! This will not help the tourism in thia country. Although the street by it self is very nice and well restored, closing these musea is a complete failure..

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Ulm
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Calle Jaen - a street in La Paz. The only impressiv - the cleanness. You can see the old stone mosaics on the street with out the waste in the rest of the city.

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