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Jaen Street

Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #15 of 44 Attractions 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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La Paz, Bolivia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a must visit in La Paz. The Jaen Street is full of museums worth visiting and is a great activity for a nice day in La Paz. I wouldn't go with small children since there aren't many things for them to do (only the Musical Instruments Museum would be suitable for kids)

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Sydney, Australia
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84 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Calle Jaen is a small cobbled street a short walk (15 minutes approx) away from Plaza Murrillo. Worth it....very well restored buildings which have tasteful little shops at the bottom opening up onto the windy cobble stoned lane. At the top of the lane there are a number of museums. These are entered from the main one ... Museos... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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71 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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191 attraction reviews
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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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