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ABOUT SUCRE

Get to know the wonderful city of Sucre
 

Bolivia has an estimated population of 11,138,234 (World Fact Book, 2017). It's comprised of nine departments, and the city of Sucre is the capital of the department of Chuquisaca. Sucre is also the Constitutional Capital of Bolivia. The first 'El Grito', the shout of liberty in America was heard in the city of Sucre. 

 

As one of the oldest cities in South America, Sucre boasts unequalled colonial beauty. UNESCO declared Sucre to be a World Heritage Culture and Historic Site and the Monument City of America.

 

The peaceful atmosphere of Sucre creates an ideal place to relax and get away from the craziness of a large city. With an altitude of 9,022 feet (2,750 meters) above sea level, Sucre enjoys a moderate climate. The population of this city is 247,300 (2006 census).

 

For travellers, Sucre is a popular place to rest and decompress because of its sunny days, mountain vistas and sociable atmosphere. For foodies, Sucre boasts scores of delicious restaurants - from high-class French fine-dining to the humble and ever-popular Pollerías (chicken) restaurants, all outstanding value for money. On the weekends you can explore the fascinating culture of Tarabuco, a traditional indigenous town boasting a bustling textile market every Sunday. There are multi-day hikes through the beautiful Cordillera de las Frailes, mountains to climb and dinosaur footprints to marvel at.