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Address: Cordillera Real, La Paz, Bolivia
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a story that a local told me

here is the story of the mountains Its said that Mururata was jealous of his older brother Illimani, and he tried to kill him but Illimani Won. Mururata was then beheaded by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Henry Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

here is the story of the mountains Its said that Mururata was jealous of his older brother Illimani, and he tried to kill him but Illimani Won. Mururata was then beheaded by Illimani on orders of their father Viracocha, and his head became the sajama Volcano

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Thank Henry Y
College Park, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Not sure how it actually looks like up close, but the view from La Paz is magnificent. Take the cable car, and you can have a better view.

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New Jersey, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have never attempted climbing this mountain. This review is just about how beautiful and awe-inspiring it is. It is a large, gorgeous, majestic snow capped mountain in the heart of the Andes visible from the city of La Paz as well as the altiplano. While visiting the city I never grew tired of seeing this majestic beauty and it... More 

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Thank JandKNewJersey_USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

You must climb to see the beauty.As in Bolivia you have to climb it's tiring.If you have time and energy climb and see the view.

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Thank SE s
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101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Hired a taxi for the day and went up for a few hours walking. Fabulous scenery cold fresh air and some great wildlife.

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Colorado
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210 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You can see this imposing mountain from many angles in La Paz and it adds to the atmosphere. It almost guards La Paz. We did not have a time to climb it, but the difficulty is not too bad, AD, which is doable in 3 days.

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Thank Boleslav
Towson, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Most people hike to Illimani. I spent time photographing its slopes. Also requested Seat A any aisle on flight in and out of El Alto so I could photograph its glaciers and surroundings from above. It is spectacular at all times of day.

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Thank ishamon
Bolivia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The three points of this majestic snowed mountain have a story. Ancient stories say it only had two peaks and in a fight with the mountain next to it, the Mururata which in local language means "without head" the Illimani cut the Mururata's head, which is now the third peek... You can see this amazing, incomparable beautiful mountain, almost from... More 

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Fairfield, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The view is spectacular, especially when there is more snow on top of this majestic mountain. Its legend is interesting...but is it for real??

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Chicago
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

In January, the rainy season, you rarely see Illimani until the end of the day, when the fog and clouds lift, but when you do, it is always thrilling and spectacular! If only the hideous blight of the obstructing TIGO sign that blocks the view of Illimani from the southeast heights could be taken away! TIGO should be ashamed of... More 

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