Plaza Murillo

Casco Viejo
La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Plaza Murillo Palacio and Catedral
Photo: Carwil Bjork-James License: CC BY-SA 3.0
The Plaza Murillo is the central plaza of the city of La Paz and the open space most connected to the political life of Bolivia. Prominent buildings on the plaza include the Presidential Palace, National Congress of Bolivia, and the Cathedral of La Paz.

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Plaza Murillo

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  • City Parks and Squares

  • Man-Made

    The Plaza Murillo was designed in 1558 as part of the rectilinear grid of La Paz by Juan Gutiérrez Paniagua. The Plaza was originally named the Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza) after its construction, but was renamed on February 3, 1902.

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