INFORMATION OF SUCRE
SUCRE, THE WHITE CITY
Sucre is the historical and constitutional capital of Bolivia, in addition to being the seat of the Judicial Power of the country. Equally it is capital of the department of Chuquisaca. Sucre summarizes the history of colonial Bolivia, from its earliest origins.
The colonial urbanism and republican architecture that characterize Sucre are worth the title of "Cultural Heritage of Humanity", granted in 1991 by UNESCO. It is the second city in Bolivia that receives this distinction after Potosí (1987).
The climate of Sucre is characterized by being temperate, neither very cold nor very hot. It has about 300,000 inhabitants.
Besides being one of the most important historical references of Bolivia, it stands out for its gastronomy.
It shows the origins, techniques and art of the precious metals and stones of Bolivia.
House of Liberty
It is an old university building of the Jesuits, because in it graduated as doctors of Charcas the main protagonists of the revolutions of Chuquisaca, La Paz, Quito, Buenos Aires and of the Upper Peru (Charcas).
In its Great Hall the meeting of deputies of the five provinces altoperuanas summoned by the Marshal Sucre met, from July of 1825. From then until 1898, in that magnificent enclosure the Bolivian Congress met and sanctioned the first Constitution of Bolivia, drafted by the Liberator Bolivar.
Since it ceased to be the seat of the Legislative Branch, this tricentennial building became a repository of historical relics, portraits of characters that forged Bolivian history, collections of unpublished documents, collections of brochures and thousands of maps and plans , some with more than four centuries of antiquity.
The building itself is undoubtedly the largest civic-religious monument of the Nation. It constitutes a virreinal architectural jewel and at the same time the most important historical relic because in its enclosure was forged the national independence, was born and baptized the Bolivian Republic now converted into Plurinational State.
25th of May Square
It has a great urban importance for the organization of the city, where the most important governmental, religious and civil estates are arranged around it, defining itself as central axis of growth of the city. It is the heart of sucrense life.
Oratory of San Felipe de Neri
XVII century building that expresses the ostentatious power of the Catholic Church in the flourishing American society. From its terraces, amid its domed roofs with colonial-style tiles and its towers and bell towers built with silver ornaments from the Potosi mines, one can appreciate the imposing panorama of the city of numerous churches, built one in almost every block during the colony.
It is the visit to the cloister where it is still inhabited by Franciscans, visit the three courtyards that owns the museum: Old paintings of the sixteenth century, clothes and articles of the Jesuits. The Panoramic White City and the great tree of 1500 years of life are some of the main attractions of this place.
A few minutes away from the city of Sucre, lies the largest expanse of dinosaur footprints in the world.
Other sites of interest are the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Convent of Santa Clara and the Dancing Waters of the Bolivar Park.