Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, La Paz

4.1
#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in La Paz
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Experience an essential part of La Paz history at Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz, a Roman Catholic cathedral whose original construction dates back to the 17th century. Following a decision in the early 19th century to demolish the original and start again, construction began in 1835 on architect Manuel Sanahuja's neoclassical structure with Baroque elements. It took a full 90 years for the cathedral to open, and even then it remained incomplete until Pope John Paul II's visit in 1989--a full 150 years after its initial construction. Head to the interior to admire the many ornate chandeliers and intricately carved altar. Make Catedral Basilica Menor de Nuestra Senora de la Paz part of your personalized La Paz itinerary using our La Paz route website.
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  • Very large and adorned with lots of stain glass windows large and small. Back of altar has largest, most beautiful stain glass window. Fairly dark even during a mass we attended. Various, well lit....  more »
  • I guess it is easy to say....not another church...but I guess when you visit these huge churches with so much history you need to appreciate their past and be in awe of the influence they have had...  more »
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  • Nice basilica, one of the most beautiful buildings in the area.
  • Beautiful.

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