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Ancient City of Sucre, Bolivia

From series “Famous Unesco Sites in South America”
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Fans of walks along historical places certainly have to visit the ancient city of Sucre in Bolivia. Its main feature is a number of survived monuments dating back to the colonial era. Some of them were built in the early years after the city has been founded. The official date of foundation of the city is November 30, 1538. Originally it was called Chuquisaca. The place got its current name in 1825. A significant part of the historical buildings that can be seen today were built in the first half of the 17th century.

Ancient City of Sucre, Bolivia At that time, active development of silver mines was held close to the city. Many local residents have invested all their money in the construction of luxurious palaces. During that period, the most magnificent churches and monasteries were built. Their grand decoration continues to fascinate even these days. The Sucre Cathedral stands among the main attractions of the city. That's one of the largest and most imposing structures here.

One of the most unusual monuments is the building of the Supreme Court. It is surrounded by a picturesque landscaped garden with a variety of sculptures. The church of La Merced and the monastery of La Recoleta are noteworthy among the religious monuments. The prefectural Chuquisaca Department stands out of business facilities. Each historical building in the city of Sucre is a unique monument of the architecture. All of the buildings were constructed in a unique style with special architectural elements. The Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Theatre, which was built in the early 20th century, stands out among the more recent historical monuments. Next - Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

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ATM bankomat: 'Banco Los Andes ProCredit Cajero Automático Receptor Sucre Centro' located in 17 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'BIZ RENT A CAR' is located in 17 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'GASOLINERA EL GRIFO II' in 9 km
Supermarket: 'Murguia Esq. J. Mendoza' in 17 km
Apotheek: 'San Agustin Pharmacias' in 17 km
Police station: 'Policia Organismo de Tránsito' in 17 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Madrigal Resort' in 5.81 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Oruro Airport ORU - in 237 km
 »  El Trompillo Airport SRZ - in 269 km
 »  Viru Viru International Airport VVI - in 282 km
 »  El Alto International Airport LPB - in 431 km
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Best hotels near Ancient City of Sucre

Sky Hacienda Hotel

Located in 6 km from Ancient City of Sucre
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Rooms: 2
Hotel Premier

Located in 17 km from Ancient City of Sucre
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Rooms: 30
Decorated with tiled floors and pastel-coloured bedspreads, rooms at Premier Hotel are fitted with heating and minibars. All of them have private … More: photo, rates and booking
La Selenita

Located in 18 km from Ancient City of Sucre
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Rooms: 4
The cottages at La Selenita feature private bathrooms and garden views. Free Wi-Fi is provided in common areas and a full Continental breakfast with … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostal Tukos La Casa Real

Located in 66 km from Ancient City of Sucre
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Rooms: 50
The rooms in Hostal Tukos La Casa Real feature a private bathroom, LCD cable TV, and a balcony. Room service is provided. Hostal Tukos La Casa Real … More: photo, rates and booking

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