The first Masjid of the City of La Paz was built in the year 2006, Masjid As Salaam. The Muslim population in the city is small but you can always enquire with the locals about the Masjid and they will readily help you out. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid to find out about the availability of halal food too. If not then there are a few vegetarian Indian restaurants functioning in the city where you can relish different curries. Around the downtown area of the city, you can find several upscale restaurants.
The city has numerous museums and galleries that you can visit throughout your stay. The Plaza Murillo is the highlight of the city. Here you can see the government and legislative palaces including the Presidential Palace. The archaeological site of Tiwanaku is worth a visit. Here you can see the ancient pre-Inca constructions and also visit an on-site museum. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Coca Museum are also good to visit. If you wish to learn about the local folklore, then visit the Folklore Museum.
The road from La Paz to the Amazon is considered to the most dangerous road in the world. It descends to around 3350 metres. For those looking for some thrill a ride along this road is highly recommended. Every corner of the delightful city of La Paz is worth seeing. There are numerous viewpoints in the city from where you can enjoy fabulous views. Some of these viewpoints include Mirador Killi Killi, Av. Camacho, Mirador Monticulo and the Parque Laikacota.
La Paz is one of the best places to shop in Bolivia. Whether you are contemplating buying souvenirs, leather goods, electronic items or any other thing, you can find it in the markets of La Paz. Usually the markets in La Paz are connected to one another creating a maze like atmosphere. The Mercado 16 de Julio is possibly the biggest market in La Paz where you can find everything ranging from food to electronics. The Witches Market is one of the most unusual places to visit in the city. Some of the must buy items include the hand painted wood carvings and hand knitted Alpaca wool goods. The Sagarnaga Street is where you can find several souvenir shops.
La Paz offers an excellent public transport system. You can either take a bus usually called as micros or you can opt for shared vans popularly called as mini buses. Shared taxis are also a common means of transport in the city. The best way to move around the city conveniently is to hire an individual taxi. You can also enjoy walking around some of the places.