ultramarinus – beyond the sea


Set in a mountain valley, Sucre enjoys mild temperature and it was pleasant to walk around in the city to check out the white colonial buildings.  In fact, there is strict control on buildings’ exterior finishes here in order to maintain the “White City”.  Declared as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, Sucre is a Bolivian showpiece of colonial architecture including the Casa de la Libertad where Bolivia’s declaration of independence was signed in 1825, the Cathedral with its distinctive bell tower, a dozen or so museums housed in big whitewashed buildings, and many churches and convents.  During our 1.5-day stay in Sucre, we spent most of the time wandering the streets around Plaza de Mayo.  Before we left the city, we walked up the hill southeast of Plaza de Mayo to Plaza Anzures, where a covered colonnade offering a good view of the city below; but the view didn’t come close to match our experience on the rooftop of Convento de San Felipe Neri.

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Read other posts on Sucre, Bolivia
Day 32.1 – Convento de san Felipe Neri
Day 32.2 – Museum Night, Sucre, Bolivia
Day 33.1 – White City, Sucre, Bolivia

Next Destination – Potosi, Bolivia
Continuing on our journey from post Day 33.2

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

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