After Class Activities in Sucre
Our program gives you plenty of time to discover all that Bolivia has to offer after your classes are over. Sucre is a beautiful colonial city that's perfect for strolling. Throughout the city you'll find impressive Spanish colonial churches, magnificent houses, and many excellent museums to get lost in.
Locals love to spend their days sitting in the main plaza, walking through the numerous parks, or visiting with friends in the many bars and cafes. There's also a dinosaur museum located just 10 km north of the city where you can see some amazing dinosaur footprints as well as prehistoric plant and animal fossils. Get yourself ready for a trip to Sucre by checking out some of these:
Main Sights: Get to Know Sucre
La Biblioteca Nacional
The National Library was built in 1538, in the same year as of the foundation of the republic. It houses important books and documents that date back to the 15th century.
La Catedral Metropolitana
The Metropolitan Cathedral was built between 1559 to 1712. It's home to the “Museo Catedraliceo”, a religious museum that has a large collection of artefacts relating to Bolivia’s religious history. The cathedral also contains a wide array of gold and silver jewellery and precious gemstones.
View thousands of dinosaur tracks on the rockface at Parque Cretácico. This family-friendly park has many life-size dinosaur models, an audiovisual display, and a restaurant.
Archbishop's Palace (El Palacio Arzobispal)
This impressive structure was built in 1609. It was considered an important religious and historic institution throughout the colonial period.
Architecture: Discover Bolivia's Unique & Beautiful Buildings
Iglesia de San Francisco
The Iglesia de San Francisco was established in 1538. Over the years it fell into disrepair before eventually being reconstructed in 1925. Inside, you'll find Moorish panelled ceilings and Bolivia’s Liberty Bell (Campana de la Libertad) which was used during the revolution of 1825.
Iglesia de Santa Mónica
The interior of the Iglesia de Santa Mónica is resplendent with mestizo carvings. Its beautiful courtyard, with its many tree-lined walkways, is considered one of the Sucre’s finest. The church is only open during special events and is sometimes used as a civic auditorium.
La Casa de la Libertad
The House of Freedom was built in 1621 and is considered Bolivia’s most important building. It houses the Bolivian Declaration of Independence and other important artefacts related to its independence in 1825. There are also many portraits of presidents, military decorations, and other artefacts displayed inside.
Palacio de la Glorieta
The Palacio de la Glorieta was built by Don Francisco de Argandoña in the late 19th century. The palace was built in the style of a castle and includes two towers. The architecture of the palace is a mix of Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic, Moorish, Mudejar, and Neoclassical styles. Today it primarily functions as a military school.
Museums: Experience the Past
Museo de la Recoleta
This museum is inside a convent that was built in the 17th century. Discover an intriguing collection of colonial art and go for a walk in the picturesque courtyard. Interestingly, the walls of the museum are intentionally crooked; this was done to help prevent damage from earthquakes.
Museo de Char
This museum has an impressive collection of indigenous and European art that's strongly related to Bolivia. The museum itself is located in a large 17th century mansion and is divided into three separate collections; modern, colonial, and folk. The modern collection contains pieces that reflect contemporary Bolivian artists and their focus on the country’s poverty. The colonial art collection dates from the 16th to 17th centuries and includes paintings from Melchor Pérez Holguín. The folk collection displays beautiful pottery and some mummified bodies.
Museo del arte modernos
The Museum of Modern Art displays works of modern Bolivian painting and sculptures. This is the perfect place to get a glimpse of Bolivian artistic talent.
Museo Textil Etnografico
The Textile-Ethnographic Museum displays a collection of textiles produced by ethnic groups from Sucre. Here you can learn about these beautiful patterns and their significance within Bolivia's ever evolving culture.
Please contact us for more information on our organized activity program!