"SUCRE, THE OTHER CAPITAL" Sucre by Petit_Prince

Sucre Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 140 photos

With the arrival to Sucre, we abandon the lowlands and begin to gain altitude. Sucre is 2800 ms. over the sea level.

Sucre was the Capital of Bolivia until La Paz took this role.

Nowadays, Sucre is where the Court of Justice is, and there are plenty of lawyer offices spread all over the town.

Sucre is also full of universities and schools. Foreign students go to Sucre to learn Quechua language.

When wandering in the town, you can see that Sucre was the capital of the country, and you can admire the colonial style in many white houses and in the curches as well. In the cathedral concretely, you can appreciate the mixture between native roots and materials and the spanish influence.

As in all the places, a visit to Sucre is not complete unless you meet locals. Good places for that are the market, and the square at the top of the city, where you have the opportunity to play table football with the pupils of the school in the very square and have a rewarding contact with them.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Feel the vestige of the colonial influence
  • Cons:So many electric cables in the streets
  • In a nutshell:Between past and present, between low and high lands.
  • Last visit to Sucre: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 22, 2004
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  • chancay's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2004 at 5:15 AM

    Que fotos mas bonitas! ;-) table football con las chiquillas, que bien!

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