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La Paz, Bolivia
El Alto and Aymara Mansions

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

As you float above El Alto in cable car, you’ll easily spot the bold creations of visionary architect Freddy Mamani. These fantastical Andean mansions, known as cholets, draw from tradition in a strikingly modern way, turning up the volume on traditional palettes and motifs. You’ll see the dramatic murals of the WHIPALA complex by painter Mamani Mamani and learn the fascinating history of design in El Alto.
  • Visit El Alto by cable car for a glimpse of truly unparalleled design
  • Guide explains the economic and cultural shifts behind these creations
  • Unique visual experience perfect for photographers
  • All entrance fees and transport included in tour price
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Plaza Mayor de San Francisco , Zona 10, Av. Mariscal Sta. Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia

Departure Point: Tour departs from the San Francisco square, right in front of the San Francisco Church, meeting time is 14:50 to check in with the guide. The church is right on the main Avenue Montes and the corner of Sagarnaga St. Address: Montes Avenue and Sagarnaga Street. San Francisco Church

3:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hanaqpacha Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to go beyond typical tourist routes and wants to learn more about Aymara culture/art." See review

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La Paz from above
Jeni_H
, Jun 2022
Excellent trip . Highly Recommended . Our guide Fernando is a highly edicated young man with profound knowledge of Bolivian culture, history and folklore which expanded from ancient centuries to contemporary times. Fernando showed us unique buildings, structures and cholets and we travelled with the most sophisticated cable car public transportation in the world. See La Paz from above to embrace the city!
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Very good tour in El Alto
Rosario_G
, May 2022
The tour is very interesting as you visit El Alto take the funicular and visit some special Aymara mansions (we visited two of them). Everything was well organised and I am fully satisfied.
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Mamani art and architecture
Roving15422421449
, Jun 2019
We did the Aymara mansions tour with Juan. This tour is very nice as it goes beyond the typical tourist routes. First we took the cable car to reach El Alto, then we jumped in a taxi to navigate into this vast district/city. The first stop was beautiful aymaras mansions painted by Mamani Mamani which we could observe and photograph. Then the second and third stops were « cholets » buildings inspired from Freddy Mamani architecture. We could enter and have an overview of the interior design of these buildings. Then our guide brought us back to the starting point by cable car. Throughout the tour, Juan was very informative about the history of El Alto, La Paz and the Mamani art. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to go beyond typical tourist routes and wants to learn more about Aymara culture/art.

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