Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia and the historical heart of the country, it’s a charming, and quaint city located in the south-central part of the country.
Sucre is the 6th most populated city in Bolivia, with 300.000 inhabitants. Located in a valley crossed by the Cachimayo River, Sucre enjoys a warm temperature all year-round. This enchanting, white-washed city with colonial-era buildings, is considered by many the most beautiful city in Bolivia. It is also one of the favorite destinations for students who decide to take a Spanish course in Latin America. If you want to know why, read on and discover some of the top things to do in Sucre:
1. Visit the Plaza 25 de Mayo (25 de Mayo Square)
The main square of Sucre, an outstanding place to take a stroll, relax and soak in the beauty of the city. Declared historical and cultural heritage in 2014, it is one of the most beautiful squares in Bolivia. As it usually happens in any plaza, there is constant activity: vendors, tourists, families, office workers. A dazzling and vibrant rushing that somehow also leaves space for taking a relaxing moment just enjoying the views.
Located right at the center of the city, the square is flanked by the two most important buildings of the city: the Cathedral and Casa de la Libertad. The Plaza is surrounded by many cafes, souvenir shops, and it houses many of the city’s festivities.
2. Discover the Casa de la Libertad (Freedom House)
A must-visit building to get a better understanding of Bolivia’s history and traditions. The Casa de la Libertad was the building in which it was signed the declaration of independence of Bolivia on 6th august 1825. Nowadays it is a museum paying tribute to the most crucial moment in Bolivia’s colonial history. The declaration and other documents related to Bolivia’s history are on display in the museum.
3. Try local food in the central market
A wonderful spot to get closer to the daily life of Bolivians. The market is not just a market, besides the selling of local food, kitchen utensils, clothes, and cosmetic products, it is also the meeting point for locals to drink a coffee, have lunch or just spend some time together.
4. Learn Spanish
As we said before, Sucre is one of the favorite destinations for students of Spanish who want to learn the language while living a life-changing experience in such a beautiful country like Bolivia. Time is now, step out of your comfort zone and take a Spanish course in Sucre to live a memorable experience.
5. Enjoy the views from Mirador la Recoleta
Viewpoints allow us to admire the beauty of a city from a distance. And La Recoleta’s viewpoint is one you can’t miss when in Sucre. A perfect plan to enjoy a relaxing afternoon while getting a privileged perspective of the city.
6. Learn about dinosaurs in Parque Cretácico
Parque Cretácico is a theme park every fan and dinosaurs lovers shall visit. The park includes a museum and a collection of life-size dinosaur sculptures. This tourist attraction (now the most visited museum in the country) has one of the largest collections of dinosaur footprints in the whole world. When in Sucre, don’t forget to visit it, dinosaurs are awesome!