Sucre (map) is a city in Chuquisaca department, Bolivia. Located 2,750 m (9,022 ft) above sea level, it has a population of 225,000 people (2011 estimate).
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Castillo del Principado de La Glorieta, Sucre
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More on SucreSucre was founded in 1538 and was originally called Ciudad de la Plata de la Nueva Toledo. At that time, it was part of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The old city was designed in a grid pattern in keeping with cities in the Andalusian region of Spain. Sucre became the seat of the Roman Catholic church in Bolivia, and has a high proportion of monks and nuns within its population.
Today the historic center of Sucre holds many houses and buildings from the colonial era. These have been well preserved, enabling the city to be recognized as a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1991, under the title of Historic City of Sucre.
Basilica de San Francisco, Sucre
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Due partly to the UNESCO recognition, Sucre has become a popular tourist destination. Perhaps the most colorful time to visit Sucre is in March, when the city nstages the Pujllay Festival. This is a time when tourists get to see the natives dressed in their indigenous costumes, as they come out to celebrate the festival.
Visiting SucreThere aren't any flights to Sucre since the national carrier went out of operation. So the most practical way to reach Sucre presently is to take a bus. There are buses from all major cities in Bolivia.
Vegetables at the market in Sucre
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Sights & Attractions in Sucre
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