17°C
Sucre, Bolivia
moderate rain
Humidity 71%
  • Low Temp. 17.4°C
  • High Temp. 17.4°C

Sucre

Named throughout Bolivia for its pretty, well-kept centre, and for its agreeable climate, Sucre – 'la ciudad blanca' or white city – is probably the most tranquil city in Bolivia (or perhaps South America). While it offers specific attractions in the form of historic buildings and renowned theatre as well as indigenous culture and prehistoric sites in the surrounding towns and countryside, the highlight of Sucre might be its relaxed atmosphere, which detains many travelers for far longer than expected.

Our experience in Sucre starts by visiting the historic part of the city and its most important sites. Sucre's history has always been closely tied to that of Potosí. The city rose to prominence as an attractive retreat for wealthy and influential figures connected with Potosí's silver mines. Although Sucre can be considered a 'colonial' city, its architecture is more an example of later, neo-classical style. The disheveled, crooked streets of Potosí better reflect the chaotic urban planning of early colonialism and the silver rush, while orderly, elegant Sucre is a result of the wealth later spawned by the silver trade. Sucre’s original name, Ciudad de la Plata de la Nueva Toledo (city of the silver of New Toledo) reflects the huge significance silver played in the city’s development.

Our insider access allows our clients to go inside the houses of traditional families from Sucre that have lived there since the colonial era and that house antiques, textiles and art collections. You will have the chance to sleep in a Hacienda from the 1600s or in in a boutique hotel from the 18th century that has been renovated preserving the original structure and details.