Shrimp are plentiful also, and eaten grilled, fried, or baked as in the regional specialty, filete imperial de camarones.
The winter months December—February are the coldest with temperatures dropping below 15 °C 59 °F at night, but cold mostly are from 20 to 25 °C 68 to 77 °F.
In 1781, the indigenous leader and independence activist Túpac Katari laid siege to the city for a total of six months, but was finally defeated.
Since 2004 extensive development has taken place which included a large sidewalk which offers safety for large numbers of people to walk along the coastal front of La Paz.
It consists of an area where erosion has worn away the majority of a mountain, composed primarily of clay rather than rock, leaving tall spires.
Regional sweets are represented by fruits such as guava, mango and , green papaya and fig in syrup, as well as dehydrated regional fruits such as white fig and mango.
By 20 December the ships had separated; San Lázaro, which had gone ahead, waited three days for Concepción and after no sighting of its companion vessel, Capt.
Rainfall is minimal at most times of year, although erratic downpours can bring heavy rains.