Tourism in Bolivia

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View of huge Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt lake[1]

Bolivia is a country with great tourism potential, with many attractions, due to its diverse culture, geographic regions, rich history and food. In particular, the salt flats at Uyuni are a major attraction.

Gate of the Sun, Tiwanaku
Waterfall in the Torotoro National Park
Mission San José in the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos

World Heritage Site[citation needed]

In the country there are six World Heritages declared by the UNESCO:

  • The ruins of the city of Tiwanaku, capital of the 6th-century empire that ruled the southern Andes
  • The city of Potosí, historic city known for its religious and civic monuments and Cerro Rico
  • The Amazon, a large rainforest and sanctuary for wildlife.
    • Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, representative place of the Amazon and its immense biodiversity, located on a large plateau, covered by vast forests and magnificent waterfalls.
    • National Geographic
      to be one of the 20 best places to visit in the world.
    • Toro Toro National Park, where found paleontological wealth (thousands of dinosaurs footprints), caves, waterfalls, rock paintings and other places of interest are.
  • The Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, the only active missions of all of South America.
  • The Fort Samaipata, the big rock carved by the Incas in the foothills of the Andes as the limit of his empire.
  • The
    Catholicism is mixed with paganism


A female llama with her cria at Red Lagoon

Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake.[2]

    • The
      Incas and birthplace of the founders of the Inca Empire, Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo
    • The Isla de la Luna, another sacred place of the Incas near the Isla del Sol.
    • Virgin of Copacabana
      , crowned queen of Bolivia.

  • The Andes, the longest mountain range in the world, spanning the entire continent, and has exceptionally attractive regions:
    • The ski slope containing the highest restaurant in the world,[3] called Chacaltaya.
    • The highest mountain in the country: Nevado Sajama, with the highest forest in the world.
    • The salt flats of
      , the largest salt flats in the world.
    • Bolivia also is the only country in the world in having the only hotel totally fabricated of salt, found in the Uyuni.
    • The lakes Green lake and Red Lagoon, the sanctuary of the Andean flamingos with one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, the Licancabur.[4]
in the Cal Orcko Cretaceous Park

See also


  1. ^ "Salar Uyuni" (in Spanish). 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "The World Factbook". Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Highest restaurant". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  4. ISSN 0717-7356

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