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Sucre

Sucre is a city in south Bolivia, located in a high mountain valley more than 8,500 ft. above sea level, making the city a site of vast natural beauty. Sucre is the constitutional and legal capital of Bolivia, where the Supreme Court congregates. Is one of the oldest cities in South America, and it's considered as the most sophisticated and beautiful city in Bolivia because of its fine combination of colonial architecture and modern facilities. The city is also home to Quechua-speaking communities, whom inhabit the inner lands of the city. They still live in their natural environment wearing traditional clothes, not only as a sign of reverence for their own identity, but also as a way of letting others know where they come from. Sucre is also well-connected to the surrounding communities, and much of its daily activity depends on the constant influx of people coming to and from the Bolivian Altiplano to earn a living in the city.
Sightseeing around the city requires slowing down the pace and predisposing oneself in the right mood to get in contact with the glory of past times. The Cathedral is a complex and elaborate colonial religious building. Together with it, a series of small churches and chapels are worthy of admiration too. Beyond the city limits, Palacio de la Glorieta is a castle-like building displaying a fanciful mix of architectural styles, today it houses a military school. 10 km (almost 8 miles) near the city, The Dinosaur Marks is a natural area with dinosaur footprints, prehistoric plants and animal fossils. Tarabuco, is a tiny town, that holds tight to its costumes and outfits. It also has The Sunday Market where a genuine breeze of Bolivian life can be breathed.

Highlights 
It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Discover the exciting history of colonial Bolivia in the streets of Sucre.
Enjoy the colorful culture and cuisine that the city offers.
Embark on a journey through time and discover the footprints of dinosaurs in Cal Orck'o.
Transport 
North of the city is the airport Azurduy Juana de Padilla, with regular services to La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The bus terminal is located on Avenue Ostria Gutierrez scheduled domestic services and departments.
The best of the city 

Casa de la Libertad: (House of Freedom): Constructed in 1621, it was in this building where Simón Bolivar founded the republic. La Casa de la Libertad also houses the Bolivian Declaration of Independence.

The church of San Francisco: This Renaissance-style convent was built in 1540 and boasts a beautifully decorated interior. Other wonderful examples of colonial architecture include the Church and Convent of Santa Teresa (1665), Church of Santa Clara (1639), Church of Santo Domingo (1580), Church of San Sebastián (1539), Church of San Agustín (1564-1570), Church of Santa Mónica (1612) and many more.

Metropolitan Cathedral: Built between 1559 and 1712, the cathedral has the "Museo Catedraliceo" which is the first and most important religious museum of the country. The "Pinacoteca" has a vast collection of paintings by Colonial and Republican masters and also by Europeans such as Bitti, Fourchaudt and Van Dyck. The Cathedral contains a vast amount of jewelry made of gold, silver and gemstones.

Historic centre: Its network of squares, gardens and parks that give harmony to the whole great city make it one of the main attractions of the country. It is one of the best preserved cities in Spanish architecture in America, with cobblestone streets, fountains carved in granite, old churches, houses roofed with clay tiles with lime and sprinkled with white walls, colonial design features. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Cal Orck'o: Located approximately 20 minutes from Sucre is one of Bolivia's most interesting points of interest: dinosaur tracks! The fossilized footprints are believed to date back some 68 million years and are definitely worth checking out!

Cementerio General de Sucre: Is considered one of the largest cemeteries in Bolivia. It is a cemetery of monumental character, given by urban and artistic quality of the different architectural works. In the year 1777 began construction of the cemetery, being changed in the nineteenth century to a neoclassical style.

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Climate 
Sucre is located south of Bolivia, has an average temperature of 19 ° C and a warm and dry climate typical of the valleys.
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