Above the clouds

Anyone who wants to get from one place to another in La Paz is literally transported through the sky. The public cable car in the Bolivian capital is, according to Guinness Book of Records, the longest in the world and connects its neighborhoods from the air.

Anyone who has ever been to La Paz knows that walking or using vehicles is a mess. The reason is the many cars and buses that stop each other. However, the circumstances make it difficult for the city, because it is located on the mountains of the Andes. Up to 1000 meters separate the lower-lying districts with the high-altitude El Alto, which lies at almost 4100 meters. The remarkable thing is that there is a clear correlation between the altitudes of the neighborhoods and the social status of the inhabitants: the higher the situation, the poorer the population.


February 2018


In the Bolivian capital of La Paz. With an altitude of up to 4,100 meters, it is the highest capital in the world and at the same time the most populous city in Bolivia. La Paz was named after the War of Independence against the Spanish and means “peace”.

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