Going to the Main Square of La Paz

We are going to the main square of La Paz called Plaza Murillo. On the way, we encountered a mysterious festival.

Alasitas Festival La Paz

The largest Alasitas fair is an annual month-long cultural event starting on January 24th in La Paz. It honors Ekeko, the Aymara god of abundance, and is noted for the giving of miniature items.

Venue of Alasitas fair.

The indigenous Aymara people observed an event in the pre-Columbian era, when people prayed for good crops and exchanged basic goods. Over time, it evolved to accommodate elements of Catholicism and Western acquisitiveness.

Ekeko, the god of the festivalof the people from the Andean Altiplano (high plain, Quechua and Aymara area).

The Ekeko is the Tiwanakan god of abundance and prosperity in the mythology and folklore of the people from the Andean Altiplano (high plain, Quechua and Aymara area).

Various figures of Ekeko. These were discovered in the western part of Bolivia.

If you want to know about Ekeko please visit this site. http://www.boliviabella.com/legend-of-the-ekeko.html

Well, let’s go to the Alasita market.

Locals are enjoying shopping.

Miniature shops La Paz

I didn’t know anything about the Alasitas. Even now, I am not sure about it. So you should visit this site,  http://www.lapazlife.com/alasitas-festival/

Left the Alasita market, we are going to the main Square of La Paz.

Leaving the Alasita market.

And the next stop is the Plaza del Estadio (Stadium Square) also called Plaza Tejada Sorzano.

Plaza del Estadio (Stadium Square) or Plaza Tejada Sorzano.

Olympic Stadium, Estadio Hernando Siles on the square.

Estadio Hernando Siles is a sports stadium in La Paz. It is the country’s largest sports complex with a capacity of 41,143 seats. It is named after Hernando Siles Reyes, the 31st President of Bolivia (1926–1930).

There is a marvelous structure in the center of this square.

This is a replica of the semi-underground temple of the archaeological complex of Tiwanacu.

Replica of the semi-underground temple of Tiwanacu.

Leaving the Plaza del Estadio (Stadium Square) for the main square of La Paz.

Arrived at the main square of La Paz, it’s called “Plaza Murillo.”

(I am old and not well-conditioned recently, so there may be mistakes in the description. Please let me know if you notice it.)

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