Sucre: A beautiful historical city packed with amazing attractions

Posted in South America | May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Exploring a historical site full of amazing and breathtaking attractions is the dream of many people on the earth. However, it matters whether those people makes this dream a reality or continues to let it be as a dream. The historical city of Sucre, which is in Bolivia, South America, is not less than a dream. Its fascinating attractions and the sights simply makes an astounding comeback from the past to the modern era.

Being a constitutional capital of Bolivia, the city of Sucre is of utmost importance. The city is located at a height of 2750 metres and its lower altitude offer the city a warm temperate climate throughout the year. Visiting the old town of Sucre means visiting the history with new realm and flavor of uniqueness. Sucre was founded on 30 November 1538 by Pedro Anzures and Marques de Campo Redondo under the name ciudad de la Plata de la Nueva Toledo. With its amazing and long history, the city is known also as the City of Four Names that is La Plata, Charcas, Ciudad Blanca (White City), and Sucre.

The city was later on 13 December 1991 declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical importance as well as due to its wealth of colonial architecture. After the independence of Bolivia, which was among the last South American countries that gained its independence in the year 1825, Sucre became its first capital. Since then, the city and the country have witnessed rapid growth and became one of the fascinating tourist destinations in the world. The old wealth and power is still reviving in the city, making it even more conservative.

While visiting the city, you should first head towards the Cal Orkco, which is a collection of dinosaur footprints and could be found raising the pride of a 70-degree wall of a cement quarry. This spot once used to be a lake floor that has become one of the major attractions of the city. To visit this site, you need to take a Dino Truck from the corner of Plaza 25 de Mayo at 9.30AM, 12.00AM, or else at 2.30PM. The guided visit will no doubt make you crazy to see and explore more about the millions of years ago history. The tour will be of nearly 2 hours and will cost 30 Bs. Besides this, you can also visit the famous Casa de la Libertad, which is a museum that housed in a well restored as well as maintained convent dating from the colonial era.

The Casa de la Libertad offers amazing history of Bolivia with the glimpses of plenty of paintings as well as objects dating from that period. The Museo Textil Etnografico ASUR is again must see site where you can experience the regional textiles and their works. Once you have finished exploring these three sites, no wonder the city offers many breathtaking attractions. Just head to the Plaza 25 de Mayo and you will found yourself between the surrounded Cathedral, the town hall, the office of Prefecture, the historic Case de la Libertad, and loot of restaurants as well as bars.

There is no chance to escape out of all the amazing attractions in Sucre; they are that fascinating. Well, the city is a well-known place to learn the Spanish language. So do not miss the opportunity to learn and enjoy few special moments with the locals in the city of Sucre. Each and every structure and building of Sucre tells the story of its existence, with wonderfully applies colors that blends old with the new. To explore the churches and museums, head to the calle Dalence, grau or else to the Calvo. In fact, you can simply take a leisure walk in Parque Bolivar, which is the favorite lovers’ hangout in the city.

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