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Sucre's main plaza

The square that ignited the freedom of Latin America

•type:

•interest:

CULTURAL

SQUARE

•location:
SUCRE CITY
•country:
BOLIVIA
 

Sucre's main plaza

GALLERY - 

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ABOUT - 

Sucre's main plaza

The Main Square (or Plaza de Armas) of Sucre was the scene of the first libertarian declaration of Latin America, with the Chuquisaca Revolution, on May 25, 1809. The also called Plaza 25 de Mayo is Cultural and Historical Heritage of Bolivia and the heart of the political, social and administrative life of the city of Sucre, which, in turn, is World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sucre is the historical and constitutional capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

 

Government buildings such as the Mayor's Office and the Governorate, religious buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and historic buildings such as the colonial and republican style Casa de la Libertad (House of freedom) are located at Sucre’s Main Square surroundings. These buildings are painted in white, for that reason Sucre is called by the nickname of "The White City".


The Plaza has diagonal and circular paths, with beautiful gardens, monuments to Antonio José de Sucre, Bernardo Monteagudo and Jaime de Zudáñez, two carved stone fountains, a metal kiosk and other smaller fountains. It is the perfect place to walk, talk, read a book or meet the people from Sucre.

 

The city of Sucre has 260,000 inhabitants. It is located at 2,790 meters above sea level, with a warm and dry climate. It is the first city founded by the Spanish in Bolivia. Three great institutions have characterized it throughout its history: the Church, with the creation of the episcopal seat in 1552 and its subsequent transformation into the Archbishopric of La Plata in 1609; the Administrative Court, with the creation of the Real Hearing of Charcas in 1559, associated with the viceroyalty of Peru with headquarters in Lima; and, the University San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, created in 1623 (fourth university of America).


Sucre follows the grid street plan, common in colonial cities, with a network of squares, gardens and parks that give great harmony to the urban complex. It is one of the best-preserved cities of Hispanic architecture in America, with cobblestone streets, fountains, ancient churches, houses covered with clay tiles and white walls, characteristic of the colonial design.

 

PRACTICAL - 

Sucre's main plaza

ADDRESS OR VENUE

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

Plaza Mayor (Plaza 25 de Mayo), Sucre, Bolivia

  • Monday to sunday, open 24 hours.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Sucre city - 0km - 0miles

DISTANCE TO CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Sucre cityís airport - 34km - 21miles

PROFILE

• Interest:

CULTURAL

• Kind:

URBAN

• Min. visit time hours:

1

PLACE

• Class:

2190

• Altitude meters:

SQUARE

• Type:

9153

• Altitude feet:

• Max. visit time hours:

2

RELATED ACTIVITIES

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Independent visit.

CULTURAL:

  • Attending religious events.

  • Attending civic events.

  • Attending folkloric events.

  • Attending artistic events.

  • Attending sporting events.

  • Attending commercial events.

ENTERTAIMENT:

  • Shopping.

  • Attend shows.

  • Night life.

SPORTS:

  • Walking

  • Trekking.

  • Running.

  • Biking.

SPECIALIZED:

  • Bird watching.

  • Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site.

  • Cultural National Heritage.

  • Historic district. 

ENTRANCE FEE

  • There is no entrance fee

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Comfortable clothing.

  • A camera.

  • A video camera.

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Sucre's main plaza