Sucre Things to Do

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    Learn Spanish with Fenix and help the needy

    by digbydisaster Updated Sep 30, 2011
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    I can highly recommend a great not-for profit spanish school in Sucre called Fenix. All the money you give goes towards helping amazing causes. I've been there for a month so far and want to stay much longer. It is now in it's third year and has loads of energy, a great ambiance and some really lovely teachers. They focus on conversational spanish and making the lessons fun. We feel like family, all the teachers are amazing and super friendly, we always feel at home. There are plenty of activities like cooking classes, dance classes and Wolleyball games, and volunteering to get involved in and lots of fun to be had after studying hard in your lessons! The volunteering is amazing, there are so many people here that need help, and Fenix is involved with helping the elderly, orphans and disabled so there is something that everyone can get involved in.

    You can either do one to one classes or group classes at the hostel I'm staying there's about 10 of us at the school and we all love our lessons and the teachers. I really can't recommend it highly enough. I urge everyone to check them out, they are by far the best school we have had (we have been travelling in SA for over a year now).

    It costs 40 Bs an hour which is about US$6 or 60Bs if there are two of you, so is very very cheap and funds English lesson for under priveleged adults and kids.

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    La Catedral - The Cathedral

    by elpariente Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    La catedral está en la plaza y se puede ver su torre desde todo Sucre
    Destaca en su interior La Virgen de Guadalupe , llena de joyas y la Circuncisión del Niño Jesús
    The Cathedral is in the main square and its tower may be seen from all Sucre
    You must see the Virgen de guadalupe , full of jewels and Jesus Child Circumcision

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    El Museo Universitario Charcas

    by elpariente Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    El Museo Universitario Charcas, reune gran cantidad y variedad de objetos clasificados en tres sectores: Arte Colonial, Antropología, Arqueología, Etnografía y Folklore y la galería de Arte Moderno
    La sección de pintura Colonial tiene maravillas y la parte de las momias es interesante
    The University of Charcas Museum , gathers a big amount and variety of objects classified in three sectors : Colonial Art ; Anthropology , Archeology , Ethnography and Folklore and the Modern Art Gallery
    The Colonial painting area has marvellous pieces and the mummies part is very interesting

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    Puchunki Puchunki

    by elpariente Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    Antes de empezar un trabajo las tejedoras decían , golpeando con unas piedras redondas las madejas que iban a utilizar : "Puchunki Puchunki" que quiere decir "Haz sobrar" para que les alcanzara el hilo en el trabajo que iban a hacer
    Todo esto y mucho más lo aprendimos en el Museo de Arte Indígena , que es un museo que enfoca la cultura de Bolivia a través de sus textiles y como dice ASUR " es un homenaje a esas mujeres -y ahora también hombres- indígenas, artistas-artesanos (y no sólo jalq'as y tarabucos), que han conservado y desarrollado hasta nuestros días una cultura original y propia, cuyas raíces se pierden en la profundidad de los tiempos precolombinos "
    Muy interesante!!!
    Before starting a work the weavers said , knocking with round stones the wool hanks that they were using :"Puchunki Puchunki" that means "Make last"in order that they have enough thread in the work they were starting
    This and many more things we learnt in the Museo de Atre Indígena , that is a museum that focus the Bolivian culture by their textiles and as ASUR says " It is an tribute to those women - and now also men - indigenous artists and artisans ( and not only Jalqäs and Tarabucos ) that have conserved and developed up to nowadays an original and own culture , whose roots are lost in the depth of the precolombin days
    Very interesting

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    Museo de - Santa Clara - Museum

    by elpariente Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    Está junto al Convento de Santa Clara y tiene bonitas esculturas , libros , piezas de plata y pinturas Chuquisaqueñas con sus "brocateados y estofados "
    Además se puede visitar la capilla en la que destacan el púlpito y uno de los primeros órganos que hubo en América
    Es muy bonita la vista que hay de la capilla vista desde la celosía que hay en el coro
    La guía que nos lo enseñó ( una voluntaria ) fue muy buena
    It is near the Santa Clara Convent and it has nice sculptures , books , silver pieces and Chuquisaqueña paintings with their "brocateados y estofados "
    Besides you may visit the chapel where stand out the pulpit and one of the first organs of America
    It is is very nice the view of the chapel from the "celosía"( small window) in the choir
    The guide who showed us he museum ( a volunteer ) was really good

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    Monasterio de la - La Recoleta - Monastery

    by elpariente Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    El convento de San Francisco , fundado en 1601 , está en la parte alta de De Sucre y tiene unas vistas magníficas de toda la ciudad desde la plaza
    Hay que ver la capilla que tiene un coro tallado de madera sobre la nave , el Museo de la Recoleta que es interesante pues tiene pinturas y recuerdos de la evangelización Franciscana en América del Sur . Además hay que visitar los bonitos claustros y jardines
    En el jardín tienen un cedro de más de 1000 años , que si dan tres vueltas a su alrededor las parejas en un sentido determinado , se supone que se van a casar ese año
    The San Francisco Convent , founded on 1601 , it is in the highest part of Sucre and there are beautifull views from the square
    You must see the chapel that has intricated choirstalls above the nave , the Recoleta Museum that is interesting as it have paintings and memories of the Franciscan religious adventures in South America . Besides you must visit the cloisters and the garden
    In the garden there is a cedar with more than one thousand years , that if the couples walk around it three times in a sense , it is supposed that they will be maried on the same year

