Get to know Bolivia

Being one of the eight richest countries in biological diversity and natural heritage, Bolivia is located at the center of South America. It is a country that is favored by its climate and topographical distributions ranging from 90 to 6542 MASL.

Among the many destinations Bolivia offers are: Salar de Uyuni, Tiwanaku, the Tunupa Volcano, the Jesuit missions, Pampas of Yucuma, Lake Titicaca, the natural reserves, and Yungas.

The cultural and ethnic diversity of the country is a trait that makes it fascinating to explore, where you can observe indigenous cultural traditions, dating back to colonial times. Through the various cultural expressions, unchanged traditions can be distinguished in the communities, and reflect themselves in the rest of the society as part of the rich Bolivian identity.

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La Paz

La Paz

La Paz is Bolivia’s seat of government and one of the main cities of the country. In La Paz you will find a rich cultural life, important museums, churches, and markets. Visitors will have a lot of activities to do.
La Paz has more than 1.7 million inhabitants and is a city with very evident indigenous features while at the same time still being very cosmopolitan. La Paz city is located at 3600 MASL

Due to the altitude in which La Paz city is located, there are not many climate changes throughout the year. The days are usually sunny with pleasant temperatures and cool nights. From La Paz you can go down to the warm tropics or climb to the snowy mountains.

To avoid altitude sickness, also known as “Sorojchi”, visitors are recommended to: not overeat, and to not move too quickly from place to place, and to stay hydrated until their bodies grow used to the altitude.



Cochabamba is Bolivia’s third largest city. It has an important industrial and agricultural development for the country.

Due to its pleasant weather, Cochabamba is recognized as the “Eternal Spring” city. Cochabamba is also known as the “Capital de los Valles” or “Valley’s Capital” and is located at 2570 MASL. It is a very active city with many parks and tourist attractions.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is one of Bolivia’s main cities located in the east. The city of tropical weather has important industries as well as entertainment venues, restaurants, museums and cultural centers.

The people are known as “Cambas” and are friendly and proud of their land.
Santa Cruz is a city that serves as a starting point for many different trip plans.



The city of Tarija is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River near the border with Argentina towards the south of the country.
It is located in a large valley at a height of 1,874 MASL. It has a pleasant weather most of the year.
The city is known as “Tarija la Linda” (the beautiful Tarija) or the “City of Flowers”, the destination is perfect for those who seek to enjoy the warm weather, visit the different tourist attractions, taste local wines and meet friendly people.

Tarija was founded in 1574 by the Spaniard Luis de Fuentes y Vargas, who baptized it with the name of “Villa de San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa”.

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Conoce la oferta de programas académicos que la U.C.B. tiene en los cuatro departamentos del país: La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz y Tarija.


La U.C.B. dispone de una amplia oferta de programas de Postgrado destinados a profesionales que desean complementar su formación en un área especializada o dedicarse a la investigación y a la docencia


Enrico Buono

Profesor investigador de la Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli de Italia.