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ABOUT Cochabamba

Cochabamba, "Gastronomic Capital of Bolivia" is a city in the Cercado Province, where the Quechua culture was forged. It was conquered by the Inca Empire of Spain and still retains its roots. Its thermal floors allow it to be a city with very fertile soils that produce a variety of foods and its geographical location is a strategic point for sporting, political, economic and cultural events. To get to Cochabamba you can get there by road from anywhere in the country, it also has a very important airport if you want to travel by plane and at we tell you what you need to know to get there and get around in this wonderful city full of cultural wealth.

The city presents varied options of places to meet, share and learn. It has an incredible architectural wealth in structures such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastián, which was built at the beginning of the 18th century on the foundations of an old temple; the Church and Convent of Santa Teresa de Cochabamba, "religious architectural jewel" located in the historic center; the Portales Palace, built in 1915 and designed by the French architect Eugène Bliault; The Plaza del Granado, built in 1960 and characterized by its colonial style, among other old buildings that make Cochabamba an unmissable destination for architecture lovers.

The city of Cochabamba also has “El Mercado Popular la Cancha”, one of the most important in Latin America; and the Cristo de la Concordia National Monument, built in 1987 and considered one of the highest in the world with more than 40 meters high among its entire structure. This monument is located on the San Pedro hill and represents faith and hospitality. It has a very complete design of a cable car where when you reach the top of the hill you will be able to appreciate the natural beauty of the city, suitable to give you all the comfort and entertainment possible with viewpoints, kiosks, restaurants and beautiful landscapes to  photograph. When you descend from the cable car at the base of the Christ, you can also find a museum where everything about the history and construction of the Christ is exposed.

The gastronomic capital of Bolivia has countless places to visit and learn about its culture, for all tastes and situations that you are looking to experience. It has archaeological attractions such as the UMSS Archaeological Museum, the Casona Mayorazco Museum, the Casona de Santibañez Museum, among others.

For the lovers of nature, the ideal destination is the Tunari National Park, considered the lung of the city. It is a protected area that includes 5 provinces and 11 municipalities of Bolivia, rich in water resources, bathed by rivers such as the Amazon, Beni, Chapare, Mamoré, Rocha, as well as underground water deposits due to their rainfall. Its anthropic intervention is controlled, dividing it into 3 tourist areas; cabins, recreation and hot springs, allowing better care of the park, allowing visitors to interact with their ecosystems without altering the balance. You can also find other parks such as the "Toro Toro National Park" whose main entrance is through the upper valley of Cochabamba, the Martín Cárdenas Botanical Garden, among other natural wonders.

The celebrations, festivities and carnivals such as the Santa Vera Cruz Festival or the Virgen De Urkupiña Festival, which was declared cultural heritage of Bolivia, cannot be left behind.

Bolivia is a center of culture, architectural admiration and cultural heritage that offers you many options for fun and growth.

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Christ of Concord

Did you know that in Cochabamba is located the second tallest religious statue in the world? Yes, indeed, this one is taller than the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

To get to this landmark of the city you must take the cable car that works from Tuesday to Sunday until 6:00 p.m. and the entrance has a cost of 13 bolivianos which is equivalent to almost $2 US dollars. The access to the internal structure of Cristo de la Concordia is available only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Let's go to the highest viewpoint in Cochabamba!

Santa Teresa Convent Museum

This museum is an architectural gem from the 18th century, this beautiful place is considered a medieval fortress, rich in history, architecture and elegance.

This convent is so important in Bolivia that it was declared a national monument. To enter, tourists must pay an entrance fee of 25 bolivianos, which is about $3.70 US dollars, and if you want to have the right to photograph everything inside the museum, you will have to pay another 25 bolivianos. Find more information here! 

Machia Park

Beautiful and noble adventure in Cochabamba, Machia Park is one of the sanctuaries of the Inti Wara Yassi Community, an institution that has worked in the care of wildlife for years.

They are in charge of rescuing wild animals from illegal traffic, here each animal has a story to tell. The entrance to the park is 10 bolivianos, plus an extra for the use of cameras. In this place you can see beautiful wild creatures living in their natural habitat. An incredible experience!

The best food in Bolivia

Cochabamba was declared the gastronomic capital of Bolivia, so here you can live one of the best culinary experiences of your life.

This beautiful Bolivian city is full of gastronomic options for all tastes and budgets. In the May 27 Market you will find the most traditional food and at the best price in the whole city, in this market there are lunches from 10 bolivianos which is equivalent to $1.44 US dollars. But if you want to venture into more elaborate proposals, here are more tips for you! 

Recorridos hacia Cochabamba

Servicio Vallenar a La Serena Coquimbo a La serena
Bus $ 5.000 $ 5.000
Tren $ 5.800 $ 5.800
Kupospool $ 3.800 $ 3.800

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