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    Castillo de la - Glorieta - Castle

    by elpariente Written Mar 10, 2007

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    A 5Kms en dirección Potosí está el Castillo de la Glorieta que edificó en el siglo XIX Don Francisco de Agandoña . Su esposa que la llamaban "La princesa de la Glorieta " fue famosa por el apoyo que daba a los niños huérfanos de la zona
    lo están reconstruyendo con ayuda del INEM Español
    AT 5 Kms in the Potosí road is the Glorieta Castle that was built on the XIX century by Don Francisco de Agandoña . His wife that it was called the "Glorieta Pricess" was famous for the support that she gave to the local orphans

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    Callejear por - Sucre - strolling

    by elpariente Updated Mar 10, 2007

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    Hay quien dice que Sucre es la ciudad más bonita de América del Sur . Desde luego callejear por aquí es una gozada
    many people says that Sucre is the nicest town in South América .of course to stroll here is really nice

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    Mercado de - Tarabuco - Market

    by elpariente Updated Mar 10, 2007

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    Todos los domingos se celebra en Taramuco un mercado donde viene la gente de la zona a hacer sus compras
    Los tejidos es uno de los temas fuertes de esta zona , pero también venden frutas , verduras , alimentos...
    No son muy amigables y las fotos son difíciles de hacer a no ser que estés dispuesto a pagar
    All Sundays they celebrate in Taramuco a market where the neighbouring ares people come for shopping
    Textiles are the main subject of the market , but they also sell fruits , vegetables , food ...
    They are not very friendly and the photos are not easy to do , unless if you are ready to pay

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    Only for men needed

    by Glorija Written Nov 4, 2005
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    If you need to shave just pick a place and I am sure you will be satisfied. Cheap and lot of fun. "Our" lady who shaved Saso was so welcoming we wanted to chat for a while what normaly did not happened - and why wanted to chat? Cose our spanish was so bad only basic communication was possible :)

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    Dinosaur tracks on the wall

    by Glorija Written Nov 4, 2005

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    The just a couple of miles from the center of Sucre lies the world`s largest paleontological site. Around 5000 impressions of dinosaur footprints from 320 different animals. This site was discovered in 1994.

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    Important Buildings

    by andal13 Updated Jul 6, 2004

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    Santa Monica's Church

    There are some important buildings to visit in Sucre: the University Museum of colonial painting, archaeology and anthropology (the ancient Inquisition Office); the Cathedral; San Francisco's Church; Oratorio San Felipe de Neri; the University.
    The picture shows Santa Monica's Church.

    Hay varios edificios importantes para visitar en Sucre : el Museo Universitario de pintura colonial, arqueología y antropología (la antigua oficina de la Inquisición), la Catedral, la Iglesia de San Francisco, el Oratorio San Felipe de Neri, la Universidad.
    La foto muestra la iglesia de Santa Mónica.

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    Bolivar Park

    by andal13 Written Jul 6, 2004

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    Triumphal Arch

    Bolivar Park is a nice park situated in the middle of the city, where you can rest after a long walk along the city; many students go there to read under the trees, and when the sun goes down, many couples go there for some romantic chat...
    This park has some curious structures: a Triumphal Arch and an Eiffel Tower!

    El Parque Bolívar es un hermoso parque situado en medio de la ciudad, en donde descansar luego de una larga caminata por la ciudad; muchos estudiantes se dirigen allí para leer bajo los árboles, y cuando el sol se pone, muchas parejas van para tener alguna charla romántica...
    Este parque tiene un par de estructuras curiosas: un Arco de Triunfo y una Torre Eiffel!

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    Recoleta

    by andal13 Updated Jul 6, 2004

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    Esplanade at Recoleta

    The franciscans built a monastery in 1601, on the top of a hill, where there was a spring. There is an interesting museum inside the monastery, altough some paintings need a restoration. Some of the paintings and other works of art were made by natives.

    Los francicanos construyeron un monasterio en 1601 en la cima de un cerro, en el cual había una fuente. Hay un interesante museo dentro del monasterio, aunque algunas de las pinturas necesitan una restauración. Algunas de las obras de arte fueron realizadas por nativos.

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    Belvedere

    by andal13 Written Jul 6, 2004

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    Belvedere at Recoleta

    In front of the Franciscan Monastery, there is an impressive belvedere, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city.

    Frente al Monasterio franciscano hay un imponente mirador, desde donde se puede disfrutar una magnífica vista de la ciudad.

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