Sucre is the constitutional and historical capital of Bolivia. At present it is soothes of the Supreme Court of Justice and other public organisms. Known as the White City for the color of its colonial buildings. Sucre keeps much of the history of Bolivian and South American independence.
Its official name is the Illustrious and Heroic Sucre and it conserves many colonial buildings. Visitors enjoy walking through its streets, visiting the squares and museums.
Sucre has an approximate population of 300,000 inhabitants and is located in the south central part of the country, at an altitude of 2,800 meters. It also has a varied cultural and gastronomic offer.
How to get to Sucre
Sucre is in the center of Bolivia and communicated by means of buses with the main cities of the country. The Bus Terminal is 20 blocks from the center of Sucre.
Travel time by bus from Sucre to: La Paz from 14 to 16 hours / Potosí 3 hs. / Cochabamba 12 hs. / Santa Cruz 15 hs. / Tarija 15 hs.
Visit to the city of Sucre
The city of Sucre was known as Charcas, La Plata and Chuquisaca. Due to its mixture of colonial constructions and republican architecture, Sucre was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Sucre is the cradle of Bolivia’s independence, so there are many museums and historic buildings that visitors can visit.
After the struggles for independence, Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre summoned the deputies of the provinces of Upper Peru in the Main Hall of the old university and there by decree on February 9, 1825, independence was proclaimed and the Bolivar Republic.
In the building until 1898 the Congress of Bolivia operated, then the Legislative power moved to La Paz. Then the house became a museum that treasures the history of the creation of Bolivia as a nation. In its interior stands the Hall of Independence, which is the most commemorative site of the Bolivian independence. Hours: Monday to Friday 9: 00-12: 30 and 14: 30-18: 00 hs. Saturdays and Sundays: 9: 30-12: 30 pm.