Sucre Travel Guide

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Sucre Highlights

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     Lovely city, lovely weather, several traditional villages nearby 

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     some luxury things you can't get here 

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     One of the best cities in Bolivia 

Sucre Things to Do

  • Learn Spanish with Fenix and help the...

    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...

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  • La Catedral - The Cathedral

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

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  • El Museo Universitario Charcas

    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 ModernoLa sección de pintura Colonial tiene maravillas y la parte de las momias es interesanteThe University of Charcas Museum , gathers a big amount and...

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  • Puchunki Puchunki

    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 hacerTodo esto y mucho más lo aprendimos en el Museo de Arte Indígena , que es un museo que enfoca la cultura de Bolivia a...

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  • Museo de - Santa Clara - Museum

    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...

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  • Monasterio de la - La Recoleta -...

    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 plazaHay 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 ....

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  • Castillo de la - Glorieta - Castle

    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 EspañolAT 5 Kms in the Potosí road is the Glorieta Castle that was...

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  • Callejear por - Sucre - strolling

    Hay quien dice que Sucre es la ciudad más bonita de América del Sur . Desde luego callejear por aquí es una gozadamany 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

    Todos los domingos se celebra en Taramuco un mercado donde viene la gente de la zona a hacer sus comprasLos 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 pagarAll Sundays they celebrate in Taramuco a market...

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  • Only for men needed

    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

    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

    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...

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Sucre Restaurants

  • Yumminess served with a smile!

    This little gem of a restaurant on the main plaza is open all day so you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, then go back after wandering around Sucre for a scrummy sarnie lunch and after your siesta partake of dinner too.There is a relaxed patio-style atmosphere with music and the delightful team working there will let you dally over your coffee as...

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  • Massive Steak

    While a little pricey, by Bolivian standards, the Joy Ride is a good place for food at any time of the day. Recommended is the massive Supersteak, 40Bs. or 4 euro. It's definitely worth "splashing out" (again in Bolivian terms)

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  • Pizza style

    In the city center round Plaza 25 de Mayo there are many restaurants and anyhow Sucre has a pleasant variety of restaurants and it is a great place to spend time lolling around cafes while observing Bolivian university life. Pizza :)

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  • Clean and Crunchy

    Perhaps the cleanest restaurant in Sucre, or in the Southern hemisphere for that matter, this second floor restaurant is the place to go after the vegetarian has tried El Germen (across the street). Serving fresh vegetable pizza, simple soups and granola, Kaypichu is sure to bring out the crunchy side of any traveler, without the worry of lingering...

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  • French Crepes and German Magazines

    A nod toward the influence of Sucre's many German expatriates, Bibliocafe has a notable atmosphere. Small and smokey, with German magazines stacked on the tables, Bibliocafe is also memorable for one dish that is neither Bolivian or German, its sweet French crepes. Chocolate crepes

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  • Don´t let them mischarge you!

    My spinach pizza was good, as was my dessert. The prices were right too. The trouble came the next day when we found out we had been undercharged and the waitressed asked for the difference. OK, but then she gave us a REALLY hard time about exchanging a book in the book exchange (este es más pequeño -- they were the same size!) Spinach pizza

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Sucre Nightlife

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    25 de Mayo Square (daylight)

    by andal13 Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Sucre has an important University; students of all over the world study there, so you will find young people everywhere; that gives to Sucre a special night life. There are a lot of bars, pubs, restaurants, around the main square (25 de Mayo); just take a seat, and while you eat a pizza, feel young again!

    Sucre tiene una Universidad muy importante; estudiantes de todas partes del mundo estudian en ella, por lo que se encuentra gente joven por todas partes; esto le da a Sucre una vida nocturna especial. Hay un montón de bares, pubs, restaurantes, en torno a la plaza principal (25 de mayo); tan sólo toma asiento, y mientras comes tu pizza, siéntete joven de nuevo!

