Main Attractions and Sights in Sucre

Located at the center of Sucre, Plaza 25 de Mayo, which is the main square, is the heart of the city. There are a number of beautiful buildings surrounding this square. There is the Cathedral, the historic Casa de la Libertad, the office of the Prefectura (regional government) and the Alcaldía (city government).

There are a number of restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy sumptuous food or just sit back and relax.

Casa de la Libertad is a museum housed in a convent from the colonial era. The chapel here was where the Bolivian independence was declared. The museum displays a number of objects and paintings about Bolivian history, especially about its independence movement.

Museo de Charcas is a museum housed in a 17th-century mansion. Here, there are 3 mini museums dedicated to ethnography and folk collection, colonial art and modern art.

At Museo de Arte Indigena, you will love the displays here, which provide an insight into the local culture.

You can even go for a leisurely walk in Parque Bolivar. Bolivia’s Supreme Court is at the upper end of Parque Bolivar and at the lower end visit the estacion Aniceto Arce, Sucre’s former train station is currently not being used. There is a miniature reproduction of the Eiffel Tower in Parque Bolívar, which makes it lovers´ favorite hangout in the city. Templo Nuestra Señora de la Merced may fool you with its ordinary exterior but its beautiful interior is sure to enchant you.

Children will love their visit to Museo Tanga Tanga, which is an interactive children’s museum. There are sections dedicated to science and technology, music, dance, theatre, art and books.

If the thought of dinosaurs thrills you, you will love Cal Orkco.The collection of dinosaur footprints on a 70 degree wall of cement quarry is an overwhelming sight.

Outside the city

You can take a tourist bus or a private transport to see the Tarabuco market where you can buy unique styled tapestries. Tarabuco is 2 hours away from Sucre. You will love the vibrant market but it is at its best, before lunchtime. Those looking for good deals can also go to Candelaria for handicrafts, where prices are better than at Tarabuco.

Outside Sucre, Maragua crater is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The crater has unusual rock formations, formed by erosion. You can spend time inside the crater and have a really unique experience.

You can also visit Potosi, the colonial city or visit the hot but lively lowlands of Santa Cruz.

The people who want to enjoy the beauty of nature can go to Centro Ecologico in Aritumayu, which has a clean river, with waterfalls nearby.

You can go for condor-spotting treks, starting from the village of Yamparaez. Treks provide a good opportunity to understand about the local culture and ecology of the countryside.

You can also go on motorbike tours and enjoy an adventurous trip along the countryside of Sucre.

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