La Paz is the unofficial capital of Bolivia. The house of congress is here and the government resides in La Paz. The actual constitutional capital is Sucre, but even the president resides in La Paz. La Paz is an incredible example of the traditional and the modern and virtually EVERYTHING is up a hill, as the main road through the centre runs through the base of the La Paz valley. La Paz is a modern, vibrant, busy capital with sites such as the San Francisco church and plaza; the plaza Murillo where the house of congress is. It also has its downtown area, where you can find the incredible witches market and the handicraft stores of the area with a more traditional and authentic way of life on display. La Paz is also the beginning point for many tours and highlights outside of the city, such as "The world's most dangerous road"; Coroico and the entrance to the Amazon; The neighbouring city of El Alto; Lake Titicaca and the Oruro carnival, should you happen to be in the area in February. Oh and don't forget the "Cholita" wresting in the nearby El Alto…a sight not to be missed!