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Santa Cruz de la Sierra Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 76 photos

After several days traveling with my friends in Bolivia, we had to go back to Montevideo; there was no direct flight, so we had to spend less than one day in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Of course, you will not find in this page a lot of information about this city, just few impressions.
When I thought of Bolivia, I imagined the Altiplano ("Tableland"), the Andes, the Aimara's culture, the Titicaca Lake, the ruins of Tiwanaku. Santa Cruz de la Sierra has nothing in common with these things; it is situated at Los Llanos ("The Flats"), a fertile region. The city was founded by Spaniard conquerors in 1560, at a different place, and in 1595 the city was "moved" to its present location. It is an important commercial centre, and the most modern city in Bolivia.
The weather is hot and damp... If you remain standing for a while, some ferns will grow up on you!!!!!


Después de varios días viajando con mis amigas por Bolivia, teníamos que regresar a Montevideo; no había vuelo directo, por lo que tuvimos que pasar menos de un día en Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Por supuesto, no encontrarás en esta página un montón de información sobre esta ciudad, sino sólo unas pocas impresiones.
Cuando pienso en Bolivia, imagino el Altiplano, los Andes, la cultura aimara, el lago Titicaca, las ruinas de Tiwanaku. Santa Cruz de la Sierra no tiene nada en común con esto; está situada en Los Llanos , una fértil región. La ciudad fue fundada por los conquistadores españoles en 1560, eb un lugar diferente, y en 1595 la ciudad fue "mudada" hacia su actual ubicación. Es un importante centro comercial, y la ciudad más moderna de Bolivia.
El clima es cálido y húmedo... Si te quedas parado por un rato , crecerán helechos sobre ti!!!!

  • Last visit to Santa Cruz de la Sierra: Apr 2000
  • Intro Updated Jul 25, 2003
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 7:12 AM

    Tienes unas páginas muy "trabajadas" y con muy buenas fotos

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 8:46 AM

    a completely different part of Bolivia

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 8:05 AM

    You seem to have covered a lot of ground in your short stay here! Very interesting public phone booths!

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2003 at 1:25 PM

    Hey Andrea... I have Barry White lyrics going through my mind today...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2003 at 10:18 PM

    wow, these public phones are realy great ...People move on, so do City's, but Santa Cruz has always been green....lovely Ara's.great page and great pics, thanx Andrea

  • Jul 12, 2003 at 9:01 PM

    I have got to use one of those phones! I can't imagine what it would be like to talk into a bird! So cool! Awesome page :-D

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2003 at 10:50 PM

    Those have to be the coolest phone booths that I've ever seen! Very nice page!

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2003 at 10:50 PM

    who would have thought ? irish pubs and sloths in the trees above you... interesting page andrea...

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2003 at 10:30 PM

    I adore your photos of the birds! Thanks for sharing!

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2003 at 8:50 PM

    Ok. Coincidence, no more than coincindence. Me retrakto con mi camara kodak.

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