It is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and represents one of the most important and antique cities in all of Bolivia. Its importance arises as in this city began the process of liberty in Bolivia and Latin America, the revolutionary process of the Spanish colony. Sucre is also known as "The White City in America", name marked by its history and by the color of its buildings that continues today.
Sucre known as the first venue for leading scholars and scientists gathered in one of the first and most prestigious universities of America: "Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca".
The main attractions of the city are: the Glorieta Palace, Main Square (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral, the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, the Freedom House, among other architectural gems of the colony that made the city of Sucre be named "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" (in 1991 by UNESCO). It is also a highlight the Asur Textile Museum in Sucre, which is intended to reveal the dazzling beauty of textiles and Tarabuco Jalq'a, complexity and depth of ethno-cultural creative thinking that has given life, and the high technical quality of the products.
On the outskirts of the city as a tourist attraction and major archaeological site is the Cretaceous Park, located a few kilometers far from the city, it is a park showing the findings of dinosaur footprints in the quarry called Cal Ork'o , where they found perfectly preserved footprints of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, this is considered the largest sample of pre-historic footprints found worldwide.
Another tourist attraction in the city of Sucre, that is very important for their cultural value is the fair of Tarabuco every Sunday in the town of the same name, in which you can see the oldest method of barter. This culture has managed to keep their customs from Inca times, the "Pujllay", proudly wearing their clothes made with ancestral processes for fabric and clothing dye.
Other local community runs the Jatun Yampara proyect, there you will discover the daily life and the customs of this community by visiting the workshops (textiles and ceramics) and their houses. You will visit the Chicheria (native bar) where you will taste “Chicha” a sour drink made from fermented corn and the community school.
Location: South of Bolivia, Chuquisaca department, Oropeza province, area of the valleys of Bolivia.
Elevation: 2790 masl
Average temperature: 19 ° C.
How to get to Sucre from La Paz: There are public buses that only come out at night (starting at 18.30) from the bus terminal in the city of La Paz, the trip takes about 12 hours. The second option is the air, the flights depart daily with companies Amaszonas, BOA, TAM Military flight to Sucre takes 45 minutes.
How to get to Sucre from Santa Cruz: Public buses leave in the afternoon from hrs. 15:00 to 16:30 from the bus terminal in the city, with a 12 hours. There are flights toward the city of Sucre by Amaszonas, BOA and Military TAM.
Potosi is also known as "La Villa Imperial de Potosí", this city very rich in colonial history extends at the foot of the legendary mountain named Sumaj Orcko (Cerro Rico) containing what was the largest silver mine in the world, in the middle of the sixteenth century became a center of silver production, considered the most important city of all the colonies of Spain, the fame of the Cerro Rico of Potosi preceded so the city was emblazoned by emperors and kings.
In 1625 the city of Potosi had a population of 160,000, due to the immense wealth of the Cerro Rico and the intense exploitation submitted for the Spanish colony, this population was 3 times over Sevilla. In the play Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes mentions the mines of Potosi, due to the enormous fame of this city, on the other hand the indigenous population suffered inhuman exploitation, tens of thousands of Indians were subjected to the mines, this system of slavery was already common in the Inca period.
UNESCO declared the city of Potosí as Cultural Heritage of Humanity, this is the first official recognition that made this international organization in Bolivia, the city has architectural heritage represented by numerous colonial buildings like: the Cathedral, the University Tomás Frías, the Gothic style and the Mint House, built between 1757 and 1773, which preserves a colonial archives and is one of the most important civic buildings in Latin America. Another great gem is "El Monasterio de las Carmelitas Descalzas" under the patronage of St. Joseph, was founded in 1685 in the city of Potosí, since 1976 works as Santa Teresa Museum and is currently considered one of the best museums of religious art in Latin America, recognized by historians and connoisseurs.
In the city of Potosi in August, is performed the Ch'utillos festival dating back to pre-Columbian times, however from the colony this festival is celebrated in honor of St. Bartholomew, today this party is held among other activities, with a colorful traditional parade.
Location: City of southern Bolivia, capital of the department of the same name and Tomás Frías Province.
Elevation: 4070 masl
Average temperature in summer 22 ° C, in winter 7 º C
How to get from La Paz to Potosi: There are public buses that leave in the morning and evening, from the bus terminal in the city of La Paz, the trip takes about 9 hours.
How to get to Potosi from Uyuni: There are public buses that leave in the morning and evening, from the bus stop in Uyuni, the trip takes about 4 hours, the road Uyuni - Potosí is paved.
How to get from Sucre to Potosi: There are public buses that leave every hour from the bus terminal in the city of Sucre, the trip takes about 3 hours and you can choose for public or tourist transportation.
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