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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 March 2015

plaza murillo is one of the best sqaures in la paz. it's very picturesque and quaint and a very good spot for your camera

5  Thank born2travelit
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

If you have some spare time go to visit this square.. The president's office overlook the square and there are some interesting places nearby.. you can just sit and see the people who live the square.. very nice..

2  Thank nicbono
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The statue here is dedicated to Pedro Murillo, one who fought for independence. The square has been a longtime meeting place and is the location of the presidential palace, the cathedral, and the national congress building. There is also a building with bullet holes in...More

Thank Jody1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings around are nice, the place itself is dirty from all the pigeons. Somehow still a must to visit when you are in La Paz.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the square and sat for an hour while our local guide educated us on Bolivian history and politics (a fascinating and dramatic subject). You can still see the bullet holes dotted around the square from the recent civil war between the army and...More

Thank AvidGlobeHopper
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This should be really beautiful as it is the old colonial square in La Paz. Unfortunately, many of the buildings are run down and behind others are ugly modern skyscrapers. Behind the presidential palace is one of these monstrosities and behind the government building another...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The classic colonial central plaza as you can find in most large cities in Bolivia is always worth a visit. But in La Paz this plaza is badly preserved. On one side there is a hyper modern skyscraper overlooking the plaza while on the other...More

Thank Pvdwalle
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The Murillo Plaza is a very nice square, safe and well controlled by police. You can see there the government palace and a sculpture in the middle. Lots of pigeon everywhere cause everybody feed them !

Thank fperillo
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a quiet plaza close to the centre of La Paz surrounded by fancy government buildings and pigeons. Nice place to sit and relax for a quick picnic but certainly not a must see.

Thank 692danielc692
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A nice little square with LOTS of pigeons. We didn’t stay long for the fear of getting pooped on by pigeons but there was vendors selling sweets and bird seed and would be a good place to entertain children

Thank B-Ron D
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We walked here to relax a while but the pigeons were everywhere looking for handouts and rather annoying to have them flying around very close to our heads. Lots of bird droppings too! Tons of people gather here, locals and tourists so it was very...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This plaza is good to spend some time people-watching while you enjoy a delicious icecream. I was lucky to see the president in the presidential palace. My highlight was watchin women dressing the typical clothes

Thank aussiemaryrudd
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