Finest Attractions In and Around Santa Cruz De La Sierra

Jardin Botanico

186 hectares of stunning gardens feature a nature trail where you can encounter anything from a large group of monkeys to lazy sloths, sleeping in the trees.

Modern Art Museum

Modern Art Museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions of modern art from foreign and local artists, both paintings and sculptures.

Santa Cruz Cultural Center

Run by the city tourism office and municipal government, it features art exhibits and theatre as well as hosts various cultural events.

Catedral de Santa Cruz

Catedral de Santa Cruz is an ornate 400-year-old cathedral, featuring panoramic views of Santa Cruz, from the top of its clock tower. Inside the cathedral, one can find the Museo de Arte Sacro. It contains a collection of ancient gold and silver relics as well as one of the world’s smallest books - a thumbnail-sized volume, containing the Lord’s Prayer in several languages.

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Jaen Street (Calle Jaén)

Visiting picturesque Jaen Street gives visitors a chance to enjoy a stroll through one of the city’s more tranquil and traffic-free lane-ways. Tourists tend to appreciate the colourful and historic remnants of a bygone era.

Kaa-Iya National Park

Ever wanted to see a jaguar in the wild? Those desperate to catch a glimpse of this beautiful yet elusive creature should try their luck at Bolivia’s Kaa Iya National Park, home to almost 1000 spotted cats.

Mi Teleferico: La Paz’s Cable Car System

Mi Teleferico is taking La Paz’s public transit system to new heights. This cable car network provides fast and reliable transit between the city’s major attractions. Operating at 4000 m (13,000 ft) above sea level, the world’s highest cable car ride is a fun way to get from A to B while experiencing impressive views over La Paz.

Porongo

Less than 20 kilometres to the west of Santa Cruz and next to the Piraí river, lies the small town, perfect for experiencing the Camba culture.

Unique Bolivian Culture

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Language
According to the 1992 census, at least 87 percent speak Spanish, an 11 percent increase over 1976. In 1992, 46 percent of residents were at least partly bilingual. Several varieties of Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara are spoken, and all have influenced one another in vocabulary, phonology, syntax, and grammar.
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National Folkloric Festivals
These festivals are multilayered and symbolic. The multiclass, multiethnic character of these celebrations fosters differential claims to culture, history, memory, and symbols.
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National Identity
The sense of nationhood and national identity is shared by all Bolivians but, given the historical disenfranchisement of the peasant majority, probably is of recent origin.
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Food
The primary staple is the potato, followed by other Andean and European-introduced grains, maize, and legumes, especially the broad bean. Freeze-dried potatoes (chuño) and air-dried jerky (ch'arki) are common.

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