Cochabamba, in Yungas, is a city of approximately 900,000 residents.
Cochabamba is located approximately 470 miles (756 kilometers) southeast of Cusco and about 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of La Paz, the national capital.
The Cochabamba area boasts some bustling squares and civic places. Plaza Colon, Plaza de las Banderas and Plaza 14 de Septiembre are great choices for visitors looking for a break from shopping and sightseeing.
An iconic religious building, among the most popular of the many heritage sites in this city, is the Cochabamba Cathedral. Enjoy the atmosphere of this interesting building, understand its history and realize why it is so popular with tourists and Cochabamba locals alike.
In addition to urban parks, the area also has some larger nature reserves with beautiful surrounds and local trees, plants and birds. To tour one of the main natural parks, head to Tunari National Park.
La Cancha is the perfect place to head to if you have a passion for shopping and watching the world go by. Check out what the locals are buying and buy a few original outfits.
The Cristo de la Concordia is the perfect place to wrap up your stay in this fascinating region.