la ciudad blanca
Sucre, the oficial capital of Bolivia, has got about 150.000 inhabitants and was founded 1540 with the name "La Plata". It´s called "white city" because of the numerous white limed houses. The city is part of the World heritage Site of teh UNESCO.
The most improtant buildings in colonial style are the cathedral, the Palacio Arzobispal, the Casa de la Libertad, the Palacio del Gran Poder and churches and convents as San Francisco, Recoleta, Santa Clara and Merced. it´s beautiful do wander through the Calle Junin observing the beautiful colonial buildings.
more of the "dia de independencia
Bolivia was one of the first countries in the Spanish Empire to attempt a break from Spain, but it was one of the last to succeed. The Spanish suppressed the first critical rebellion at Chuquisaca in May 1809. Fifteen years later a revolutionary army under General Antonio José de Sucre liberated Bolivia after defeating Spanish forces at the Battle of Ayacucho in Peru on December 9, 1824. Bolivia declared its independence from Spain on August 6, 1825, and took the name Bolivia in honor of South American independence leader Simón Bolívar. In 1826 a congress at Chuquisaca adopted a constitution drafted by Bolívar. It vested supreme authority in a president, who was chosen for a life term.
Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri
This is the last church built during colonial times (1795); is an amazing building, and you can climb to the roof and enjoy a magnificent sight of the "white city".
Nowadays there is a school for girls inside the building.
Esta es la última iglesia construida durante la época colonial (1795); es un edificio imponente, y se puede subir a su azotea y disfrutar de una magnífica vista de la "ciudad blanca".
Actualmente funciona en el edificio una escuela para niñas.
Sucre (2.790 m)
Sucre , la capital del departamento de Chuquisaca y capital Constitucional de Bolivia es una ciudad colonial muy tranquila y agradable , donde todos los edificios están pintados de blanco y se pueden cargar las pilas antes de ir al Salar de Uyuni
Tarabuco , que está a 64 Kms de Sucre , tiene un mercado interesantísimo por el colorido y la vestimenta de la gente , los hombres llevan unos cascos que recuerdan los de los conquistadores y ponchos multicolores
A los Tarabuqueños se les llama también "soncko mikus"Comedores de corazones ) , ya que en la batalla de Jumbate de la Guerra de la Independencia , contra los Españoles , ganaron la batalla y terminaron sacando los corazones de los realistas , chapetones verdes ( por el color de su uniforme ) y bebiendo su sangre
Sucre , The Chuquisaca department capital and Bolivia Constitutional Capital , is a quite city , very nice , where all buildings are painted in white and there you may load your "batteries" before going to the Salar de Uyuni
Tarabuco , that is 64 Kms from Sucre , has a very interesting market for the colour and dressing of the people , men wear a kind of helmet similar to the one used by the conquers and multicoloured ponchos
Tarabuqueños are called also "soncko mikus" , as in the Jumbate battle of the Independance war , against the Spaniards , they won the battle and they finished removing the heart of the "realistas" , green jackets ( due to their uniform colour ) and drinking their blood
Sucre, white coty and textiles
Sucre is the judicial capital of Bolivia. It is a very clean town, but I did not find that there was much of great interest (some people love it and stay months!). The textile museum in Sucre is a privately run initiative to support the weaving industry in the surrounding villages. The quality of the textiles is amazing and the motifs are very different depending on the origen.
The weavings are now becoming very well known as works of art and the most complcated ones can be sold for up to $1000!