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Sucre, Bolivia

Tiwy.com, photos by Rem Sapozhnikov (February, 2008)
 


Sucre is rather a tidy town, which according to the Constitution is a capital of Bolivia, but in no way can claim such a stately role. It is situated in the mountains, but not so high as La Paz, Oruro or Potosi, at the comfortable height 2750 m. Today its population is 250 thousand people.

In 1539 Spanish conquistadors founded a town La Plata in the place of an Indian settlement Charcas. At the time of struggle for independence the town was called Chuquisaca, and in1839 it got its name Sucre, in honor of fellow fighter of Simon Bolivar in the struggle for independence from Spain, general Antonio Jose de Sucre, who became the second president of Bolivia.

The right to be called a capital that town acquired due to uprising that took place there on 25 May, 1809, which initiated struggle for independence from the Spanish crown in the whole Latin America. In 2009 the town celebrates 200 years since that event that is called Liberation Cry.

In 1825 another important historic event took place in Sucre Consultative Assembly, which resulted in the Act of Independence, signed by deputies of 5 provinces of Alto Peru. Thus, the Republic of Bolivia, named after Simon Bolivar, was born.
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It is a practice in Bolivia to call streets and squares after the dates, in which important historic events took place. Therefore, no wonder that the main square of Sucre is called Plaza 25 de Mayo.

The monument to A.J de Sucre is erected in the center of the square.



The Cathedral of Sucre is situated at the south-west side of the main square.

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Palace of Government.

Residents of Sucre are fond of reminding that the capital is situated in their town but not in La Paz. You can also feel a slight arrogant attitude towards all mountainous part of Bolivia.


Jose Bernardo Monteagudo


The Obelisk of Freedom.
Obelisco de la Libertad


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Aeropuerto de Sucre Juana Azurduy de Padilla

The airport in Sucre can't be in any way called a capital one. First of all it only receives planes of local airlines. Secondly, in cloudy weather, the airport does not receive airplanes at all, as for landing complete visibility is required.


The monument to Juana Azurduy near the airport in the name of whom it is called.


To all appearances, out of all religions in the world these dogs prefer catholicism. Peer into their eyes, they are full of faith and as if they are asking when did you have confession last?


Iglesia de San Felipe Mari Convento Santa Teresa.


Iglesia San Francisco


Hospital Santa Barbara


Rumbo Al Bicentenario Teatro Gran Mariscal Sucre



   Sections:
» Sucre (31)
» Bolivar park (15)
» The viewing point La Recoleta (10)
» Sucre streets (17)
» Sucre hotels (14)
» Signboards at the streets of Sucre (10)
» Road between Sucre and Potosi (10)



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