Plaza Murillo La Paz Bolivia

The Plaza Murillo is the central plaza of the city of La Paz and the seat of government of Bolivia.

Plaza Murillo La Paz Bolivia

The Plaza was originally named the Plaza Mayor (Greatest or Main Plaza) after its construction. After the independence, the square was renamed Plaza Murillo after the honor of Pedro Murillo, who was captured and hung by Spanish troops in January 1810.

Statue of Pedro Domingo Murillo.

Pedro Domingo Murillo (1757– 1810) was a patriot of Upper Peru who played a key role in Bolivia’s independence.

Plaza Murillo La Paz Bolivia

This square is an oasis for the citizens.

Prominent buildings on the plaza include the Presidential Palace, National Congress of Bolivia, and the Cathedral of La Paz.

Palacio de Gobierno (Presidential Palace) Bolivia

In front of the President Palace.

The changing of the President’s Guard at the Palace.

Congreso Nacional de Bolivia (National Congress of Bolivia)

The original clock on the Bolivian Congress Building has been replaced with a reversed clock dubbed the “Clock of the South”.

Backward Clock of National Congress of Bolivia

The Clock of the South is a mirror image of a traditional clock: its numbers are flipped and its hands move in a counter-clockwise direction (though it is clockwise relative to the Clock of the South).

Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, La Paz

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, also called La Paz Cathedral, was built in 1835 with a neoclassical architecture with Baroque elements.

Main Alter of the Cathedral, La Paz

The interior of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, La Paz

Plaza Murillo La Paz

The locals of La Paz and the tourists are having fun in this park.

Left the Plaza Murillo, we are getting into a narrow street called Calle Comercio, going to Plaza San Francisco (Saint Francis Square) for shopping of the souvenir.

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