Insane Transportation Cost:Should I Reconsider a Visit to ‘Colonial’ Sucre?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 9:45 AM Last Post By: Fieldgate
Dec 9, 2012 11:28 AM
Insane Transportation Cost:Should I Reconsider a Visit to ‘Colonial’ Sucre?I have visited many Latin American great colonial gems: Cuzco, Quito, Buenos Aires (although different obviously), Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro (different again), Salvador in Brazil (again different), Cartagena, Guanajuato, etc. Do you personally think Sucre ranks among these places I have been to in regard to being a 'must-see' colonial destination? I only ask because I looked up Avianca Airlines and saw that the price is $754USD 1-way on a random Wednesday afternoon 1 month from now from Bogota to Santa Cruz (not even to Sucre)! Wow. Sucre is truly a difficult place to reach. Hence I am reconsidering going there unless I get some strong feedback (ultimately opinions) saying that Sucre truly ranks among South America's greatest sightseeing destinations rather than more of a place to visit ‘only if you are already in the area’. Regardless of the money involved, what do you think in regard to going out of your way to see Sucre?
Dec 9, 2012 2:21 PM
1Sucre's not at all hard to reach, if you happen to be in Bolivia. I've been there, and it was entirely worthwhile. However, it would never occur to me to head there directly from Colombia, regardless of cost or convenience. That's just silly. My suggestion: take a trip to Bolivia, and include Sucre along with the usual other places (some of which include colonial areas analogous to those you list).
Dec 9, 2012 2:52 PM
Dec 9, 2012 7:41 PM
Dec 9, 2012 7:57 PM
4Agree totally with #1! Why would you want to fly there from Bogota??
Dec 10, 2012 12:22 AM
Dec 10, 2012 3:15 AM
Dec 10, 2012 8:45 AM
7Why is this cost "insane"? I just looked at a reasonable comparison in Europe - HEL-PUF - around the same distance and in terms of relative importance - USD 790. Seems reasonable to me.
Oh well - re your question - Sucre is an attractive (capital) city and has a lot of intact Colonial architecture. friendly people, inexpensive, and worth the visit, if you are in the general area.
I would not plan on making a special trip from Colombia just to go to Sucre, however I would suggest including Sucre in a visit to Bolivia if your interest is architectural and historical.
Dec 10, 2012 9:45 AM
8Sucre is of great historical significance, both politically and culturally. The place of first outcry for independence from Spain, and as the seat of one of the oldest universities in South America.
Colonial architecture of Sucre is interesting too. Besides the city, there are interesting treks in the surrounding area.
You wouldn't want to miss it if you were travelling in Bolivia, but, to pay that money (US$754 one way) to visit, just for the sake of it, I'd find it really hard to justify.
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