A picture-postcard city and UNESCO World Heritage site, Sucre is Bolivia’s colonial gem and a world away from the bustle of La Paz!
A short flight from La Paz, the beautiful “white city” of Sucre is Bolivia’s legal capital and a colonial treasure perched at the foot of the Churuquella and Sika Sika hills. Founded in 1538 by the conquistador Pedro Anzures, the city’s historic architecture comes straight from the picture-postcard towns of Andalucia in southern Spain. From above, the city’s terracotta tiles glow red in the afternoon son while at street level white-washed colonial mansions and palaces stand amongst historic churches, bell-towers and ornately carved facades. Recognised a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991, Sucre is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia as well as a thriving university city. Best of all, at 2800m above sea-level, it is a good 500m lower than the surrounding highlands and ideal spot to relax, acclimatise and explore the museums, local markets and restaurants.
Ready to discuss your trip to Bolivia?
Speak to one of our travel specialists and we’ll create your personalised itinerary just for you.