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Arts and Culture

A rich history and thriving culture demonstrate the craftsmanship, artwork and history that help make La Paz unique.

Plaza Constitucion
Location: Revolucion, Francisco Madero and 5 de Mayo
If you’re looking for the traditional center of town, this is it. Take a seat at a bench and
experience firsthand great people watching whether chess, shoe shining or strolling. Tranquil,
interesting, unique.

Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz – Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
Location: 5 de Mayo and Revolucion
This is the main church in town. The cathedral, built in 1861, replaces the original mission
built by Jesuit missionaries in 1720. Across the street the Plaza Constitucion.
Cathedral de Nuestra Senora de la Paz
The Malecon
This almost 4.50 miles, ocean-front walkway is, a great place to people watch. Visit in the
evening after it cools down and you’ll be able to enjoy the local and tourist scene, as well as
a great sunset.
The Malecon ('Sea Wall') in La Paz

Museo de Antropologia – Museum of Anthropology
Location: Ignacio Altamirano and 5 de Mayo (uptown)
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free
Throughout its three floors, Museo de Antropologia details the history of Baja California and
includes artifacts and fossils of the region. The gift shop sells ceramic pieces and replicas of Aztec, Toltec and other pre-columbian people’s art works. Interesting and not expensive pieces; some are handmade, some are from a cast or mold. The museum is Within walking distance of Los Arcos, especially for some exercise!

Ibarra’s Pottery
Location: Guillermo Prieto 625 (between Republica and Iglesias)
Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Watch the potter create handcrafted pieces, from ceramics to paintings. Familia Ibarra sell
delicately colored ceramics from their work studio in front of their home. Mrs Ibarra paints the plates, bowls, plaques and more in a variety of geometric, Aztec and floral patterns. You can buy from the shelves or order custom made pieces.

El Teatro de la Ciudad – Theater
Location: Heroes de Independencia, Navarro and Altamirano
Box office: (612)125-0207
Enjoy theater, musicals and dance in La Paz’s 1,500-seat facility. The large, modern building
has a library, an art studio and a children’s arts and crafts workshop. The theater offers
musical and theatrical presentations. While no extended calendar is available, you can contact the box office or see a local newspaper for the current schedule.

El Serpentario – Reptile Zoo
Location: Brecha California and Avenue Nueva Reforma
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thirty-percent of the reptiles from this outdoor educational zoo are native to Baja. It also
features a cactus garden exhibiting the native Baja flora.

Todos Santos Art Galleries
Location: Todos Santos, halfway between Cabo and La Paz
Todos Santos is home to at least 11 art galleries (the town’s population is 5,000). For art
lovers, it offers the perfect opportunity for touring local artists’ work. You may want to stop
for lunch at Cafe Santa Fe or Hotel California to fuel up for viewing all of the various galleries.

Movie Theater CINEPOLIS
Location: Plaza La Paz Blvd. Forjadores next to Soriana and City Club
15 Plex with first run movies many in English with Spanish subtitles.