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Sucre Transportation

  • Bolivia air travel

    Currently, August 2007, LAB airlines is not flying in Bolivia. All there flights have been suspended, but they are supposed to be up and running again "soon" (that could mean anything).TAM, the military airline is the most economical way to fly right now. One-way trips around to different destination within Bolivia run between $35-$65 US per person...

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  • Sucre/Potosí " Correcaminos "

    Para ir de Sucre a Potosí (164 Kms) lo mejor es ir con una compañía llamada "Correcaminos " que hace esta ruta Pregunta por la "mamá" Aidé y ella te lo arreglará todo . Se tardan 2h 30m y cuesta 17$ si contratas las cuatro plazas del taxi (Teléfono 6453007)También puedes contactarlos en el aeropuertoParan las veces que quieras para ver el paisaje y...

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  • Sucre to Tarapoto

    Por 15$ nos llevó un taxi a Tarabuco el domingo por la mañana al mercado , pasamos allí toda la mañana y nos volvimos a las dos de la tardeEs una forma muy cómoda de ir y además se pasa por una carretera muy espectacularCiro Taboada era el conductor 77128851 y con él hicimos también otros viajes por Sucre , quedamos contentos con él15$ was he cost...

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Sucre Local Customs

  • Tejidos - Tarabuco -Textiles

    En Tarabuco se venden tejidos hechos a mano : gorros , mantas...También es allí donde compran la lana para hacer sus tejidosIn Tarabuco they sell hand made textiles : caps , blankets...They also sell there the wool to make their knitting

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  • Mesa para la - Pachamama - Table

    Las mesas son ofrendas para la Pachamama , que cada una tiene 12 o 13 elementos entre yerbas , animales y medicinas caseras que se hierven , se baña uno con ellas y luego tira los restosSegún los elementos que se incluyan en las mesas servirán para conseguir distintas cosasThe tables are offerings to Pachamama , that each one has 12 or 13 elements...

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  • Sullu de Llama

    El Sullu o feto de llama que se utiliza para realizar ofrendas a la Pachamama, para que esta de buenos frutos en las cosechas de alimentos, para que las edificaciones sean duraderas, para curar, traer suerte, etc.En Las culturas Inca y Aymara Pachamama es la Madre TierraThe Sullu or Llama fetus is used to make offerings to the Pachamama , in order...

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Sucre Warnings and Dangers

  • Niños Trabajando!!! Children working!!!

    Siempre es duro y triste ver trabajar a los niños pequeños aunque sea en trabajos sencillos , como el de empujar el cochecito de otro niño para ganarse muy pocos bolivianosAlways is hard and sad to see the children working even in a simple work as to push the little car of another boy to earn very few bolivianos

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  • "Multaso"

    Si no quieres que te pongan un "multaso" no hagas "eso"If you do not want to be fined , do not do "that"

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Sucre Off The Beaten Path

  • Meet locals by playing table football...

    From the square, at the top of Sucre, you have a nice view on the town. But you can also play table football with the pupils of the school which is right on the square. They will be happy if you invite them and they can save some bolivianos. They will be happy to speak with you as well, and you may take some nice picture. A rewarding experience,...

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  • Indepence day

    The celebration took part the whole day. We realized that this 6th of August is the national independence day but there are several other dates celebrated in different cities, as e.g in La Paz the 16th of July, and in small towns throughout the country, you will find colorful indigenous festivals on or near the summer solstice (June 21).

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  • dia de independecia (a bit of history)

    Bolivia inherited ambitions and extensive territorial claims that proved disastrous, leading to warfare and defeat. At the time of independence it had a seacoast, a portion of the Amazon basin, and claims to most of the Chaco; in little more than a century all these were lost. The strife-ridden internal history of Bolivia began when the first...

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  • Museo de "la Recoleta"

    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 law court (some info)

    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...

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  • the cathedrals bell tower

    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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