Representing historic La Paz is a quaint, cobble-stoned street, home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants.
Charming Jaen street, located near Plaza Murrilo, is one of La Paz’s most finely preserved colonial streets, featuring brightly plastered houses dating from the 18th century.
Nestled among these colourful abodes are five of La Paz’s most important and interesting museums:
Due to their small size and close proximity to one another, all these museums can be conveniently visited in one day. People keen on exploring the museums should note that visiting times do vary, therefore it’s advisable to check the opening hours before arrival.
For those wanting a more in-depth insight into the history surrounding Jaen Street, tour companies such as Banjo Tours will stop there during their tour of La Paz and explain a little about the street.
Jaen street, often described as having a “bohemian” feel, is home to a range of unpretentious bars and restaurants, the most popular of which is Soho, a place for writers, poets and artists to sip coffee all day long while honing their creative crafts.
La Paz’s picturesque Jaen Street gives visitors a chance to enjoy a stroll through one of the city’s more tranquil and traffic-free lane-ways, and appreciate the colorful and historic remnants of a bygone era.