Sucre

Dating back to 1538, Sucre which is a UNESCO designated city, is a colonial masterpiece with a wealth of religious architecture, much of which is traditionally whitewashed every year, hence its nickname ‘The White City’.

Why visit Sucre ?

• Sit in the city’s shady Plaza 25 de Mayo and watch the world go by
• Soak up the atmosphere in the cafes in this vibrant university town
• Wander around some of the Spanish empire’s finest architecture
• Walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs with preserved tracks of several species
• Go bargain hunting at the lively & colourful Sunday market in Tarabuco

The 17th Century cathedral and a number of beautiful churches house a wide variety of important artworks and other treasures, and the Museo Textil-Etnografico is highly recommended for explanations of local indigenous groups and their distinctive textiles. With two important universities and a charming feel of isolation and self-importance Sucre is a gem.

One of the most interesting trips around Sucre is a visit to the village of Tarabuco, 64km southeast. This village is famous for its very colourful Sunday market, to which local people come from miles around to sell and trade their wares. You can see the local people still wearing their traditional colourful dress with conquistador-style helmets and multi-coloured ponchos.

LOCATION

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Visa

No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 4 Hours

Flight Time

14.5 hours with one stop

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