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Sucre (Bolivia)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Three hours from Potosi by bus
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sucre

Joanna Pallud Seasoned Traveller
14 written opinions

Sucre is a predominantly white-walled former colonial city.

My suggestion:
Be sure to visit the main market in the centre, which provides a microcosm of life in Sucre. And be sure to try the cakes with all the cream in them (there are small ones available), and the fruit juices, which they make in front of you as you watch!
My review

I spent an enjoyable two days in Sucre on my trip to Bolivia. It's a very nice and pleasant city to visit. It is possible to see some very beautiful sunsets if you head up to La Recolta, which is located in the heights above the city. Additionally, and due to the fact that this is quite a religious country, I even got to see and participate in a religious procession (many of these take place throughout the year). It was all highly colourful, with lots of singing.

When I went walking around Sucre, I found myself frequently accosted by tour operators trying to get me to take a tour of the city or the area around it. I finally opted for the services of an independent guide who proposed travelling along a Sucre section of the Inca Trail and visiting some of the villages of the Jalqu'a<, a remotely isolated indigenous people who speak only Quechua. Though it was quite interesting visiting these places, the language barrier was really a major obstacle, which meant there was little possibility of any real communication. The landscapes and scenery, which are quite arid here, were very beautiful.

Tours and travel ideas Sucre

  • Highlights
Solo female travel adventure
Length 21 days Approx. $2,770
  • Highlights
Andes, salt flats and colonial towns
Length 9 days Approx. $1,780
Multi-destination tour
  • Highlights
Two weeks exploration
Length 14 days Approx. $2,090
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