Mi Teleferico in La Paz, Bolivia

Public transportation using cable cars in the highest capital in the world, La Paz, is certainly quite interesting. When you consider the fact that city is literally built on the sides of a mountain as well as a dense population, getting around the city wasn’t easy until the cable car system was built. Now, instead of winding through narrow streets with steep inclines, people soar over the rooftops to one of the different destinations. There are 3 interconnected lines, just like most transit systems, with red, yellow, and green lines. Although it is a method of transportation that allows citizens to move throughout the city, it is also an incredible way for tourists to truly see this amazing city from a different standpoint.

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Colorful Buildings

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Riding in the Cable Cars

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Rugged Scenery

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One of the Few Bridges

During our trip to La Paz, we took a combination of the yellow and green lines as a round trip that let us see a majority of the city. Between all of the lines, there are a total of 11 stations or stops that you can enter or exit from that each head to different areas within the city. The cable cars run between 5:00 am until 10:00 pm and, although we only went during the day, the views would be amazing in the evening as well. One of the things that stands out as you ride above the city is that La Paz is a very colorful city with interesting architectural details.

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Interesting Architecture

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One of the Green Line Stations

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Mountainous Backdrop

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City Sprawling Across the Valley

La Paz is certainly an fascinating city with very friendly people and is definitely worth visiting if you are going to Bolivia. If you do visit La Paz, we’d recommend taking time to see the Valley of the Moon in addition to riding on Mi Teleferico as the cable car system is known. Seeing the city from the heights of the cars is certainly one of our favorite memories of our time in Bolivia. We also took a couple of day trips from La Paz to do Death Road as well as went to Tiwanaku, Copacabana, and Lake Titicaca where we went to Sun and Moon Island.

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Above the Rooftops

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Heading Towards the Station

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Great View of La Paz

 

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9 Responses to Mi Teleferico in La Paz, Bolivia

  1. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Wonderful way to see the city! The locals are using it as a daily commute? Interesting ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Jennifer G says:

    I’m trying to think if I’ve seen photos of La Paz before but I don’t think so… what a beautiful city! I don’t know how I’d feel about those cable cars… haha.

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  3. I can only say: breathtaking! An amazing way to see the city of La Paz.

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  4. Ihagh G. T. says:

    great view6๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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