Bolivia has six UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the eastern department of Santa Cruz are the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, the Inca site El Fuerte in Samaipata and the Jesuit missions of the Chiquitos. Near the capital is Tiwanaku, an archaeological site with the remains of a pre-Inca city. Finally, there are Sucre and Potosí, two cities founded by the Spaniards in the 16th century.
Bolivia also has the world’s largest salt desert, the Salar de Uyuni, part of Lake Titicaca with the Isla del Sol, and is in the middle of the Andes – with peaks of over 6,000 metres.