The tallest cities in the world

Wenzhuan (China), located at 5,000 meters of altitude, on the Qinghai-Tibet road, according to the Guinness Book of Records , this city is considered the highest in the world.

Cerro de Pasco (Peru), at 4,338 meters , in the Central Andes plateau and 295 kilometers from the capital, Lima , is this high Andean city. The Huayllay Stone Forest National Sanctuary, known for its mysterious rock formations caused by the action of wind and water, is just a few kilometers away.

Potosí (Bolivia), 4,090 meters . On the Sumaq Orqo mountain (Cerro Rico), owner of the largest silver mine in the world, this Bolivian city extends.

Oruro (Bolivia), at 3,706 meters and capital of the Department of Oruro. City dedicated to mining since its founding as such. Among its population, in addition to descendants of former Spanish miners, there are Creoles, blacks and indigenous people of the Uru, Quechua and Aymara ethnic groups. Curiously, the carnival that takes place in this city was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, due to its great cultural and religious value.

La Paz (Bolivia), at 3,650 meters , is the capital and seat of the country’s government. Its population, according to the census carried out in 2001, was 1,552,156 inhabitants.

Lhasa (China), at 3,650 meters . It is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region and the traditional capital of Tibet . According to ancient Tibetan documents and inscriptions found, the name of Lhasa (place of the gods), had actually been Rasa (place of goat) until the 7th century.

Cuzco (Peru), 3,399 meters . It is located in the southern highlands of the country and has a population of 300,000 inhabitants. It represents the largest tourist destination in Peru, with an annual influx of one million visitors. Historically known for being the capital of the Inca empire, in 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site .