The gateway to Bolivia, La Paz is well known as the highest capital on the globe. A city of contrasts, La Paz is a melting pot, a charming mix of native cultures and colonial influences. You will easily meet "cholitas", native women who dress in the vibrant colors and handmade jewelry of the altiplano and fashionistas from the city’s exclusive Zona Sur. The city boasts world-class modern art museums, a labyrinth of artisanal markets, colonial government buildings, and a rich history to share with visitors. Spilling into a wide valley, the city sits between 3200 and 4000 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You could also appreciate the view thanks to the new cable car system. La Paz represents a frequent starting point for travelers setting off through Bolivia and is not a destination to be missed.