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  • museo la Recoleta
    museo la Recoleta
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  • cathedral of Sucre
    cathedral of Sucre
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  • one of the buildings in colonial style
    one of the buildings in colonial style
    by chancay

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    The law court (some info)

    by chancay Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    one of the buildings in colonial style

    Favorite thing: A constitutional, multiparty democracy with an elected president and bicameral legislature, Bolivia has separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, with an attorney general independent of all three. The traditionally strong executive, however, tends to overshadow the Congress, whose role is generally limited to debating and approving legislation initiated by the executive.

    Bolivia's nine departments received greater autonomy under the Administrative Decentralization law of 1995, although principal departmental officials are still appointed by the central government. Bolivian cities and towns are governed by elected mayors and councils. The most recent municipal elections took place in December 1999. The Popular Participation Law of April 1994, which distributes a significant portion of national revenues to municipalities for discretionary use, has enabled previously neglected communities to make striking improvements in their facilities and services.

    Source: U.S. Department of State

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    the cathedral

    by chancay Updated Feb 17, 2003

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    cathedral of Sucre

    Favorite thing: The Sucre cathedral construction started 1551 to 1561, between 1580 and 1633 other parts were added.
    The church has got three naves covered with cruzería.
    The main entrance is constructed in Baroque style of Charcas, a very special style that has never been accepeted and thatfor never imitated.

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    la ciudad blanca

    by chancay Updated Feb 17, 2003

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    the white city

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: it´s beautiful do wander through the Calle Junin observing the beautiful colonial buildings.

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    Wander aimlessly along the streets

    by darthmilmo Written Sep 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You never know what gems you will find by just walking aimlessly on the streets of downtown Sucre. The town's buildings are painted a lovely white with Spanish type roods. I came across the beautiful church of Santa Monica one day just by walking around downtown.

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    Museo de "la Recoleta"

    by chancay Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    museo la Recoleta

    Favorite thing: In the convent of La Recoleta you can visit an interesting museum with paintings of the colonial and republic times. besides there is a numismatic and a archeological collection.

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    the cathedrals bell tower

    by chancay Updated Feb 17, 2003

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    the bell tower

    Favorite thing: The bell tower is a Sucre landmark, you find statues of the 12 apostles and for patron saints of Sucre on it.

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    The University of Sucre

    by chancay Updated Feb 17, 2003

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    la universidad de Sucre

    Favorite thing: Sucre is a city with long university tradition.
    The national university, San Francisco Xavier, 1625 and specializes in law

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