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Parque del Monticulo
Ranked #23 of 116 things to do in La Paz
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Monticulo Park is a great place to visit while you are in La Paz. There is a beautiful view of Illimani Mountain, one of the tallest ones in Bolivia. There is a legend that says Illimani Mountain wanted to be the strongest and the most beautiful mountain among mountains, so he threw a big stone at Mururata Mountain which broke its top off.
Nearby is Monticulo`s Church. Every Saturday and some Sundays it is a good place to get married because, according to Paceño`s beliefs marriages here will last forever.
Monticulo is also one of the most peaceful places to visit in La Paz. It is a good place for reading, taking a nap or just for relaxing.
Romantic Bolivian couples also enjoy the privacy the park provides them.
Monticulo is located near España Square, at the end of Ecuador Street. It is free to get in, come and enjoy Monticulo.

Visited September 2013
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“Quiet views on the Illimani”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Montículo is one of the best kept secret places in La Paz, a small hill with great views over the Illimani and the Muela del Diablo. This is a very traditional park, as old as the 1776 stone gate at the entrance. Very high and old trees create a peaceful atmosphere for those in search of a quiet place. Don't miss the poems by Portocarrero carved on stones, and the magnificent sculpture at the central fountain. On Saturdays, at the small church in the corner of the park, couples get married and sometimes concerts are organised. Nearby, descending from the Montículo down to Plaza España, is the section dedicated by painter Solón Romero to the victims of human rights violations, those that were disappeared and killed under governments of military rule.

Visited July 2013
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