These cities are the most representative ones of Bolivia in terms of history and colonial architecture; both were declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In Sucre you can…
These cities are the most representative ones of Bolivia in terms of history and colonial architecture; both were declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In Sucre you can visit La Casa de la Libertad where the republic was founded in 1825. You can also visit La Casa de la Moneda in Potosi, one of the most important constructions in the history of Latin America due to its relevance for the entire Spanish colony. It is also possible to experience the local culture by visiting indigenous towns such as Tarabuco and learn about the hard life of miners who extract silver in Potosi.Other optional visits:
When you arrive in Sucre during the morning, we will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you to the city of Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will have free time to enjoy a first contact with the "White City" and enjoy lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, we pick you up in our private vehicle to first visit La Recoleta Church, Convent and Lookout, a Franciscan monastery located at the foothills of Cerro Churuquella. Later, we will head to the Museum of Indigenous Art (ASUR) that houses a sample of the textile richness of two local cultures: Tarabuco and Jalq'a. Then, we will visit La Casa de la Libertad where was the act of independence of Alto Peru was signed (today the Plurinational State of Bolivia). Currently it works as a museum where historical relics and important documents of this stage of the history of Bolivia are kept. Finally, we will stroll around the Main Square and return to your hotel.
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the bus terminal in Sucre to take a regular bus to go to the city of Potosí. We will be waiting for you at Potosi’s bus terminal to welcome and take you to the downtown where you will have lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, we start our tour taking a walk around the city of Potosi, which was one of the most important cities of the continent during the colonial era as it was one of the main points of extraction of silver found in the bowels of Cerro Rico. We will visit La Casa de la Moneda Museum, which -for many years- was the main minting silver coins center for the Spanish colony. There, you can see how the coins were produced back then by local and African slaves.
Afterwards, we will visit the façade of San Lorenzo Church, known for its beautiful mestizo-baroque decoration, the Pavilion of Royal Officials, the convent of Santa Teresa Church, built completely from stone. We conclude the tour at Plaza 10 de Noviembre, the main square of the city from where you can see the beautiful exterior of Santa Basilica Cathedral.