Simón I. Patiño Foundation

Espacio Simón I. Patiño

La Paz, Bolivia

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Espacio Simón I. Patiño

esq. Belisario Salinas
N° 2503 Casilla 3289
La Paz
Tel. :+591-2-2410329
Fax :+591-2- 2413530 int. 237

Since its foundation in 1984, the Espacio Simón I. Patiño has organised over 1,800 cultural and training activities, engaging a wide cross-section of Bolivian society

The Espacio Simón I. Patiño develops and implements cultural activities and educational projects. The scope of its cultural and educational activities is supported by the following facilities:

  • Our Educational Action Centre (CAP) complements the Bolivian educational system. The CAP organises a number of training courses for primary and secondary school teachers, enabling them to help pupils learn through activities designed to improve reading comprehension and stimulate creativity.
  • The Documentation Centre for Latin American Arts and Literature (CEDOAL) houses a public library of around 23,000 works of Latin American literature.
  • A Bolivian Music Archive (C-Musical) offers researchers and the general public access to historic music recordings and related information.
  • We have the Comic Strip and Animated Film Centre (Centro del Cómic C+C).
  • We organise the Patiño Foundation’s annual participation in the La Paz International Book Fair (Feria Internacional del Libro), as well as many others.

For more information please visit:

Contact us:

Espacio Simón I. Patiño
Av.Ecuador, esq. Belisario Salinas N° 2503 Casilla 3289
La Paz – Bolivia
Tél.: +591-2-2410329, Fax: +591-2- 2413530 int. 237

Documentation Centre for Latin American Arts and Literatures (CEDOAL)
Piso 1 del Edificio Guayaquil, Av. Ecuador, esq. Belisario Salinas N° 2503, Casilla 3289
La Paz – Bolivia
Tél. : +591-2-2410329 int. 227

Comic Strip Centre (Centro del Cómic – C+C)
Planta baja Edificio Guayaquil, Av. Ecuador, esq. Belisario Salinas N° 2503, Casilla 3289 
La Paz – Bolivia
Tél. : +591-2-2410329 int. 223

Our Centres

The Patiño Foundation carries out a range of cultural, educational and literary activities at its facility in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city.

In order to address the needs of the rural population that has moved to El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city, our Foundation has built a nutrition Centre there that helps over 220 children each year.


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s fastest-growing city and largest economic centre. It is home to many petrochemical and agricultural companies. As the city is located in the country’s tropical lowlands, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating the local population and farmers to work with the area’s fragile environment. In addition, we provide a hugely-popular programme of cultural and educational activities.



The Foundation’s administrative headquarters has been situated in Geneva since 1958. All our student scholarships are administered from here, as are our wider activities across Bolivia. Throughout the year, we host a series of cultural events in Geneva, aimed at promoting youth talent in Switzerland.