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The department of Cochabamba is located in full heart of Bolivia and is surrounded by the mountain range of the Horseshoe whose higher peak is the Tunari, possesses fertile lands and an exuberant vegetation, same that give him the denominativo of “ The city garden of Bolivia ”. Their excellent gastronomy, their geographical location in a green and flowery valley more their hospital and kind people do it nowadays the ideal place to pass a stupendous vacation in any time of year.

 

The department of Cochabamba is situated al central of Bolivia. Its capital is the city of Cochabamba that is found among the 17º 23' of south latitude and the 66 º 09' of western length of the Midday one Greenwich. Has an extension of 55.631 Km2 And it limits al north with Beni; al south with Potosí and Chuquisaca; al this with Santa Cruz; and al western with La Paz and Oruro. The department of Cochabamba has a population of 1.455.711 inhabitants (Census of 2001) and is divided into 16 provinces and 201 cantons, I feel his capital the Surrounded province (2.553 m.s.n.m.)

 

Christ of The Agreement

The execution of the Christ of the Agreement, that is constituted in one of the most important attractions of the capital of Surrounded department, took place since the year 1989. This work of importance was carried ahead by the Catholic Church and with contribute of diverse sources. The Christ is the highest one of the world with 33,40 meters, and is an immense structure of reinforced concrete and with its arms extended represents the hospitality of the town cochabambino. Al to rise to the hill the visitors achieve an extensive control and visibility of the valley, especially the city and the most nearby municipality Removed. It is important to emphasize that counts on the service of the cable Railway, resource that permits a greater accessibility to every visitor.

 

Metropolitan cathedral

Toward 1605, according to the historic data met by the architect Carlos Lavayén, the master carpenter Sebastián Mount had participated in the construction of the primitive church of San Augustine and began to raise the chancel, work that, nevertheless, remained unfinished and with the risk to be fallen. In 1619 the city Hall, of the Village of Oropeza (old name of the city) called al architect Juan of Canedo so that trace the walls of the chancel and of the ship, concluding this work Sunday of the Spleen toward 1630. In the year 1701 the construction of the church headquarters he was initiated, present Cathedral.

 

Palace Entries

Building built between the years 1915 and 1927 in base al design of the French architect Eugene Bliault. Was the residence of Simón Iturri Patiño, Bolivian millionaire, call "the baron of the tin". This place is a beautiful example of eclectic style, where heterogeneous elements that compose they fuse it resulting an assembly of great harmony and architectural integration. At present the Cultural and Pedagogical Center functions there Simón I. Patiño.

 

Archaeological museum - UMSS

The Museum account currently with approximately 40.000 artifacts, etnográficas and paleontológicas, the same they are classified and inventoried and they are coming mostly of the Department of Cochabamba besides some regions of Bolivia. Archaeological section - Counts on three areas of permanent exposition: of pieces ceramics, tools of work and other. With more than 1.500 objects on display. Among the pre-Colombian samples of Cochabamba, a great diversity is found; alfarera, textile, metallurgical, mummies, idolillos of stone, and other. Section Etnográfica - In which materials of the cultural life of the ethnic groups of the Amazonía are presented, of the Chaco and of the Andes Bolivian, as well as materials of the republican and colonial period. Section Paleontológica - Exhibits a significant fossils remainders collection of diverse spices of animals and forms of life that preceded the human activity.

 

Craft passage Joaquín Zenteno Anaya

A great crafts products variety is found In ceramics, typical goldsmithing, done products in leather. Large expositions of the artisans cochabambinos and of the country.

 

Boulevar

It located in the zone of La Pazful one, in this place the visitor can find places of diversion, restaurants, record stores and other.

 

Market The Court

Its origin went back to before the creation of the city and is the best expression of the popular thing and traditional in Cochabamba. We find other fairs with similar characteristics in Quillacollo, Colcapirhua, Removed, Cliza, Vinto, Punata, Tarata and Tiquipaya, once a week in different days.

 

 Lagoon Alalay

The Lagoon Alalay that signifies “ cold ”, has in its environment (approximately 7 Km. ) A traffic girdle paved which permits the normal traffic of vehicles, likewise counts on itself a traveled through to jog of brick and a circuit for bicycle, which besides forms part of the cycle way that comes an approximate total of 15 kilometers have of traveled through. It counts on places for the rest of the pedestrians and its visit is more pleasant during the spring and summer where can also be observed birds.

