Calle Jaen in Photos

Picturesque doorways, quaint balconies, cobblestone walkways, intriguing museums, and more lie tucked away on Calle Jaen. This colorful street in La Paz sits up the hill from Plaza Murillo, making for a nice walk above the bustling city center. Visit any of the four museums that lie along the street, grab some coffee, and browse the shops to make a day of your visit. At night, the street lights up and becomes busier as the surrounding bars and restaurants draw people to the area.

Strolling the street makes for a tranquil visit, and if our words don’t convince you, here are some photos.

A Walk Through Calle Jaen

A green cross marks the entrance to the lower end of Calle Jaen
A green cross marks the entrance to the lower end of Calle Jaen
One of the great cafés and bars in the alley that also serves tasty bites
One of the great cafés and bars in the alley that also serves tasty bites
Colonial balconies and lanterns line the alley in various hues
Colonial balconies and lanterns line the alley in various hues




A red door marks the entry to the old house of Bolivian leader Pedro Domingo Murillo. This is now a museum in his honor.
A red door marks the entry to the old house of Bolivian leader Pedro Domingo Murillo. This is now a museum in his honor.
A sign marks the entrance to the Precious Metals Museum, which holds metal artifacts from colonial times and even from ancient settlements in the area
A sign marks the entrance to the Precious Metals Museum, which holds metal artifacts from colonial times and even from ancient settlements in the area
The stone entries and iron balconies give the alley a colonial feel, and the whole street feels like a piece of art
The stone entries and iron balconies give the alley a colonial feel, and the whole street feels like a piece of art
One of the shops that line the alley, selling art, jewelry, and other souvenirs
One of the shops that line the alley, selling art, jewelry, and other souvenirs




There are many charming doors and colorful walls that make for great photo ops
There are many charming doors and colorful walls that make for great photo ops
A series of arches mark the upper end of Calle Jaen that leads out to a bustling street
A series of arches mark the upper end of Calle Jaen that leads out to a bustling street
A gated alley sits at the upper end of Calle Jaen, offering a European touch
A gated alley sits at the upper end of Calle Jaen, offering a European touch

Overall, Calle Jaen was a great beautiful spot and a simple, quick thing to do in La Paz. You can spend a couple hours here or make a quick visit to take in the colorful scenery.

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