-Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz:
it is an excellent sample of missionary architecture in California. It was built by the Dominicans in 1861 and presents features of neoclassical style. Its main façade is made of quarry stone and it has two big belfries, whilst its doorway shows Toscana columns, a half point arch and the sculpture of an angel topping the artwork.
It keeps paintings from the XVIII century on the inside that belonged to the missions founded by the Jesuit priests.
The Cathedral is located on the crossing of 5 de Mayo and Aquiles Serdán Streets. It can be visited everyday from 8:00 hours to 10:00 in the morning.
-Library of the Californias:
it holds a valuable bibliographical collection that bears testimony of the history of the California Peninsula, being a forceful destination for investigators and scholars. Besides, the beautiful paintings and pictures on its walls depict the evolution of the state.
The seat of the library is an exact replica of the old government house of the city, from the XIX century. This building also houses the Cultural Centre of La Paz, where different activities take place.
The library can be visited Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 hours till 16:00 hours. It is located on 5 de Mayo Street, unnumbered.
-Regional Museum of Anthropology and History:
valuable archaeological and ethnographic objects and 1200 samples related to the peninsula's geological evolution are on display in its modern rooms.
You can appreciate fossil remains, rocks with inscriptions, photographs of the rock paintings, books about the missions and regional craftsmanship whilst touring this museum, inaugurated in 1981. It also offers details regarding the extraction of gold and pearls.
There is an ethno botanic garden and an area with information concerning the Mesoamerican cultures in the seat of the museum. It is located at the Cultural Unit of Agora, between Altamirano and 5 de Mayo Streets.
-Communitarian Museum of the Grey Whale:
the most precious treasure on exhibition in its rooms is a complete skeleton of a grey whale. The fantastic bone remains are admired by visitors eager to better know these monumental marine mammals.
One can learn about the evolution of the cetaceous in this museum whose seat is a modern building, which has a geodesic dome 12 metres long and 6 metres high. Another one of its objectives is that visitors fully understand the importance of protecting this species.
It is located on the esplanade of the city's theatre, on Navarro Street.
more than 100 reptile specimens, especially those having their habitat in the region, are on exhibition in this place, located on Brecha California Street, unnumbered, on the outskirts of the City of La Paz.
On this approach to the reptilian world you will be able to appreciate crocodiles, turtles, lizards, iguanas, tarantulas, scorpions and even centipedes; although, what is more important, visitors will understand the importance of these species in nature and will enjoy their exotic beauty.
The serpent house has colourful gardens and a large pit where one can touch the aquatic turtles.