 

Park Marshal of Santa Cruz

This it is a park recreacional visited by people of every age. Besides play presents a sector with tropical plants. This park is emphasized for its architecture, sources of water and vegetation.

 

Village Rivero or Tiraque

This village is the capital of the Bolivian valleys and counts on extensive producing zones of corn. The place is inhabited by people of origin quechua and aymara that has inherited the traditions of its ancestors. Its clothing is original and the amiability and sympathy of the people is a characteristic of the place.

 Pairumani

Pairumani is found 21 kilometers of Cochabamba. With a temperate temperature (19º C), this place is constituted in one of the more attractions of the central valley. In Pairumani is located the estate of Simón I. Patiño, the acquaintance “ Baron of the tin ”. Al north of the estate a forest of pines rests and a fraction of crystalline water, conforming thus a setting that invites to camp. In this sector still the old one remains usina that endowed of electric power to Albino Village.

 

Bull Bull

The Bull Bull population is found in a small one altiplanicie locked between the mountain ranges of Huayllas and Condor Khaka. 138 kilometers of the city of Cochabamba, presents dwellings with typical characteristics of the colonial architecture. July 25 the population celebrates the local holiday of the Tata Santiago. The Park National Bull Bull counts on the following attractions:

 

Huacasenq´to or The Vergel

This it is a cañadón of 100 meters of depth formed in millions of years by the erosive action of the water. Descending for one of the lateral sectors of the cañadón, the Vergel can be seen, forms carved in the rock by the falls of the water that have managed to form you figure sculptural covered of mosses and líquenes. The place sample you sit natural of crystalline water that, according to the station, they become concurred pools.

 

Caverns of Umajalanta

Name quechua that signifies “ The water that is lost in the depths of the land ”. In their interior stalagmites they exist and stalactites that, according to the form that have, they receive denominativos as “ Room of the Virgin and the Boy ”, “ Room of Concerts ”, “ Room of Inspirations ” and other. In the place there are Lagoons inhabited by blind fish.

 

Caverns of Chillijusk´or

Name in quechua that signifies “ small Hole ”. It is found to 500 meters of the town. Is a matter of a quite dangerous cavern due to the existence of a labyrinth of galleries and narrow steps. The crossing requires the support of experienced guides.

 

Ruins of Flame Chaqui

Its origin is uncertain, although is suspected that they belonged to the Inca culture. The ruins are classified in pucaras, collcas or silos of storage.

 

Tracks of Dinosaur

They can be found in almost all the Bull Bull plain. It is a matter of tracks of Dinosaur petrified, that is to say traces of gigantic pre-historic reptiles as the brontosaurio and the tiranosaurio, that inhabited the place does 150 million years.

 

Cave paintings

They are found in the margins of the Bull Bull river and they reveal the presence of cultures líticas corresponding al period Andean pre-cámbrico or preformativo. According to the scholars, the paintings were a media developed by the nomadic companies of the prehistory.

 

Caverns of Repechón

They are not more than a sanctuary of wildlife, a setting for the birdwatching, situated 172 kilometers of the city of Cochabamba. Their climate is tropical humid (28º C) and is located in the yungas of the I Veneered. A small cave of scarce depth simulates a refuge or sanctuary of wildlife , recognized as area protected. The caverns are the habitat of a species of birds called “ to watch you ” ;, “ bright stars ” or “ bird cruet ” that, by their nocturnal habits, they are known like “pájaros blind”. The observation of these birds is constituted in an attraction of the place.

 

Village Tunari

It located 166 kilometers of the city and that counts on a humid tropical climate (28º C). With abundant and eventful topography rivers and streams, this place invites al visiting to carry out a traveled through in which they are notified you sit natural of tranquil water. The best-known they are found in the hotels you Sit Them and The Bridge. As part of the municipality of Village Tunari is the Echo-Tourist National Park Machia.

 

Park Machia

Ideal for the ecoturism due to its happy tropical climate. 16 kilometers of Cochabamba, the park extends in a surface of 36 hectares that harbor at more than 120 species of trees and a great diversity of fauna (among the one that can be appreciated three species of monkeys). Along the interpretive path (of 3,2 kilometers of extension), emphasize the views pans of the buttress of The Andes, the oriental plains and the picturesque waterfalls.

 

Chimoré

It splits of the province Carrasco, possesses a temperature average of 30º C. This tropical setting rests 194 kilometers of the capital one valluna.

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