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Jaen Street

La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #16 of 47 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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La Paz, Bolivia
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337 reviews 337 reviews
184 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Sudamericano por el mundo
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
78 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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