Sucre

The white city

Between green mountains lies the white city of Sucre - one of the most beautiful in Bolivia which was declared as a World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1991. Around the Plaza Mayor and underneath the blue sky shines its white painted colonial houses and colonial, religious and republican buildings. Thanks to its altitude of 2,710 meters above sea level, the climate is spring like all year around. The Cathedral on the main square, the big obelisk and the theatre Gran Mariscal with its great facade on the Plaza de la Libertad, and the monastery of San Felipe de Neri, are just few of the architectural highlights of historic centre.
Sucre because of its size is a really tranquil and relaxed city and tourist will be welcomed by a peaceful atmosphere. Sucre was declared as the capital of the new republic of Bolivia in 1825. But after the civil war in 1899 the seat of the government moved to La Paz and Sucre lost its status as the political centre. However, this hasn´t changed that Sucre still keeps the title of being the official and constitutional capital of Bolivia.
The sights of the surrounding of Sucre include: Cal Orcko, the place where the biggest cuantity of dinosaur footprints were found on earth! And Tarabuco, a small authentic village with the famous sunday market where tipical dressed people from the surrounding village come for shopping.

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