Top To See In and Around Sucre

Casa de la Libertad

One of the most historically significant buildings in Bolivia is Sucre’s Casa de la Libertad where, in 1825, the republic was created with the signing of the Bolivian declaration of independence. Originally a Jesuit chapel, today Casa de la Libertad is a fascinating museum dedicated to one of the most important times in Bolivia’s history.

Parque Cretácico

Sucre is the ultimate place to see a dinosaur skeleton, being home to a cliff with 5055 fossilized dinosaur footprints from about 15 species of dinosaurs.

Trek to Maragua Crater

A wonderful way to discover Sucre’s beautiful and diverse countryside is to do a 2-day trek from Sucre to the Maragua Crater. During the trek, you will see some breathtaking Bolivian scenery, learn about the local flora and fauna, get up close to dinosaur footprints and share the customs and traditions of a local Quechuan family.

Hike Or Climb Sica-Sica

Sica-Sica offers panoramic views over the city, and climbing it is about a 2hr round trip from the centre of town, making it a great way to spend a sunny morning (or afternoon).

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Witches’ Market

For those searching for wealth or looking to exact revenge on a cheating partner, La Paz’s Witches Market is the place to go for a variety of potions, spells and spiritual advice. Taking up only a small section of La Paz’s lively tourist area, this is the part of the city where ancient Aymaran beliefs are still practised.

Lomas de Arena

Lomas de Arena features 3000 hectares of soaring dunes, perfect for sandboarding. The protected park also provides nature lovers with great opportunities for wildlife watching.

Sagarnaga Street (Calle Sagarnaga)

One of La Paz’s most popular streets is Calle Sagarnaga, an area dedicated to all things touristy. This bustling strip, located just south of San Francisco Church, is lined with hostels, tour agencies, cafes and souvenir stalls.

Buena Vista

Buena Vista is a lovely little town, set amidst beautiful colonial coffee plantations.

Useful Things To Know About Bolivia

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Location
At 424,162 square miles (1,098,581 square kilometres), Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America. Bordering Peru and Chile to the west, Argentina and Paraguay to the south, and Brazil to the north and east, it is divided into nine administrative units, called departments.
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Geography
There are three major geographic landscapes. The first one is the high and cold plateau (altiplano), located between the eastern and western Andean mountain chains (the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Occidental) at 12,000 to 14,000 feet (4,000 to 4,500 meters) above sea level. The second landscape is the intermontane valleys, located in the easternmost part of the Cordillera Oriental, at an average of 8,500 feet (2,600 meters) elevation. The third landscape is the vast lowlands (Oriente).
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Demography
Historically, Bolivia has been predominantly rural, with most of its Quechua- and Aymara-speaking peasants living in highland communities. The 1992 census confirmed that 80 percent of people live in the highlands and noted increasing rural to urban migration.

About

Nick Ullmann

Guide at Observation Now Travel Bureau

We attempt to bring to light the best the country has to offer including its many hidden gems. Our goal is to ensure an authentic and unforgettable, life-changing experience for everyone.